Found June 28, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:

The NBA Draft is officially less than 18 hours away, which means the crazy back-and-forth rumors are only now just kicking into hyperspeed. Late Wednesday night, we got the latest of murmurs possibly affecting the Cavaliers’ plans at the No. 4 pick, courtesy of ESPN’s Andy Katz:

Syracuse’s Dion Waiters could be in play at No. 4 to Cleveland, according to those close to Waiters. That would shake up lottery a bit.

There’s a lot going on in that tweet, starting with the fact that the source is Waiters’ camp. I’m not sure exactly how I should respond to that as an informed fan, considering that initially seems like pure posturing on Waiters’ part, and no one elses.

Either way, Twitter was on fire late at night here with rumors about Cleveland’s possible new interest in the Syracuse scorer. With his name and Washington’s Terrance Ross’ bursting onto the NE Ohio spotlight over the last moments, this likely is just a sign of things to come by the time the draft finally is here at 7 p.m.

[Related: 2012 NBA Draft: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Harrison Barnes and Growing Debates]

THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

2012 NBA Draft: Cleveland Cavaliers Select Dion Waiters, SG, Syracuse

With the fourth pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers selected Syracuse shooting guard Dion Waiters. Having made a play for the second-overall pick prior to the draft, the Cavaliers were relegated to staying in their lottery-given spot and addressed a weakness in their roster. A dynamic scorer, the 6-foot-4-inch Waiters averaged 12.6 points and 2.5 rebounds during the...

2012 NBA Draft: Cavs “GM” Daniel Gibson Selects Andre Drummond

In a recent player-based NBA Draft special for ESPN the Magazine, Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard dons his General Manger hat (flat-brimmed, slightly crooked) and selects UConn center Andre Drummond as the newest player to join the Wine and Gold. “He’s a young, athletic 7-footer with great potential,” says Cavs guard Gibson about Drummond, who ranked in the top-30 in both...

Windhorst reports from the Cavaliers’ draft room

Former Cavalier beat writer Brian Windhorst was embedded in the Cavaliers’ draft room yesterday, and wrote about the experience and what went into the draft for the Cavs, particularly drafting Waiters- “Trent Redden, the Cavs’ director of college personnel, had been to Syracuse’s campus several times to see and gather information on Waiters. Grant spent three days there...

Anthony Parker Announces Retirement

At the age of 37, Cavaliers guard Anthony Parker has announced his retirement from the NBA. The Plain Dealer’s Mary Schmitt Boyer reported the news earlier this afternoon: “I wanted to make that decision after the season and make sure that is what I wanted to do,” he said in an email. “I’m at peace with it and excited for whatever the future has for me.” He played nine...

2012 NBA Rumor Central: Cleveland Cavaliers interested in Dion Waiters at #4

  The Cleveland Cavaliers have the #4 pick and there’s been talk that they had their eyes on Bradley Beal. As we all know, Bradley Beal — with his stock increasing — is likely to be gone by the #3 slot which is owned by Washington. Now, there is this report from Yahoo! Sports that [...]

NBA Draft Contest: Deuce Brand Cavaliers Watch Give-Away

The NBA Draft is upon us and once again our friends at Deuce Brand are teaming up with us to give away a watch. This time, in the spirit of the NBA draft, we will be giving away the Cavaliers style watch. For those unfamiliar with Deuce, they produce sports watches that athletes can wear while working out. Not just athletes, but anyone participating in any kind of physical activity...

Cavaliers’ Dion Waiters to wear #3, Tyler Zeller #40

At the introductory press conference, the Cavaliers revealed the new jerseys and numbers for the Cavs draft class. Dion Waiters will wear #3, his number at Syracuse. Tyler Zeller will wear #40. (Photo from WFNY Scott)

Cavs pull a surprise by taking Waiters No. 4 in the draft

The Cleveland Cavaliers made a bit of a surprise draft choice with their first pick in the NBA draft on Thursday, taking Syracuse guard Dion Waiters with the No. 4 overall pick. Waiters may be the first player in history taken in the top four picks even though he never started a single game in two seasons of college ball. With the Cavs, he will be paired with point guard Kyrie...

Cavs take Waiters at No. 4, Kings go for Robinson

The Cleveland Cavaliers made a surprise pick with the No. 4 overall selection in the NBA draft Thursday, taking Syracuse sophomore guard Dion Waiters, who did not start any games for the Orange, The Sacramentoi Kings took Thomas Robinson of Kansas with the next choice.

With Waiters and Zeller, Byron Scott’s Dreams Become Reality

During the summer of 2010, as the drill sergeant of a head coach in Byron Scott was being introduced to the Cleveland media, he envisioned a Cavaliers team that would get up the floor and do so with the utmost efficiency. Surely, it was an indirect sales pitch at LeBron James who, entering free agency at the time, was said to be deflated by the half-court sputtering of former head...

Tyler Zeller’s Girlfriend Is Huge Mystery Of 2012 Draft

It’s the biggest mystery of the 2012 NBA Draft: Who is Tyler Zeller’s girlfriend? We’ve scoured Google, Twitter, MySpace, etc. and can’t come up with a name. In 2012, how is that even possible? Shouldn’t this concern the Cleveland Cavaliers (his new team) that Zeller is so secretive that he doesn’t even reveal his girlfriend until the Draft? Zeller told Sports Illustrated...

Cleveland Cavaliers 2012 “Dream Draft”

Follow @ClevelandDTR By: Eric Grinnell The NBA Draft is tonight, and the last draft-related thing I wanted to do was to make a Cleveland Cavaliers “dream draft.”  Although I highly doubt the night will play out this way, this would be my favorite scenario for the Cavs. 1st Round, Pick #4 – Thomas Robinson, PF Kansas It’s sounding more and more likely that Robinson will...
Cavaliers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.