Dion Waiters (left): "Screw College, when I make the big leagues, I'll be starting on opening day."
Scoop Jardine: "Good one bud."
Scoop better believe it.
According to Rick Noland of the Chronicle Telegram, Dion Waiters will be in the Cavaliers starting line-up in the Cleveland Cavaliers season opener tonight against Washington, giving Waiters his first taste of being a starter since high school. Throughout the two years Waiters was in Syracuse, he did not start a single game.
Dion was drafted forth overall by Cleveland in June's draft and it surprised most that he was picked so high. There were so many large names on the board in Thomas Robinson, Harrison Barnes, and Andre Drummond yet the Cavaliers decided grab Waiters with their high pick. He was NBA ready and could fill a hole in the shooting guard position that they needed.
Taking a player who was a sixth man for two straight college years is not your typical top five pick, but it's a little late to ra...