Found March 20, 2013 on Crossover Chronicles:
When Waiters returns from his relatively minor knee injury, he will the leader of the banged-up Cavaliers, even though he just entered the NBA back in the winter Although he is just a rookie, Dion Waiters has already shown bounds of leadership on his scuffling Cleveland Cavaliers team, a team that has struggled the whole season and is suffering from a bad case of the injuries, tanking, lack of talent and Luke Walton so far in the 2012-13 campaign. Playing in 57 games (starting in 48 of them), Waiters, a Syracuse product, has averaged 14.7 points and 3.0 assists per contest while serving as a clear secondary option to Kyrie Irving and even a tertiary scoring option when Anderson Varejao was healthy earlier on in the season.  However, Kyrie, before hurting his shoulder (he's expected to miss three to four weeks), had missed upwards of 10 games throughout the year, leaving some isolated chances for Waiters to take the reins of the team dispersed throughout...
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