Waiters said before Tuesday night’s game with Portland that he’s happy and comfortable in Cleveland and was surprised at the latest rumors.
The trade talk involving the second-year guard began last month when reports surfaced Waiters was involved in a confrontation with teammates following a 29-point loss in Minnesota.
Waiters is Cleveland’s second-leading scorer, averaging 14.4 points. He’s been coming off the bench since mid-November as coach Mike Brown searched for the right combinations after the Cavaliers got off to a 4-12 start. Cleveland has won five of seven.
Waiters suffered a bruised knee in Monday’s practice, but planned on playing against Portland.