Kevin Love thinks Dion Waiters is underrated and can pass the ball, according to Dion Waiters, in a report Wednesday from Mike Sieski of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Waiters has been working out with Love in Los Angeles during the offseason and the two will get to know each other better now that Love became a member of the Cavaliers this week. The three-time All-Star forward was traded to the Cavs in a deal that sends No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins and last year's No. 1 overall pick, Anthony Bennett, to the Timberwolves. Love now joins LeBron James and Kyrie Irving for an All-Star core in Cleveland.
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Waiters, drafted No. 4 overall out of Syracuse in 2012, said one of the things Love knows about him is that he can pass the ball. What's more, Waiters believes it's going to be easy getting to the basket once he gets by the initial coverage because "the rest of the floor is going to be so wide open." The 22-year-old guard ranked No. 193 in passes per game last season. Put into context, he's in the middle of power forwards Draymond Green of the Warriors and Trevor Booker of the Wizards for passes per game over the course of the season.
More from Waiters in Sieski's report:
"He likes my game. He thinks I’m underrated. One of the things about K-Love, he knows I pass the ball ... When I get the opportunity to get the ball, I’ve got to destroy my opponent. The rest of the floor is going to be so wide open that, once I get by him, the rest of it should be easy."
- Marc Weinreich