Saturday December 6th, 2014

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters indicated that he is focused on his team's success even though his role has been reduced, according to a report from ESPN.com. 

Waiters has seen his scoring (15.9 ppg to 8.1), field goal percentage (43.3 to 36.7) and playing time (29.6 mpg to 23.0) dip this season.

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Waiters, a first-round pick in the 2012 draft, was also replaced in the starting lineup by Shawn Marion after the Cavaliers' third game of the season.

After opening the season with a 5-7 record, Cleveland -- which acquired LeBron James and traded for Kevin Love in the offseason -- has won six consecutive games. Waiters said Thursday that right now it's "not about me."

From ESPN.com:

"It's all right. We're winning," Waiters told ESPN.com following Cavs shootaround Thursday. "It ain't about me right now. It's not about me. As long as we're winning (I'm fine)." [...]

"It's been up and down," Waiters said. "It's a process for everybody, man. Including myself. You got to stick with it and just believe, believe in the system for right now and hopefully everything will turn around.

"I'm used to having the ball, man. So, not really having the ball in my hands ... it's just me trying to find different ways to impact the game."

The Cavaliers play at Brooklyn on Monday.

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