''That's nonsense,'' Waiters said after practice on Tuesday. ''He's supposed to say that, but I know deep down they're not messing with me and Ky. I think me and Ky are the best young backcourt.''
It didn't take long for Wall to respond.
''They haven't seen a playoff game yet, so when they make one, they can start talking,'' Wall said, adding that Waiters hasn't been a starter.
There's a history between the Wizards and Cavs, who met in the playoffs from 2006-08. Cleveland won each series, but there was hostility between LeBron James and DeShawn Stevenson. Wizards center Brendan Haywood - now with the Cavs - was ejected for shoving James, and even rappers Jay-Z and Soulja Boy were involved.
Cleveland visits Washington on Nov. 21 and hosts the Wizards five days later.