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NBA Draft Rumors: Dion Waiters Moving Up Cavs Board?

The Cleveland Cavaliers are contemplating using their No. 4 pick on Syracuse guard Dion Waiters, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

There was this tweet Thursday morning...

...as well as this article, which says:

The Cavaliers haven't been able to get Waiters to visit Cleveland for a workout and meeting with officials, but it hasn't extinguished management's ever-evolving fascination with choosing Waiters at No. 4 - especially if the Cavaliers are unable to secure Florida guard Bradley Beal.

Cleveland has intensified its background checks on Waiters, and sources in direct contact with Cavs officials believe Waiters would be the franchise's choice over Kansas' Thomas Robinson should the Charlotte Bobcats select Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at No. 2, and the Washington Wizards take Beal at No. 3.

In 24.1 minutes per game last season, Waiters, a 6-5 comob guard, averaged 12.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.8 steals. He didn't start a single game, but was still a key contributor to the Orange's Elite 8 run. He scored double-figures in seven of Syracuse's final eight games.

DraftExpress.com currently has Waiters going No. 7 to the Golden State Warriors. DraftExpress projects the Cavs to take Kentucky product Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

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