Report: Dion Waiters to wear no. 23 for Thunder

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LeBron James was reportedly consulted before the Cavaliers traded for J.R. Smith.

Might his opinion similarly have been sought when the idea of trading Dion Waiters was first approached?

It’s murky at best, but what has become clear is that Waiters is wasting no time in putting his Cleveland past behind him.

From Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman:

Dion Waiters will wear #23 for the Thunder.

Waiters wore no. 3 in college at Syracuse, and in two-plus NBA seasons with the Cavaliers.

Maybe Waiters knows more than we do about the inner workings of how all this went down. But it’s difficult to see this as anything other than a subtle shot at James, at least on the surface.