Waiters leaves combine with guarantee?
Speculation was rampant as Syracuse guard Dion Waiters left the NBA combine in Chicago that he didn’t go empty-handed.
The NBA confirmed Waiters had left and in the process cancelled all remaining workouts with teams. The idea that he was given a promise by a team with an early pick in the draft seemed to carry weight.
“His agent told me there’s a promise to another team,” said Raptors president and GM Bryan Colangelo.
Waiters, though, is also highly thought of by the Raptors, and Yahoo Sports reported the guarantee might well have come from Colangelo and Toronto. The Raptors own the No. 8 pick in the first round.
Waiters was a score-first shooting guard at Syracuse. At 6-4, he might have to be more of a combination guard in the NBA. Coach Jim Boeheim was critical of his defensive effort and focus on occasion. But NBA teams believe in his talent and potential.