As the Lakers set their sights on their marquee return game against the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday, Dion Waiters reflected on his time in Cleveland with LeBron James and what has changed in the last five years.
The former No. 4 overall pick in 2012 endured a tumultuous 2014-15 season with the Cavaliers, reportedly aggravating James and upsetting the offensive flow, which ultimately resulted in a mid-season trade to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Now, however, Waiters seems to be flourishing on a Lakers team that has an excellent chance to capture the title this year.
Dion Waiters on the difference between playing with LeBron James when he was 22 years old on the Cavaliers to playing with him now on the Lakers: pic.twitter.com/EY6TUMlEEp
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) July 25, 2020
Waiters was signed in March to the Lakers about a week before the league suspended play.
However, despite the four-month layoff, Waiters looks GOOD. Scary Good.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 25, 2020