The 76ers front office is split on Dion Waiters
Dion Waiters still needs to find a home.
The 24-year-old guard who spent the last two seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder is one of just a handful of free agents left over from a very eventful summer in the NBA.
It looked as if returning to the Thunder was maybe the most likely scenario for the Dion, but in light of the Alex Abrines signing and trading for Victor Oladipo, Waiters became expendable for OKC, and they eventually decided to rescind his qualifying offer.
The Philadelphia 76ers are one candidate for Waiters. Waiters is from Philly, but apparently the front office is split about acquiring him.
The source added that some in the organization are interested in Waiters. However, concerns over the South Philly native’s being a good fit and possible off-the-court incidents might be too much for the franchise.
Waiters has dealt with a lot of tragedy that stems from the Philadelphia area. Last March, his brother, Demetrius Pinckney, was murdered.
The Sixers are concerned that trouble may follow Waiters if he returns home.
In terms of a basketball fit, Waiters should be able to see the floor a lot for the 76ers. Philly has been looking for a two-guard, and even offered Manu Ginobili around $16-17 million a season, forcing the Spurs to more than triple their initial offer to Manu.
The Sixers might not want to offer Waiters that much, but they clearly have the means to spend on another free agent, and Waiters is one of the best ones left.
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