Bet You Can’t Guess Why NBA Players Want to Come to Philly

Let’s just say the lack of talent has certain attractions.

Oh dear:

It’s no secret that the Cleveland Cavaliers have been shopping second-year shooting guard Dion Waiters, and the latest update, according to two sources who spoke with Bleacher Report, is that the Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers have emerged as the top two suitors. And both are realistic destinations based on trade assets and financial complements.

According to a source close to Waiters, he “wants out” of Cleveland and “prefers to go to Philly because he thinks he’d be the best player on the team. That’s his mindset.”

Waiters was fourth overall pick once upon a time. Still, it’s telling that he’d rather go from a bad team to a bad team, rather than from a bad team to one that, despite Derrick Rose’s latest injury, should still be in the playoffs. No thanks.


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  • Turk502

    Ok, Joel. I know you aren’t really a sports guy, but…Dion was the 4th overall pick “once upon a time”? It was 18 months ago. He just turned 22. The Bulls are 3-12 in their last 15 games after starting 6-3, and are headed for irrelevancy. And they’re old. Take away Rose, and 6 of their top-7 players are 28 or older. Oh, and Waiters is FROM Philadelphia. That may have a little more to do with why he’d want to come here than being the best player on a bad team. I’m not saying that he’d be a superstar here or anywhere else, but considering that he’s more than 3 years younger than Evan Turner, who the Sixers already chose not to extend past this year, may be as good as Turner right now, and is probably better suited to play the “2″ alongside MCW, you’d really want to consider this deal. Oh, and someone who WANTS to play for the Sixers? That’s a negative now? I’d rather have that than the collection of stiffs we’ve had for the last 10 years who looked like they’d rather be anywhere other than Philly…