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Report: Dion Waiters gaining 'significant traction' in Sacramento

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With just hours to go before the NBA's July moratorium period begins, The Vertical's Chris Mannix is reporting that the Dion Waiters is gaining 'significant traction' in Sacramento.

Waiters averaged 9.8 points, 2.0 assists, and 2.6 rebounds on 0.399 shooting from the field, and .358 shooting from three, in 27 minutes per game with the Oklahoma City Thunder last season. Waiters' raw numbers aren't particularly impressive, but his defense is solid, and considering the fact that he played a huge role on a Thunder team that almost took down the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals, I have a hard time saying 'the Kings don't need this guy' despite how I may personally feel about his game.

On one hand, if he's good enough for a significant spot in the Thunder rotation, he's certainly talented enough for the guard-starved Kings. On the other hand, his final days in Cleveland were not good, and his reputation as an offensive gunner (and a disgruntled gunner at that) wouldn't make me feel very good about this kind of move with other more dependable, even-keeled options available.