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July 20, 2016

‘Trust the process’: Free agent Dion Waiters coming back to Philly?

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A few days ago, the Oklahoma City Thunder rescinded their qualifying offer on guard Dion Waiters, making the Philly native an unrestricted free agent.

Then last night, Waiters had an interesting caption on an Instagram post of him working out:

Even after spending on multiple free agents, the Sixers still have about $25 million in cap space. Waiters played well at times for the Thunder in last year’s playoffs, but he has also been an inefficient player that prefers to operate with the ball in his hands throughout his four-year NBA career. Still, the 24-year-old has talent and there could be some logic in bringing him in on a one or two-year deal. As a bonus, Waiters has done some very positive work in the Philadelphia community.

The market for Waiters doesn’t appear to be a huge one at the moment:

Could Waiters be sending signals about his hometown team? Or is he just trusting the process without looking at the Sixers? Stay tuned.

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