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Waiters demoted to Cavs bench, C.J. Miles to start

By Jason Lloyd Published: January 2, 2013

CLEVELANDC.J. Miles will start for the Cavaliers at shooting guard tonight against the Kings and Dion Waiters will come off the bench. 

Coach Byron Scott said he made the decision after watching Miles work with the starters the last two days in practice. 

"I’m just trying to find some balance and make us a better basketball team," Scott said. "That’s the biggest thing. Trying to figure out a way where he can be more effective." 

Scott insisted this wasn't a punishment for Waiters and the rookie has done nothing wrong. Scott referenced Waiters' time coming off the bench at Syracuse, but said Waiters wasn't happy with the decision.

The locker room was closed under NBA rules by the time Scott's media session was complete, so Waiters was not available to reporters following the announcement.

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