While We’re Waiting aims to be the round-up of the recent WFNY-esque information for your morning viewing. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email in the sidebar.
Coaches not being nice make professional athletes sad pandas: “Chiefs Pro Bowl guard Brian Waters asked the organization Thursday to release or trade him this offseason, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. [...] Waters, according to the source, was offended and shocked by what he perceived to be the arrogance of Todd Haley and Scott Pioli.” [Jason Whitlock/Kansas City Star]
Room for growth: “You put him at 215-220 pounds, with another 10-15 pounds of muscle on him, and he’s going to drive some balls out of the ballpark. That will come. I want him to stay with what he’s doing right now. He’s in a BP group with some big boppers, but I tell him, “You can’t worry about what they’re doing.” [Indians.com via Lets Go Tribe]
LeBron James, your new power forward? “In their lowest moments this season, and there haven’t been many, the Cavaliers have been rather rudely reminded that it’s still a big man’s game. And now they are going to be even smaller.” [Brian Windhorst/Plain Dealer]
Speaking of LeBron, Henry Abbott knocked the cover off of the ball with this look into how the Rockets defended LeBron James. Holy word count. Your move, RockKing. [Henry Abbott/TrueHoop]
Doesn’t the Cloak of Secrecy sound very Harry Potter? Yep, my football team sounds like a Harry Potter book. ”The cloak of secrecy will soon be revealed in Berea as the Cleveland Browns make their overtures to pending free agents in just a matter of hours. To date, new head coach Eric Mangini hasn’t offered much of a hint of what direction the team is going. Cleveland’s areas of need are easy to point out. The team could use help at linebacker, running back and in the secondary. But there has been little information given when it comes to potential targets.” [James Walker/ESPN]