Dion Waiters has claimed that he can eventually become the best shooting guard in the NBA.
The 21-year-old, who averaged 14.7 points per game in his debut season for the Cleveland Cavaliers, believes that he has the potential to prove his critics wrong in the new campaign.
Waiters told Hoopsworld: "Without a doubt, I really believe that [I'll eventually be the best shooting guard in the NBA]. This year, I'm going to show a lot of people who doubted me and still doubt me. I'm going to show them. And I don't need praise and all of that.
"I just want to be respected. I'm coming. That's all I have to say. I've taken my work ethic to another level and I feel as though I still have something to prove. So, watch out."
The Cavaliers used their fourth pick in the first round of last year's Draft to acquire Waiters, who spent two years at Syracuse.