CHICAGO - For Dion Waiters, it seems as if the wait to learn who will draft him is already completed.
Waiters, a Philadelphia product who starred at Syracuse, pulled out of the NBA predraft combine here Thursday and was believed to have struck a deal with a team in the lottery, perhaps Phoenix or Toronto, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.
According to a league source, if a deal has indeed been struck, it is more likely to be with Phoenix. The Suns have the 13th pick in the draft; Toronto has the eighth overall pick.
Waiters, who left Syracuse after his sophomore season, is expected to be drafted in the first round. However, according to a league source, Waiters had been very impressive in workouts prior to the combine and was considered to be climbing draft boards around the league.