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Dion Waiters | Guard | #11

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (4) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Dion Waiters (ankle) had an MRI, which came back negative, but is still without a timetable for his return.
The Heat only have nine games left this season, including a back-to-back on Tuesday and Wednesday. Waiters is running out of time to get back in the mix. Josh Richardson will continue to start and log heavy minutes in his absence. Mar 28 - 11:59 AM

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Dion Waiters (ankle) is reportedly "progressing in the right direction," but there is still no timetable for his return.

Waiters has missed three straight games due to the ankle issue. "He’s feeling better," coach Erik Spoelstra said on Thursday. "Some of the swelling is starting to come down. But there still is no timetable." Josh Richardson is the primary benefactor here. J-Rich continues to start and play heavy minutes in Waiters absence.
Mar 24 - 9:30 AM

Dion Waiters (ankle) was in a walking boot on Thursday.

The good news is Waiters was not on crutches. The Heat have not revealed a timetable on Waiters, but he's likely out for multiple games. With him out, Josh Richardson should benefit the most while Wayne Ellington should have more shots going his way. J-Rich is worth a long look in standard leagues.
Mar 23 - 6:40 PM

Dion Waiters (ankle) still has no timetable to return.

The good news is that the swelling is down and coach Erik Spoelstra said he's "feeling better." With Waiters out, Josh Richardson has emerged as the clear pickup in his absence. Richardson is averaging 12.0 points, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks, 0.5 steals and 1.5 triples in his last two games.
Mar 23 - 11:56 AM

Dion Waiters (ankle) will not play on Thursday against the Raptors.

He's coming along just fine and the team may not give him an MRI this week. As of Wednesday, he doesn't have an MRI scheduled, so maybe Waiters is more day-to-day. Josh Richardson is a solid add in standard leagues and dropped 14 points on Tuesday.
Mar 22 - 5:15 PM

Dion Waiters (ankle) was spotted without a walking boot on Tuesday.

Waiters is still on crutches, and his ankle is still swollen, but he was at least able to put some weight on his injured left ankle while making his way through the Miami locker room on Tuesday. Waiters remains without an official timetable to return, and him gingerly making his way through a locker room on crutches suggests that he's still not very close, so those without an IR-spot will need to strongly consider moving on from Waiters. Josh Richardson will continue to start in his place.
Mar 21 - 6:51 PM

Dion Waiters (left ankle) will not play Tuesday vs. the Suns.

Waiters is still on crutches, and while he's hopeful that he'll be able to return before the end of the regular season, he's most certainly going to be looking at a multi-game absence here. Josh Richardson drew the start in his place on Sunday and finished with 10 points, one triple, two dimes, one steal, one block, one board and one turnover in 33 minutes, so he could be worth a look in deep leagues. Goran Dragic and Tyler Johnson should also be more active on offense. Unfortunately, Waiters is now a cut candidate in all leagues without an IR-spot.

Dion Waiters (left ankle) is on crutches and is hoping he can return before the end of the regular season.

Waiters said this ankle sprain is worse than his last one and he did break this ankle back in high school. The Heat are going to give him treatment every day and have not provided a timetable on his return. While Waiters is out, Josh Richardson gets a big chance and is starting on Sunday. If you need a guard and the wire dried up, J-Rich could be your guy with his nice upside.
Mar 19 - 5:27 PM

Dion Waiters (ankle) will not play against the Blazers on Sunday.

He does not have a timetable to return right now and coach Erik Spoelstra had some comments about his shooting guard on Saturday. "He was in the locker room doing treatment pretty much all night, last night, and then early this morning," Spoelstra said. The Heat won't put a grade on it, but it's fair to guess he's going to miss multiple games. With him out, Josh Richardson makes sense as a pickup in standard leagues while Wayne Ellington could be a scoring and threes specialist.
Mar 18 - 2:37 PM

Coach Erik Spoelstra said Dion Waiters (ankle) is currently without a timeline to return.

Waiters sprained his left ankle late in the second quarter and had to be carried off the court. Coach Spo said the sprain is "similar to the way he did last time. There's no timeline on it. There's no way to really tell until we get to the next day." The previous sprain Spo is referring to sidelined Waiters for three games over six days. We should have an update this weekend, but the safe assumption is that Waiters will likely miss at least a couple of games. Josh Richardson is expected to soak up most of Waiters minutes. Wayne Ellington should also see a bump in playing time.
Mar 18 - 9:18 AM

Dion Waiters (left ankle sprain) had X-rays taken and the results were negative.

The good news is he didn't break anything, but Waiters is likely going to get an MRI to check on ligament damage. He could not put weight on his left foot, so there's a good chance he is going to miss multiple games. With Waiters out, Josh Richardson becomes a strong speculative add. Wayne Ellington is worth a look if you need scoring and treys.
Mar 17 - 9:17 PM

Dion Waiters (left ankle) was carried to the locker room in the first half on Friday.

He had a really bad ankle rolled he couldn't put weight on his left foot as he went to the locker room. Waiters was in a lot of pain and he may need to miss time here. We should have an update shortly. In the meantime, Josh Richardson is a speculative add for those with something to cut. He also will not return tonight because he did not shoot his free throws after the injury.
Mar 17 - 8:55 PM

Dion Waiters needed 15 shot attempts to score 14 points on Wednesday, connecting on one 3-pointer with three assists, two steals and one rebound in 29 minutes.

Waiters lives and dies by high-volume shooting. When he's on, his owners benefit from hefty scoring totals and copious 3-pointers. When he's off, however, his FG percentages often drag his roto value through the mud. He had scored at least 20 points in four straight games prior to tonight, of course, so we'll give him a pass.
Mar 16 - 12:13 AM

Dion Waiters finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists over 36 minutes in Sunday's loss at Indiana.

Waiters did most of the ball handling for the offense with Goran Dragic (eye) sidelined. He also was likely taking out a little aggression upon finding out his Syracuse Orange were squeezed out of the Field of 68 for the NCAA Tournament. Waiters has really found a home in Miami, and he is working on a four-game streak with 20 or more points. He is averaging 23.3 points, 5.3 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game during the four-game stretch.
Mar 12 - 9:06 PM

Dion Waiters reiterated his desire to re-sign with the Heat this summer.

"I am enjoying this thing. Whatever it takes [this summer], I just want to be here," Waiters said. "What we’re building here, we have a chance to do something special." Waiters is fully expected to decline his player option for the 2017-18 season that's worth just a little over $3.0 million, and the Miami Herald is reporting that he could command "$14 million or more this summer" as a free agent. Since the Heat began their stretch of 21 wins in 25 games, Waiters has averaged just over 19 points on 47 percent shooting from the field.
Mar 12 - 11:11 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
SF1Justise Winslow
2Rodney McGruder
3Okaro White
PF1Josh McRoberts
2James Johnson
3Luke Babbitt
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Willie Reed
3Udonis Haslem