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Dion Waiters | Guard

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
College: Syracuse
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Dion Waiters couldn't capitalize on the Thunder's injuries, finishing Sunday's road win with nine points on 4-of-13 shooting in 28 minutes off the bench.
He added three boards and three assists but missed all of his 3-point attempts, and sluggish offensive is dooming him to fantasy irrelevance. Waiters is shooting 35.7 percent over the past five games and history suggests he won't improve much in the season's final weeks. Mar 1 - 10:13 PM

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Dion Waiters scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting on Thursday vs. the Suns, adding two steals and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

He has now scored in double digits in each of his last four games, and he hasn't been shy about hoisting up shots either, averaging 15 shots per game over that span. That being said, Waiters still doesn't do enough outside of scoring to be considered in standard leagues, and the eventual return of Kevin Durant (foot) will hurt his value. Leave Waiters on the wire.
Feb 27 - 2:31 AM

Dion Waiters needed 18 shots to score 14 points during Tuesday's win vs. the Pacers, though four of his five makes came from beyond the arc.

He shot 0-of-7 from within 16 feet of the basket, which is an extreme example of Waiters' season-long inefficiency. He's shooting just 50.3 percent in the restricted area, 36.4 percent in the paint, and his True Shooting of 45.5 percent leaves much to be desired. There's no reason to touch him outside of the deepest fantasy leagues.
Feb 24 - 11:13 PM

Dion Waiters led all Thunder reserves with 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting during Sunday's rout, adding one 3-pointer, three rebounds and one turnover in 27 minutes.

"The whole team is having fun," Waiters said after the game. That's a far cry from his attitude while in Cleveland and he seems to be embracing a reserve role for OKC, though it helps that he got 15 shot attempts tonight with Kevin Durant (foot) out and starting swingman Kyle Singler in early foul trouble. He's shooting 36.5 percent over his past dozen games and remains a sketchy pickup in standard leagues.
Feb 22 - 10:00 PM

Dion Waiters played 32 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday, making 4-of-15 from the field for 10 points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover.

The minutes are eye-catching, but he is by far the most likely to lose playing time once Kevin Durant comes back. The fact that D.J. Augustin played so much next to Russell Westbrook is a big reason why. Waiters is a so-so add for now while KD is out, but he's not worth owning in most leagues.
Feb 21 - 10:17 PM

Dion Waiters scored eight points with one rebound, three assists, one steal and two turnovers against the Mavericks on Thursday.

The Thunder picking up D.J. Augustin is bad news for Waiters because it makes a lot of sense to play DJA next to Russell Westbrook. Augustin thrived off the ball next to Derrick Rose last season and will likely have a similar role -- not as many shots, though. That means Waiters probably won't play much more than 20 minutes. He's not worth owning in most leagues.
Feb 19 - 11:37 PM

Dion Waiters walked off the floor under his own power after turning his left ankle against the Grizzlies on Wednesday, finishing with 11 points, one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.

It wasn't a really bad turn of his ankle and the All-Star break should be enough time to allow him to heal. Waiters isn't going to be worth owning while Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are active.
Feb 11 - 11:32 PM

Dion Waiters scored two points on 1-of-6 shooting with one rebound in 17 minutes on Friday.

Waiters hasn't had any value since coming to OKC and if you were holding out hope this should be the nail in the coffin.
Feb 7 - 2:58 AM

Dion Waiters will move back to OKC's bench on Friday with Kevin Durant (toe) returning to action.

Waiters was a much more palatable option while starting for Durant, and most owners should seek safer alternatives now that he's back to fighting Reggie Jackson for reserve minutes. In 14 games with the Thunder this season, Waiters is averaging 12.4 points on 38.7 percent shooting, 0.9 threes, 2.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.4 blocks.
Feb 6 - 6:25 PM

Dion Waiters started for Kevin Durant (toe) again on Wednesday and had 12 points, six boards, two assists, two steals and a block on 6-of-14 shooting.

Oddly enough, he didn't hit a 3-pointer, but as long as he's starting for KD, he's worth plugging into your fantasy lineup.
Feb 5 - 12:46 AM

Dion Waiters will start again on Wednesday night against the Pelicans.

He looked good in his start on Monday with 24 points and the Thunder do need someone to help Russell Westbrook. Waiters is a risk/reward play tonight, but he's still not worth owning in standard leagues with Kevin Durant only day-to-day.
Feb 4 - 7:21 PM

Dion Waiters drew a start with Kevin Durant (toe) out on Monday against the Magic, scoring 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting (including two threes) with four rebounds and one steal in 41 minutes.

It was arguably Waiters' best game with the Thunder and now the trick is to see if he can do this again (and again after that). He has fallen out of the top-250 over the past few weeks despite playing nearly 30 mpg, which needless to say is pretty hard to do.
Feb 3 - 2:23 AM

Dion Waiters will start at small forward against the Magic on Monday.

He's been a big letdown with his new team, but he might have his biggest chance tonight. Waiters is one of the most inefficient players in the NBA, but he has a chance to score a lot next to Russell Westbrook. There's obviously a lot of risk here.
Feb 2 - 6:35 PM

Dion Waiters scored seven points on 3-of-14 from the field for seven points with seven rebounds, one assist, two steals, one 3-pointer and four turnovers against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

He had a 26.7 usage rate and a 25.0 effective field goal percentage in the loss tonight. Waiters just is not working out for the Thunder. In his last five games, he's averaged 9.4 points with 2.8 boards, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals. The fact that he's taking shots from Kevin Durant doesn't seem optimal.
Feb 1 - 1:13 AM

Dion Waiters (ankle) missed Thursday's practice.

Waiters is dealing with a sore ankle, but the injury is not believed to be serious. The Thunder don't play again until Saturday so Waiters has plenty of time to rest, but Reggie Jackson would be in for a big boost in playing time if Waiters (and potentially Kevin Durant) is unable to play against the Grizzlies on Saturday.
Jan 29 - 1:48 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2D.J. Augustin
SG1Andre Roberson
2Dion Waiters
3Jeremy Lamb
SF1Kevin Durant
2Kyle Singler
3Anthony Morrow
4Steve Novak
5Perry Jones
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Enes Kanter
3Nick Collison
C1Steven Adams
2Mitch McGary