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Dion Waiters | Guard | #11

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (4) / CLE
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The Heat announced that Dion Waiters underwent successful surgery on Monday to repair instability in his left ankle and will miss the remainder of the season.
A preexisting navicular bone fracture was also repaired during the surgery. Per Miami reporter Ira Winderman, "the expected recovery timetable from such an ankle procedure is six to ninth months. The long end of such an estimate would take it into next season's training camp." We should have plenty of updates on Waiter over the summer as he rehabs in preparation for the 2018-19 season. Jan 23 - 6:28 PM

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Dion Waiters will undergo ankle surgery on Monday.

The Heat did not provide a timetable for his return, and while he's expected to make a full recovery, his season is over. Goran Dragic, Josh Richardson, Wayne Ellington and Tyler Johnson (ankle) will all see a nice bump in value the rest of the way.
Jan 22 - 9:37 AM

The Heat confirmed that Dion Waiters will undergo surgery on his ankle "at a time to be determined in the near future."

The Heat did not provide a timetable, but the surgery will end his season according to Yahoo's Shams Charania. Waiters is expected to make a full recovery, but it's officially safe to drop him in re-draft formats. Goran Dragic, Josh Richardson, Wayne Ellington and Tyler Johnson all benefit from a fantasy perspective with this news.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 12 - 9:00 PM

Dion Waiters is expected to have season-ending surgery on his injured left ankle, according to Yahoo's Shams Charania.

Waiters opted not to have surgery last season, but after getting multiple second opinions this week, he reportedly decided he couldn't wait any longer. Waiters' expected absence for the rest of the season is a major blow for Miami's depth. Tyler Johnson, Josh Richardson and Wayne Ellington will continue to take on heavier workloads, with Johnson and Richardson in particular having the ball in their hands more often. Fantasy owners may want to wait for more confirmation before cutting Waiters, but not if there's a hot FA you might miss out on. We should have a rough timetable for Waiters' recovery soon after the surgery is performed.

Dion Waiters (ankle) and Justise Winslow (knee) will remain on the sidelines for at least two more games.

They aren't even traveling with the team for this two-game road trip, so Josh Richardson, Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington will continue to pick up the slack in their absence. Waiters still hasn't been able to practice, while Winslow has been limited to non-contact work, so neither guy seems close. With no clear timetable available, Waiters isn't really worth stashing in most 12-team, category-based leagues.
Jan 8 - 2:12 PM

Dion Waiters (ankle) will not play on Sunday vs. the Jazz.

He doesn't have a timetable and is getting a second opinion on his troublesome ankle. Waiters previously said he was going to wait until the offseason to have surgery, but maybe he changes his stance. We'll provide an update when we know more, but he's just a low-end stash in category leagues. Josh Richardson, Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington will continue to soak up the bulk of the wing minutes.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 7 - 10:56 AM

Dion Waiters (ankle) is reportedly pursuing a second opinion on his injured ankle.

Waiters isn't practicing with the team and has already been ruled out of Friday's game vs. New York. This is obviously a worrisome situation, as Waiters ankle has been giving him problems since last season. Josh Richardson, Tyler Johnson, and Wayne Ellington will continue to soak up extra minutes in his absence.
Jan 5 - 12:08 PM

Dion Waiters (ankle) and Justise Winslow (left knee) have been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Knicks.

Waiters still isn't practicing and remains without a timetable to return. He may undergo surgery after the season, but he intends on fighting through it for the rest of the campaign. Josh Richardson, Tyler Johnson, and Wayne Ellington will continue to benefit in his absence.
Jan 4 - 1:14 PM

Dion Waiters (ankle) and Justise Winslow (left knee) have been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. Detroit.

The Heat have not yet provided a target return date for Waiters. However, he will need to get some practice time under his belt before he is cleared to return to game action. Josh Richardson, Tyler Johnson, and Wayne Ellington will continue to log extended minutes with both Waiters and Winslow sidelined. All three logged over 31 minutes in the Heat's victory over Orlando on Saturday night.
Jan 2 - 12:34 PM

Dion Waiters (ankle) is listed as out for Saturday's game vs. the Magic.

Miami hasn't released a target date for Waiters return, but Heat beat writer Tom D'Angelo reported earlier this week that he believes Waiters will miss 2-3 weeks due to his sprained ankle. Josh Richardson, Tyler Johnson, and Wayne Ellington will continue to soak up additional minutes at shooting guard.
Source: NBA.com
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 10:34:00 AM

Coach Erik Spoelstra said that he expects Dion Waiters (ankle) to miss both Friday's game vs. Brooklyn and Saturday's game vs. Orlando.

Waiters will very likely miss more than just these two games, as Thursday it was reported that Waiters may be looking at a multi-week absence due to the ankle injury. Josh Richardson, Tyler Johnson, and Wayne Ellington will soak up additional playing time at shooting guard.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 12:32:00 PM

Heat beat writer Tom D'Angelo believes Dion Waiters will miss the next two-to-three weeks with his sprained ankle.

D'Angelo does note that Waiters is hopeful it will be less than two weeks, but players are always overly optimistic and Waiters has a very recent history of issues with this ankle. This report obviously rules Waiters out of Friday's game vs. Brooklyn and beyond. We're now expecting the enigmatic guard's return to be measured in weeks, not days. In the interim, Josh Richardson, Tyler Johnson, and Wayne Ellington will continue to benefit.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 02:46:00 PM

Dion Waiters (ankle) was held out of Thursday's practice.

Waiters may need surgery in the offseason, but he intends to keep playing through the discomfort this season. He's missed two straight games and probably won't play on Friday vs. the Nets if he's not practicing yet (he's listed as out in the game notes), but he's not a must-own player in 12-team leagues with his fantasy arrow pointing down. Josh Richardson has been a top-25 player for the past month and Wayne Ellington has been awesome lately with 17 triples over his last three games.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 01:09:00 PM

Dion Waiters said he will consider undergoing ankle surgery during the offseason.

"At this point, you got to see what’s best," Waiters said before Tuesday’s game against the Magic when asked if he will consider surgery to repair his left ankle at the end of the season. "But I won’t write it off, hell no." Waiters opted to forgo the ankle procedure last summer as it would have cost him 8-10 months on the sidelines, which would have hurt his stock during free agency. For now, he's vowed to continue to fight through the pain, so we'll consider him questionable for Friday's game against the Nets.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 10:07:00 AM

Dion Waiters (left ankle) is listed 'out' for Tuesday's home game vs. the Magic.

Waiters sprained his oft-injured left ankle on Friday and the Heat didn't provide a timetable, so it's no surprise that he's expected to sit Tuesday. James Johnson (ankle) and Justise Winslow (knee) are also listed as being 'out' vs. Orlando, while Hassan Whiteside (knee) is questionable. Goran Dragic is also playing through a painful elbow injury, and the Heat are simply a mess on the injury front.
Mon, Dec 25, 2017 08:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Derrick Walton Jr.
SG1Tyler Johnson
2Dwyane Wade
3Wayne Ellington
4Dion Waiters
SF1Josh Richardson
2Derrick Jones Jr.
3Rodney McGruder
PF1James Johnson
2Justise Winslow
3Luke Babbitt
4Jordan Mickey
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Kelly Olynyk
3Bam Adebayo
4Udonis Haslem