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Dion Waiters | Guard | #3

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (4) / CLE
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Dion Waiters did not score on Thursday with four rebounds, four assists and one turnover in 27 minutes.
Up until tonight, the Thunder were effective when he was on the court during this series, including a plus-56 in plus-minus during his 66 minutes in the last two games. Tonight was a different story with Waiters posting a team-low minus-18. Coach Billy Donovan used Waiters as a ball-handler once again during this game, but he couldn't get free too often for scoring. He will be as risky as ever for Game 6. May 26 - 11:39 PM

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Dion Waiters was terrific in 34 minutes off the bench during Sunday's Game 3 victory, making 6-of-11 shots to finish with 13 points, three rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer and one turnover.

Waiters chose his shots wisely and set up his teammates for a few easy buckets, all while playing solid defense. The soon-to-be free agent (restricted) is having an impressive postseason, and he's a big reason the Thunder have a 2-1 series lead against the reigning champs.
May 22 - 10:59 PM

Dion Waiters made 4-of-6 from the field for 10 points with one rebound, four assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Warriors on Monday.

He was very underrated in the last round and it looked like he might get more run tonight with a slow start from Andre Roberson on both ends. However, Roberson came out swinging in the second half. Before the game, Russell Westbrook credited Waiters for his passing lately and Waiters actually matched his postseason career-high four dimes. His defense wasn't terrible in this game and he'll be splitting the minutes at shooting guard with Andre Roberson. He's on the board as a DFS punt.
May 17 - 12:18 AM

Russell Westbrook said Dion Waiters can be an effective passer "when he puts his mind to it."

While he gets killed at times on social media and on sports talk shows, Waiters has really stepped up lately. He's run the point even when Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on the floor lately while coming through in the clutch. In the last five games, Waiters has by far the best net rating in the fourth quarter at plus-39.1 in 44 minutes. His defense will be under a microscope for this series and he may have a tough time duplicating his productivity from the last round.
Source: Oklahoman
May 16 - 4:54 PM

Dion Waiters gave the Thunder a lift on Sunday with 17 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and zero turnovers in 29 minutes off the bench, making 7-of-11 shots with two 3-pointers.

Billy Donovan stressed before the game that his team needed to limit their turnovers while playing solid transition defense -- OKC wound up matching the Spurs in turnovers (14) while scoring fewer fastbreak points, but their perimeter defense was terrific and they outscored the Spurs 27-6 from downtown. Waiters has the potential to be an 'x-factor' for the Thunder every night, but he's too inconsistent to recommend for DFS use.
May 8 - 10:47 PM

Dion Waiters scored 12 points with four rebounds, four assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

His outburst at the end of the first quarter and start of the second quarter made his night. Waiters likely won't be this good in the non-scoring categories in any other game during the postseason. He could get some garbage minutes in Game 5, though.
Apr 24 - 12:03 AM

Dion Waiters scored 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting in Thursday's win over the Mavericks.

He added four boards, three assists, one steal and four 3-pointers in one of his best games of the season. Waiters was held to single-digit points in the first two games of the series, so don't read too much into tonight's line unless he does it again.
Apr 21 - 10:13 PM

Dion Waiters scored five points with two rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

He was fired up before the game for his first run in the postseason. Waiters did tweak his ankle late in the game, but it doesn't sound serious. He will need more garbage time to have value in DFS. That might happen, of course.
Apr 17 - 12:18 AM

Dion Waiters shot just 5-of-22 from the field on Tuesday vs. the Spurs, scoring 17 points with five boards, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes.

That's a lot of missed shots. Waiters was super aggressive tonight with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka all resting, and at least the supporting stats were nice. Expect Waiters to see minutes in the 20s during the postseason.
Apr 12 - 11:21 PM

Dion Waiters and Nick Collison will start Tuesday vs. the Spurs, with both Kevin Durant (rest) and Serge Ibaka (rest) taking the night off.

Waiters' usage rate jumps to 30.1 sans Russell Westbrook (rest), Durant and Ibaka, so he's obviously going to be extremely busy tonight in a feature role on offense for OKC. The matchup isn't ideal, but he's still someone to consider as a punt in DFS given that someone needs to score for the Thunder. Collison, however, is not all that attractive in most leagues despite the increased opportunity as a starter.
Apr 12 - 6:44 PM

Dion Waiters scored 25 points with four rebounds, one assist, three steals, one 3-pointer and seven turnovers against the Blazers on Wednesday.

He had the best chance of his career with four starters resting in this game. Waiters didn't disappoint as the Thunder were able to keep this game close. He'll move back to a reserve role the next time out, but keep him in mind if the Thunder go heavy on rest again.
Apr 7 - 12:58 AM

Dion Waiters will start Wednesday's game in place of Andre Roberson.

Waiters should have a solid usage rate tonight with four starters being rested, but it's hard to be optimistic about his fantasy outlook. In 13 previous starts this season he scored 9.6 points per game on 36.4 percent shooting, with 1.1 threes, 2.8 boards, 1.6 assists and 1.5 steals.
Apr 6 - 9:48 PM

Dion Waiters had 18 points, five assists, four steals and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes off the OKC bench on Tuesday.

Waiters is capable of a game like this every time out, but he rarely comes through. In fact, he had scored a total of just 14 points in his previous three games.
Apr 6 - 12:28 AM

Dion Waiters moved into the starting lineup for Monday's game vs. the Pistons, but scored just four points on 1-of-8 shooting with five boards, two assists and two steals.

Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka were getting the night off to rest, so Waiters missed out on a huge opportunity to produce. He will return to the bench on Thursday vs. the Clippers, so leave him on the wire.
Mar 29 - 10:11 PM

Dion Waiters and Kyle Singler will move into the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pistons with Kevin Durant (rest) and Serge Ibaka (rest) unavailable.

Waiters owns a usage rate of 26.6 sans Durant and Ibaka, and with averages of 10.1 points, 1.2 triples and 1.5 steals per game as a starter, he's someone to consider as a potential streamer option or punt play in DFS. Just do it with the understanding that he's horribly inconsistent and will draw a tough matchup against Detroit. Singler is not an option anywhere.
Mar 29 - 6:25 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Randy Foye
3Cameron Payne
SG1Andre Roberson
2Dion Waiters
3Anthony Morrow
SF1Kevin Durant
2Kyle Singler
3Josh Huestis
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Nick Collison
3Mitch McGary
C1Steven Adams
2Enes Kanter
3Dakari Johnson
4Nazr Mohammed