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Dion Waiters | Guard

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
College: Syracuse
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Dion Waiters lost 12 pounds since the end of the season due to reducing his carbohydrate intake.
He fasted for Ramadan and changed his diet, and more often than not players changing their diets yields positive results. However, it may not have worked out for someone like Roy Hibbert last season. Waiters looks ready for the challenge of competing for a championship, but his shot total will be taking a sizable hit. Owners in standard leagues can probably do better. Aug 27 - 2:37 PM

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Dion Waiters has been studying video of Dwyane Wade to learn how he adapted to playing alongside LeBron James.

"With a guy like [LeBron], he can open up the floor for you and give you a lot of opportunities," Waiters said. "When I get the opportunity to get the ball, I've got to destroy my opponent. The rest of the floor is going to be so wide open that, once I get by him, the rest of it should be easy." Waiters has a good chance to improve upon his career 42.4 percent shooting with LeBron guiding the offense, but it's also likely that his usage rate will take a dive from 26.9 percent last season.
Source: Philly.com
Aug 27 - 10:48 AM

Dion Waiters stated again in a recent interview that he wants to be a starter for the Cavaliers.

"I want to start and I believe I should," said Waiters. With all the trade rumors flying around Cleveland it's not even clear that Waiters will be in a Cavs uniform next year, but it appears that he is not happy in a reserve role. Through 24 games as a starter with the Cavs last season, Waiters averaged 18.3 points, 3.5 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.5 three-pointers, so he could be a solid late-round pick.
Jul 28 - 6:28 PM

There are "league-wide whispers" that a third team may become involved in a potential Kevin Love trade involving the Cavaliers and Wolves, according to Sam Amico of Fox Sports.

Rumor also has it that the 76ers have "a strong interest in Cavs guard Dion Waiters," and involving a third team could help the tricky financial construction of a multi-player blockbuster centered around K-Love. For now, this is only a speculative detail about a trade which may or may not even happen.
Source: FOX Sports
Jul 23 - 10:04 AM

Dion Waiters told his Twitter followers that he doesn't want to come off the bench for the Cavaliers.

In responding to a Twitter follower, Waiters made no secret about his desire to be a starter for the Cavaliers. When asked if he would accept the role of coming off the bench, Waiters responded with "Nooooooooo." The 22-year-old will face an uphill battle to win the starting shooting guard spot if Andrew Wiggins is able to carry his strong play in summer league over to training camp, but the Cavs have reportedly been listening to trade offers for Waiters so he may very well be trying to win a starting spot with another team soon. Waiters averaged 18.3 points in 24 games as a starter last year, so he would provide decent late-round fantasy value if he's able to play his way into a starting job.
Jul 15 - 10:18 AM

Teams from around the league have been calling the Cavs to inquire about the availability of Dion Waiters.

While GM David Griffin really likes Waiters, he knows he may have to move the talented shooting guard. Waiters has clashed with Cavs star Kyrie Irving, and the pair haven't really worked out from a basketball standpoint either. Trade rumors have circled Waiters for over a year now, so it's not really shocking to hear this report.
Jul 6 - 9:30 AM

Dion Waiters could be moved on draft night, according to Pro Basketball Draft sources.

The Waiters-on-the-block rumors have been humming for over a year now, so this isn't Earth-shattering news. The Cavs seem like they'll be adding another wing, which could decrease how much they need Waiters. Don't you just love draft rumors?
Jun 19 - 8:18 PM

Luol Deng said that Cavaliers guards Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters "love" to play together and have no off-court issues.

"There’s times where they’ve looked great," Deng said. "They’re human, but in terms of can they play together? Yeah. I’ve played in this league for 10 years and I know they can." The talented duo have struggled to co-exist offensively, a problem which may have been exacerbated by keeping Waiters in a sixth-man role early in the season, but they showed steady improvement late in the season and their mutual respect bodes well for the future of the Cavs backcourt.
Apr 19 - 9:15 AM

Dion Waiters scored 23 points during Friday's 98-117 loss to the Hawks, adding two boards, three assists and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

The time as the primary option while Kyrie Irving was down seems to help him grow as a player. Waiters is taking better shots and attacking more, so hopefully he can build off this game heading into next season. He looks like a solid player to own for those looking to solidify their points and triples.
Apr 4 - 11:29 PM

Dion Waiters had 26 points, three assists and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's win over the Magic.

Even with Kyrie Irving (biceps) back, Waiters drew the start at shooting guard ahead of Jarrett Jack. Simply put, he's playing too well for Mike Brown to reduce his role. Waiters racked up 34 minutes, shot 10-of-15 from the field and was perfect from the land of trey. His usage will be down a little going forward thanks to Irving's presence, but he's well worth starting every night down the stretch.
Apr 2 - 9:29 PM

Dion Waiters may start alongside Kyrie Irving (biceps) if the Cavs' PG is cleared to play on Wednesday.

"Dion's played very well for us in his role," said coach Mike Brown. Waiters has averaged 22.0 points, 1.4 threes, 3.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.0 steals over the past two weeks, while shooting 44.0 percent from the field and 71.4 percent at the FT line. His assists may decrease once Irving returns but otherwise his production should be safe. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for current starting PG Jarrett Jack.

Dion Waiters played 33 minutes against the Pacers on Sunday with 19 points, one board, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer.

He's turned it up in a big way and has actually been a multiple-category player, averaging 20.6 points, 2.8 boards, 3.8 dimes, 0.8 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.4 triples on 44.7 percent from the field over his last five. The Cavs only have three games this week and Kyrie Irving (biceps) could be back as well, so Waiters isn't a must-start player in weekly formats.
Mar 30 - 6:42 PM

Dion Waiters hit a baseline jumper at the buzzer to finish a furious comeback against the Pistons, securing a 97-96 win after the Cavs scored the game's final 10 points.

Waiters hit 8-of-20 shots and missed all six of his 3-pointers to finish with 18 points, four rebounds, four assists, a block and the game-winner. The Cavs trailed 82-66 entering the fourth quarter, but still found a way to win, and Waiters clutch shot sealed the deal. Waiters is a must-own, must-start player until further notice, as long as you're not in a Roto league and in a field goal percentage battle.
Mar 26 - 11:35 PM

Cavaliers coach Mike Brown thinks Dion Waiters can provide even more than he already is to the team.

Waiters has been a revelation for the Cavs since Kyrie Irving went down with a bicep injury, but Mike Brown thinks the 22-year-old can take things to another level. "Dion has done a tremendous job scoring with the basketball," Brown said. "He’s been able to score in a lot of different ways. But there are some areas I talked to him about that he has to improve. He’s big, strong and athletic. He has to rebound for us. He has to run the floor, defend and get to the foul line." Waiters has averaged 26.0 points, 2.8 boards, 4.7 assists, 1.0 steals, and 1.7 3-pointers per game over the Cavaliers' last three contests and has turned himself into a must-own player with Irving out.
Mar 25 - 10:23 AM

Dion Waiters scored a team-high 26 points vs. the Rockets on Saturday, adding four boards, eight assists and one 3-pointer in 40 minutes.

Everyone knew he could score, but Waiters seems to be making a conscientious effort to spread the ball around. In his three games without Kyrie Irving, he's averaged 7.7 assists to go with his 24.3 points per game in that span. He's a must-own player right now.
Mar 22 - 10:21 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
3John Lucas
SG1Dion Waiters
2James Jones
3Joe Harris
SF1LeBron James
2Shawn Marion
3Mike Miller
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
3Erik Murphy
4Dwight Powell
5Shane Edwards
6Malcolm Thomas
C1Anderson Varejao
2Brendan Haywood
3Alex Kirk