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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 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

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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

Dion Waiters scored 17 points with two rebounds, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Jazz on Thursday.

This was a garbage-time special for Waiters, but it was nice to see him play well following a really tough month for him. Waiters may get more run if the Thunder manage the playing time of their studs.
Mar 25 - 1:14 AM

Dion Waiters hit 7-of-11 shots and three 3-pointers for 17 points, four rebounds, two steals and a block on Tuesday.

If you took a flier on him over a guy like Josh Richardson in DFS, Waiters paid off big time. There was no way to see it coming, as he had scored a total of 23 points with eight 3-pointers over his previous three games, so don't get too excited about tonight's performance. This was his highest-scoring game since February and one of his better games of the season.
Mar 22 - 11:17 PM

Dion Waiters (personal) returned to action on Wednesday, coming off the bench for five points (1-of-5 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) with one rebound in 11 minutes.

Waiters missed the previous four games and coach Billy Donovan eased him back into the mix, while both Randy Foye (28 minutes) and Cameron Payne (22 minutes) had heftier roles. It's great to see Waiters back on the court after his recent personal tragedy.
Mar 16 - 9:53 PM

Dion Waiters (personal) will be available to play Wednesday vs. the Celtics.

Head coach Billy Donovan implied that he'll be easing Waiters back into the rotation following a four-game absence, and with averages of just 9.6 points and 1.1 3-pointers per game on 39.6 percent shooting, it's safe to leave Waiters on the wire in most leagues.
Mar 16 - 12:25 PM

Dion Waiters (personal) will not play on Monday vs. the Blazers.

He was doubtful to play, so this isn't a surprise. Waiters is expected to be back with the team for Wednesday's game vs. the Celtics. Andre Roberson and Randy Foye will fill the void for the Thunder.
Mar 14 - 6:24 PM