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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 tied his career high of 33 points in Wednesday's meaningless win, hitting 12-of-23 shots and five 3-pointers to go along with three steals.
Enes Kanter added 25 points, 15 rebounds and a block, and wraps up a solid season for the Thunder. However, they'll join Russell Westbrook in an early summer vacation, as the Pelicans knocked them out of the playoffs by beating the Spurs on Wednesday. Apr 15 - 11:48 PM

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Dion Waiters hit just 4-of-21 shots in Monday's win, finishing with 13 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals in 39 minutes.

Waiters did not hit a three but he did make all five of his free throws to help ease the pain of the shooting percentage. Owners know what he's all about at this point, and that's being a somewhat high-upside guy with all sorts of risk.
Apr 14 - 3:56 AM

Dion Waiters nearly fouled out of Sunday's game vs. the Pacers, finishing with 16 points, two boards, one assist, one block, one steal and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

Waiters shot 7-of-16 from the field tonight and turned it over just once, but his defense was pretty suspect throughout the game. Russell Westbrook is looking at a one-game suspension, meaning Waiters should be able to take as many shots as he pleases vs. the Blazers on Monday.
Apr 12 - 9:45 PM

Dion Waiters played through some knee soreness on Friday against the Kings, scoring 22 points on 9-of-19 shooting (including two threes) with six rebounds, four assists and three steals in 40 minutes.

The Kings are running a terrible roster out there and the Thunder are playing for their playoff lives, so this result wasn't too hard to see coming even with the knee soreness. Be careful in how much credit you give to Waiters for this line, and we're not willing to call him anything but a flier-level play at this point.
Apr 11 - 3:08 AM

Thunder head coach Scott Brooks said that Dion Waiters is dealing with a sore knee, but he expects him to play Friday vs. the Kings.

There's no reason to think that Waiters won't suit up tomorrow, but that doesn't mean that he should be owned in standard leagues. Through four games in April, Waiters has put in averages of 12.8 points, 3.0 assists, and 1.3 three-pointers per game on 40.0 percent shooting from the field. At best, Waiters is a low-end play in deep leagues.
Apr 9 - 2:10 PM

Dion Waiters scored 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting during Sunday's loss to the Rockets, adding four rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer, one steal and two turnovers over 40 minutes of action.

Waiters really doesn't do much aside from score, and even that he doesn't do efficiently (38.9 percent from the field, 65.5 percent from the stripe), so he's not a great guy to own in standard leagues.
Apr 5 - 6:21 PM

Dion Waiters (foot) will play vs. the Mavericks on Wednesday.

He didn't have any setbacks during shootaround and it sounds like his re-evaluation on Tuesday went well, so Waiters should be in the clear. That doesn't make him a reliable fantasy option, of course, as he shot just 41.7 percent from the field and 62.9 percent from the FT line in March.
Apr 1 - 6:26 PM

Dion Waiters (foot) sat out Tuesday's practice.

Thunder coach Scott Brooks said Waiters' foot is feeling better, but we'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks. With Andre Roberson (ankle) likely out Wednesday, Anthony Morrow could be in line for all the minutes he can handle if Waiters is unable to play.
Mar 31 - 1:26 PM

Dion Waiters (foot) will have an examination when the Thunder return to Oklahoma City.

Waiters has been complaining of foot pain over the last few games, and this is par for the course considering how OKC's season is going with injuries. Waiters did manage to jack up 20 shots in Sunday's win over Phoenix and played nearly 38 minutes while doing so.
Mar 30 - 9:09 AM

Dion Waiters (ankle) started Sunday's road win vs. the Suns and finished with 18 points 8-of-20 shooting with one 3-pointer, three rebound, one assist and three turnovers.

He struggled on Saturday with just three points on 1-of-4 shooting, possibly due to his sore ankle, but the injury didn't appear to limit him tonight. The bad news is that this line typifies the reasons why Waiters is a poor fantasy option -- he shoots inefficiently and contributes paltry rebounds, assists, steals and blocks, so one off-shooting night can tank his week.
Mar 29 - 11:55 PM

Dion Waiters scored just three points on 1-of-4 shooting in a loss to the Jazz on Saturday, adding two boards, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

Waiters had scored in double digits in each of his last four games, so this was a frustrating line for any owners relying on him tonight. Waiters is still locked into a starting role moving forward with Andre Roberson on the shelf, and he will have a chance to bounce back vs. the Suns on Sunday. That being said, he is far from a must-own player in standard leagues.
Mar 29 - 12:53 AM

Dion Waiters, who was benched for the start of the second half on Tuesday, started for the Thunder on Wednesday and had 14 points, a steal and two 3-pointers on 5-of-11 shooting.

Waiters' line was actually pretty decent due to the final score of 130-91 looking more like an old-school Globetrotters' score over the Washington Generals, instead of a meeting of two of the West's better teams. With Andre Roberson down and out, Waiters should continue to get plenty of starts and run from here on out.
Mar 26 - 2:53 AM

Dion Waiters was benched to start the second half of Tuesday's game, but he got hot offensively and finished with 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting, two 3-pointers, four rebounds, four assists and only one turnover in 35 minutes.

Anthony Morrow took Waiters' spot with the starters and remains the more valuable fantasy option, regardless of where he begins Wednesday's game in San Antonio. Waiters has been hot offensively over his past few games, however, and is worth plugging into lineup until he cools off. OKC is starting to gain some breathing room as the No. 8 seed in the West, pulling two games ahead of the idle Suns with tonight's 127-117 home win.
Mar 24 - 11:31 PM

Dion Waiters scored a season-high 26 points on Friday against the Hawks, hitting 11-of-18 shots (including two threes) with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks in 37 minutes.

If Waiters is going to get this much playing time then he might be worth a look, but chances are that Enes Kanter will return to steal some touches and cap off any theoretic upside that Waiters might have. It was easily his best game of the year but we're just not convinced he can get it done in a standard league.
Mar 21 - 2:17 AM

Dion Waiters scored 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting (3-of-5 from the stripe) during his second game as the starting small forward for OKC, adding two rebounds and an assist over 25 minutes of action.

Waiters has too many deficiencies in his game to be considered an option in standard leagues. Since arriving in OKC, Waiters has compiled averages of 11.1 points and 1.0 steal per game on 37.4 percent shooting from the field. It's safe to leave him on the wire in most formats.
Mar 15 - 4:50 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