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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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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

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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

Dion Waiters shot 11-of-25 from the field and 6-of-12 from the line for 30 points vs. the Thunder on Thursday with two boards, four assists, three steals and two 3-pointers.

His hip issue was not a factor and he was trying to be aggressive against OKC, but it wasn't quite working and he also missed a ton of jumpers. Waiters has been the primary weapon in the offense since Kyrie Irving (biceps) went down and is coming off a 17-point, 11-dime game on Tuesday, so he looks to be locked in as a player to own and start in standard formats.
Mar 20 - 9:58 PM

Dion Waiters (back, hip, knee) is not listed on the Cavaliers' injury report for Thursday's game vs. the Thunder.

Fantasy owners can confidently leave him in active lineups, as he's listed as a 'probable starter' on the Cavs' official site as well as the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the News-Herald. We'll let you know if he's in any danger of joining Luol Deng (ankle) and Kyrie Irving (bicep) on the sidelines.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 20 - 6:38 PM

Dion Waiters has played through back pain over the past few days and he's also dealing with a sore knee and hip.

He hurt his hip vs. Miami on Tuesday and it's uncertain whether his trifecta of injuries will keep him out of Thursday's game vs. OKC. He shot just 6-of-19 from the field with six turnovers in 41 minutes vs. Miami, but he also handed out 11 assists and will continue to have a huge role offensively while Kyrie Irving (bicep) is out of commission.
Mar 19 - 9:55 AM

Dion Waiters started in place of Kyrie Irving on Tuesday and had the first double-double of his career, hitting 6-of-19 shots and 1-of-6 3-pointers for 17 points, four rebounds, 11 assists, a steal and six turnovers before leaving with an apparent hip injury.

The double-double was great, but the shooting and turnovers weren't too pleasing to his fantasy owners. As for the hip injury, we're guessing he's OK and should be back in the starting lineup for his next one. But that's just a guess, so check back for updates on his status.
Mar 18 - 10:26 PM

Dion Waiters (knee) said his knee is still sore and that he won't be 100 percent until after the season.

Despite still being bothered by the knee that caused him to miss 12 games recently, Waiters will start in place of Kyrie Irving (biceps) alongside Jarrett Jack on Tuesday against the Heat. Waiters has been averaging 14.0 points, 1.6 3-pointers, 2.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.2 steals coming off the bench in his last five games and said his approach of "go in there and kill somebody" will remain the same as a starter. With Irving out for at least the next two weeks, Waiters becomes a must-add player in all but the shallowest leagues.
Mar 18 - 1:03 PM

Dion Waiters will start in place of Kyrie Irving (biceps) on Tuesday.

Jarrett Jack will start alongside him and will probably handle more of the point guard duties, but both players look like good options tonight. Additionally, C.J. Miles is expected to make his return after missing 12 games with an ankle injury.
Mar 18 - 12:10 PM

With Kyrie Irving (bicep) out for the majority of Sunday's game, Dion Waiters logged 36 minutes and finished with 15 points, three 3-pointers, three rebounds and five assists.

He also turned the ball over three times and was just 5-of-15 from the field, but he'll be a solid fantasy pickup if Kyrie misses any games with his injury. Anyone willing to absorb his poor shooting would benefit from numbers exceeding his season-average 14.4 points, 1.2 threes, 2.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 0.9 steals, so keep a close eye on Cleveland's injury report leading up to Tuesday's game vs. the Heat.
Mar 17 - 12:16 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
SG1Jarrett Jack
2Dion Waiters
3C.J. Miles
4Carrick Felix
SF1Luol Deng
2Alonzo Gee
3Sergey Karasev
4Scotty Hopson
PF1Tristan Thompson
2Anthony Bennett
3Shane Edwards
C1Spencer Hawes
2Anderson Varejao
3Tyler Zeller