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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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Some within the 76ers organization are concerned that Dion Waiters "possible off-the-court incidents might be too much for the franchise" to handle.
While there is some interest between Waiters and the 76ers, some in Philly management question whether Waiters would be a good fit with the team, and they are concerned that his sometimes blunt way of communicating things would not mesh well with the young roster. Currently, the Lakers seem like one of the more realistic landing spots for Waiters. Jul 21 - 4:41 PM
Source: philly.com

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The Nets reportedly had a face-to-face meeting with Dion Waiters earlier this month in Las Vegas when he was a restricted free agent, but ultimately decided not to tender him an offer.

Early indications from sources of Marc Stein of ESPN are that the Nets have not changed their stance on Waiters despite him now being an unrestricted free agent, so it would be surprising to see him wind up in Brooklyn. Waiters is from Philadelphia, and he has reportedly been in contact with his hometown club, although those talks have reportedly "hit a couple of snags." It'll be interesting to see where the fourth-year guard ends up as a free agent.
Jul 20 - 11:15 AM

The Thunder have rescinded their qualifying offer to Dion Waiters.

That makes him an unrestricted free agent, which means the Thunder won't be able to match an offer sheet from another team. However, they do still have his Bird rights and they could still re-sign him at some point. Waiters would have some decent value in OKC, but he could wind up with the 76ers or Nets.
Jul 18 - 10:52 PM

According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the free-agency talks between Dion Waiters and the 76ers "have hit a couple of snags."

The 76ers want Waiters to sign a two-year deal which will include a team option in case he's a bad fit, while Waiters is looking for a long-term deal. Additionally, the Thunder are still prepared to match any offer for Waiters unless a team offers him a four-year deal near the max, but that seems highly unlikely at this point.
Jul 10 - 9:37 AM

The Bulls are showing interest in restricted free agent Dion Waiters.

Waiters is meeting with the Kings this weekend, but there is no talk of a meeting with the Bulls. The Bulls do need some depth at guard, but Waiters isn't really the best fit with coach Fred Hoiberg. The Thunder can match any offer, but it's doubtful with Victor Oladipo ready for big minutes.
Jul 1 - 10:22 PM

Restricted free agent Dion Waiters is scheduled to meet with the Kings this weekend, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

According to Pompey, the 76ers want to have a face-to-face meeting with Waiters. They might not get it because the Kings are reportedly "locked in" on Waiters, per Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee. Waiters is expected to see an annual salary in the upper teens and he's almost certainly not coming back to OKC. He won't have to beg for the ball nearly as much with the Kings who continue to struggle at shooting guard.
Jul 1 - 4:22 PM

Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee is hearing that Dion Waiters is "locked in" on joining the Kings.

The Thunder will have the ability to match any offer the Kings throw at him, so Jones speculates that the Kings could offer a deal worth around $18 million per year. Waiters also has interest from the Bulls, Heat, Nets and 76ers, but the Kings should be considered the favorites right now.
Jul 1 - 1:32 PM

Free agent Dion Waiters' representatives have reportedly been contacted by the Bulls, Heat, Kings, Nets, Sixers and Thunder.

Waiters is a restricted free agent, enabling the Thunder to match any team's contract offer, but their No. 1 priority is locking up Kevin Durant. OKC also acquired Victor Oladipo in a draft-day trade, reducing their reliance on Waiters as a backup scorer and playmaker, so a hefty offer sheet from another team could be enough to pry him away.
Jul 1 - 2:31 AM

The Thunder tendered a qualifying offer to Dion Waiters on Thursday night.

He'll be a restricted free agent and the Thunder can match any offer sheet. However, the chances of them matching decreases quite a bit with the Thunder adding Victor Oladipo. Expect to see the Kings or 76ers send a big offer to Waiters.
Jun 30 - 11:33 PM

Restricted free agent Dion Waiters is "gaining significant traction" in Sacramento, according to Chris Mannix of Yahoo! Sports.

Oh boy. The Kings continue to address shooting guard and they continue to whiff. Waiters is also expected to get attention from the 76ers, so it might be a two-team race. For now, it seems like OKC won't be bringing Waiters back after dealing for Victor Oladipo.
Jun 30 - 10:55 PM

The 76ers and Kings reportedly have interest in signing restricted free agent Dion Waiters this offseason.

Waiters is hopeful to return to the Thunder, but the Kings or 76ers could offer him more than he's worth to try and change his mind. Waiters would have the opportunity to start with Sacramento or Philly, although that wouldn't necessarily translate to standard league value for the career 41.1 percent shooter. OKC will have the right to match any offer Waiters signs on the open market.
Jun 28 - 4:44 PM

Thunder general manager Sam Presti said it "bodes well" for his team to bring back Dion Waiters.

He says this based on Waiters wanting to come back. Presti said he didn't want to speculate on Waiters and free agency. He added it's "more likely" the two parties will work on a partnership. The GM did say it's becoming "more challenging and more difficult" to turn into an offer sheet situation. Waiters will likely stay in OKC unless a team really throws money his way.
Jun 6 - 2:17 PM

According to the Oklahoman, Dion Waiters could sign a contract worth $12-16 million per year.

The Thunder have the ability to match any opposing offers since he's a restricted free agent, and similar to the Enes Kanter situation, they may be inclined to keep him in order to make Kevin Durant happy. That's a lot of money for the inconsistent shooting guard, but he did show some promise during the postseason. However, a return to the Thunder wouldn't be ideal for his fantasy value.
Source: Oklahoman
Jun 5 - 10:49 AM

Dion Waiters is hopeful to be back with the the Oklahoma City Thunder next season.

Waiters will be a restricted free agent this summer, but hopes to be playing with the Thunder again next season. "Since I got here I feel as though they have helped me become a better person off the court," Waiters said. "It’s not even about basketball. I’ve never been connected with a group of guys like this that I’m actually close to. Why not? The best fans in the world. I’m definitely looking forward to coming back." The 24-year-old will likely draw some interest from other teams this summer, but he won't have much fantasy value if he returns to the Thunder.
Source: Oklahoman
May 31 - 9:48 AM

Dion Waiters made 2-of-9 from the field for five points with four rebounds, two assists and one block in 32 minutes in Game 7 against the Warriors on Monday.

He really stepped up for most of these playoffs, but tonight wasn't his night. Waiters added more to his game than just taking contested shots while cutting down on his long two-pointers. If OKC looks the same next year, he won't have much fantasy value.
May 30 - 11:50 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Cameron Payne
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Andre Roberson
3Anthony Morrow
4Dion Waiters
5Alex Abrines
6Daniel Hamilton
SF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Kyle Singler
3Josh Huestis
PF1Enes Kanter
2Nick Collison
3Mitch McGary
4Domantas Sabonis
C1Steven Adams
2Dakari Johnson
3Nazr Mohammed