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Dion Waiters | Guard | #11

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (4) / CLE
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MRI results revealed Dion Waiters (groin) has a Pectineus tear and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
There is still a chance Waiters needs to miss more time beyond those two weeks. He was playing through his groin strain for over a week, which in hindsight may have been a mistake. Waiters was actually playing really well as the starting shooting guard, including a 28-point game on Saturday. While he's out, Rodney McGruder and Wayne Ellington may pick up some extra minutes. Waiters is a drop candidate. Nov 30 - 5:13 PM

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The Heat announced on Tuesday that Dion Waiters (groin) and Justise Winslow (wrist) will not travel with the team on their three-game road trip.

The Heat play Wednesday in Denver, Thursday in Utah and Saturday in Portland, but both players will stay in Miami to receive treatment. The news stings for Waiters owners because he had been playing some of the best basketball of his career of late. Prior to missing Monday's contest, Waiters was averaging 18.7 points, 5.0 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.5 3-pointers over Miami's previous five games. Josh Richardson and Rodney McGruder will see a boost in value with Waiters sidelined.
Nov 29 - 10:20 AM

Dion Waiters (groin) and Tyler Johnson (tooth) are both out for Monday's game vs. Boston.

Goran Dragic (elbow) is questionable, so Josh Richardson may have to flirt with 48 minutes Monday. Waiters has been on the injury report with this groin issue since Nov. 19 and this is his first missed game all season, so maybe playing through the injury caught up to him. Waiters should be considered questionable for Wednesday's game vs. Denver. Luckily for the Heat, it sounds like Wayne Ellington (thigh) could finally be available.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Josh Richardson is one of the top $/point DFS plays across the industry with Waiters and Johnson out. There aren't many scenarios where Richardson could end up with fewer than 30-33 minutes of court time, and he could very well end up at 40+. He's a core DFS play in any format. James Johnson should also see an uptick in minutes, making him a sneaky GPP punt play. He's played at least 30 minutes in the past three games.
Nov 28 - 12:30 PM

Dion Waiters (groin) is questionable for Monday's game vs. Boston.

He's been on the injury report with this groin issue since Nov. 19, but he's yet to miss any action. Waiters is coming off a dominant 28-point effort against the Grizzlies in 36 minutes, and he's averaging 17.8 points, 5.2 assists, 3.6 rebounds, 0.6 steals and 1.8 3-pointers on 38.4 percent shooting over his last five games. If you don't mind the bad FG percentage, Waiters is worth deploying in fantasy lineups while he's hot.
Nov 27 - 1:16 PM

Dion Waiters scored a season-high 28 points during a 110-107 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday, adding five rebounds, six assists and four 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

On top of his 17.8 points per game over his last five, Waiters surprisingly has 5.2 assists per game. Although, he'll tell you he doesn't care about that. "I don't care about no stats -- none of that. I want to win," Waiters said. His fantasy owners in points leagues certainly care with Waiters playing very well for them. Although, his upside isn't the best in standard leagues, so he's more of a lukewarm add while he's hot.
Nov 27 - 12:07 AM

Dion Waiters (groin) scored 15 points with four rebounds, four assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the Grizzlies on Friday.

He's been on the injury report all week, but Waiters has not been limited. Even though he's playing well for the most part, Waiters is still not even in the top 160 spots for fantasy value in standard leagues in the last two weeks. He's carved out a solid role for points leagues and for DFS while the Heat are banged up.
Nov 26 - 1:35 AM

Josh Richardson, Dion Waiters, Rodney McGruder, Derrick Williams and Hassan Whiteside will start against the Grizzlies on Friday.

Waiters was never really in doubt from his minor groin injury, which has kept him on the injury report for most of the week. He's played really well and should get minutes in the 30s tonight with Goran Dragic out. His long-term value isn't too promising, but he's worth a look while he's playing well.
Nov 25 - 7:17 PM

Dion Waiters (groin) is still expected to play vs. the Grizzlies on Friday.

Goran Dragic (elbow) has been ruled out, so Waiters is looking at a heavy workload. We'll confirm that he's in the starting lineup.
Nov 25 - 6:40 PM

Dion Waiters (groin) likely to play Friday vs. Memphis, per coach Erik Spoelstra.

Waiters was originally listed as questionable earlier in the day, but is now on track to suit up. Goran Dragic is questionable for Friday, so Waiters could be in line for a heavy workload if he can handle it.
Nov 25 - 12:48 PM

Dion Waiters (strained right groin) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Memphis.

Waiters was able to play through the groin injury on Wednesday night, finishing with 11 points, three assists and two rebounds in 21 minutes. We will have to wait for an official update regarding his status closer to tip-off.
Nov 25 - 11:05 AM

Dion Waiters posted 11 points, three assists and two rebounds in 21 minutes on Wednesday, going 3-of-10 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line with two turnovers.

Waiters has battled a minor groin injury lately but that didn't seem like an issue tonight -- the low playing time was a product of a blowout. He had attempted a minimum of 15 shots in his previous five games and is a fine source of points and 3-pointers, to go along with a few rebounds, assists, and defensive stats. Just be mindful that Waiters' touches are likely to dip once Justise Winslow (20.3 percent usage) gets back on the court.
Nov 24 - 2:00 AM

The Heat will start Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters, Josh Richardson, Derrick Williams and Hassan Whiteside against the Pistons on Wednesday.

Waiters has been limited in practice due to a groin injury, but he's playing some solid basketball in games. In his last five, he's averaged 19.2 points, 3.4 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.2 blocks, 1.0 steal and 1.4 treys. He's not likely to stay this hot, but feel free to give him a look until he cools off.
Nov 23 - 6:36 PM

Dion Waiters (groin) was a limited participant during Tuesday's practice.

Waiters has been playing through the groin injury, and he's been seeing some increased opportunity on offense with Justise Winslow (wrist) on the sidelines, averaging 17.3 points, 4.8 assists, 1.0 triple and 1.8 turnovers over the last four. Unfortunately, he's also connected on just 39.4 percent of his shot attempts during that four-game span, so his value is better in points leagues. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround.
Nov 22 - 4:18 PM

Dion Waiters (groin) scored 19 points vs. the 76ers on Monday, shooting 6-of-15 from the field.

He hit 2-of-6 from beyond the arc and added five assists, three rebounds, one block and zero turnovers. He got off to a fast start with a couple 3-pointers in the early going, but cooled down significantly down the stretch. Waiters has scored in double digits in five straight games and has been stepping up in the absence of Justise Winslow (wrist), averaging 19.2 points, 4.4 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.4 triples on 41.2 percent shooting from the field. This has arguably been the best run of his career.
Nov 21 - 10:15 PM

Dion Waiters (groin) will be in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the 76ers.

Waiters has actually been playing well over the past four games, putting up late-round value with averages of 19.3 points, 4.3 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.3 triples and 2.8 turnovers per game, so he could be worth a look as a low-budget play in DFS with the favorable matchup tonight. He's benefiting from Justise Winslow's (left wrist) absence, but it's unlikely he'll have standard league appeal once Winslow gets back. His game translates better to points leagues.
Nov 21 - 6:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
4Rodney McGruder
SF1Justise Winslow
PF1Derrick Williams
2Luke Babbitt
3James Johnson
4Josh McRoberts
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Udonis Haslem
3Willie Reed