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Dion Waiters | Guard

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
College: Syracuse
Contract: view contract details

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Dion Waiters returned to the bench on Monday against the Jazz, but he played well with 12 points, six assists, three boards, four steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.
Garbage time was definitely a factor here, and it's hard to imagine Waiters staying relevant with Kevin Durant back in the lineup. Unless you're in a deep league, there's no real reason to own Waiters. Nov 24 - 12:31 AM

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Dion Waiters will return to the bench for Monday's game vs. the Jazz.

Kevin Durant is back from his hamstring injury, so this is an expected move. Waiters has averaged just 10.3 points per game in a bench role this season, so he's safe to drop in most leagues.
Nov 23 - 8:21 PM

Dion Waiters scored 16 points against the Knicks on Friday with four rebounds, one assist, three steals and four 3-pointers.

In true Waiters fashion, he was 6-of-15 from the field. Even with the poor shooting, he should have a chance to put up decent numbers in the starting lineup. If you need scoring in an deep league until Kevin Durant (hamstring) is back, give Waiters a look.
Nov 21 - 1:13 AM

Dion Waiters will start on Friday night against the Knicks.

He'll push Anthony Morrow to the bench tonight and should see big minutes. There's always a lot of risk in using Waiters because he could go 0-of-15, but he has some upside tonight.
Nov 20 - 7:54 PM

Dion Waiters played 31 minutes vs. the Pelicans but scored only four points on 2-of-10 shooting with four rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Waiters missed a wide open layup in the first quarter (you can witness it via the link below), at which point ESPN Stats & Info reported that he'd missed more layups (14) than he'd made (13) this season. Stunning. He's been hit-or-miss even with Kevin Durant on the sidelines, and standard-league owners should have better options on the waiver wire.
Nov 18 - 11:41 PM

Dion Waiters played 38 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday with 14 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

With Andre Roberson (illness) out tonight, Waiters had a little extra playing time. He's put up some decent stats in his last five, averaging 15.8 points, 2.8 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.8 treys. Waiters will lose some value once Kevin Durant (hamstring) returns, which could be as soon as this weekend.
Nov 16 - 11:45 PM

Dion Waiters denied a report that he'd be interested in playing for the Sixers.

Because who would admit that publicly, right? "[Don't] Believe everything y'all hear lol I guess this what the world coming to (shaking my head), especially if it didn't come from me," Waiters tweeted. In two games since Kevin Durant's hamstring injury, Waiters is averaging 10.5 points and a 3-pointer in 29 minutes per game.
Source: Oklahoman
Nov 16 - 9:56 AM

Dion Waiters was held to seven points on 3-of-11 shooting vs. the Celtics, with two rebounds, one steal, three turnovers and zero assists.

He had a bigger opportunity with Kevin Durant (hamstring) unavailable, but couldn't get it going vs. Avery Bradley and the Celts' defense. It was recently reported that Waiters wants to sign with Philly next summer, an unwelcome distraction for a guy playing a key role on a championship contender.
Nov 15 - 9:43 PM

According to a source of Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Dion Waiters would be interested in a move to the 76ers next summer.

Waiters is scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer, so it's important to note that the Thunder can match any offer that he receives. Waiters is from South Philly and the source indicated that he could possibly receive a max contract offer from them. While that seems highly unlikely given his inconsistent play early on in his NBA career, this could also be a stunt by Waiters to improve his value on the open market.
Nov 15 - 10:32 AM

Dion Waiters made 4-of-13 from the field for 14 points against the 76ers on Friday, adding three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

He picked up some extra shots and playing time with OKC missing Kevin Durant (hamstring). Although, this line is slightly inflated because he scored eight points in the fourth quarter. If you added him, your expectations shouldn't be very high.
Nov 14 - 3:22 AM

Billy Donovan said that he is currently undecided on who will enter the starting lineup while Kevin Durant (hamstring) is sidelined for the next 7-10 days, but Dion Waiters, Kyle Singler and Anthony Morrow are all options.

Waiters is the guy averaging the most minutes out of the group, although it was Kyle Singler who started the second-half during Tuesday's win when Durant was forced to the sidelines. Waiters and Morrow are capable of putting up numbers when given the minutes, although the same can't be said for Singler. Waiters and Morrow are worth a speculative add in standard leagues, with Waiters offering a bit more upside.

Dion Waiters came off the bench to hit 7-of-10 shots and four 3-pointers for a season-high 25 points to go along with two rebounds and one assist in 23 minutes on Tuesday.

Waiters saw extra scoring opportunities with Kevin Durant leaving in the second quarter with a hamstring injury, while Kyle Singler started the second half for KD. If Durant misses more time, Waiters should continue to score. He struggled early in the season, but had 19 points and two 3-pointers against the Suns on Sunday, as well.
Nov 10 - 10:06 PM

Coach Billy Donovan said Dion Waiters is a "good defensive player."

The Twitter machine should have a good time with that quote. "When he's locking in defensively like he has been the past three or four games, it really helps our team," Donovan said. Averaging 8.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and a steal on 44 precent shooting, Waiters is not an option in standard formats.
Source: Oklahoman
Nov 9 - 9:47 AM

Dion Waiters came off the bench for a season-high 19 points on Sunday, hitting 6-of-9 shots including two 3-pointers.

He went 5-of-6 at the FT line and chipped in two assists, three steals and one block without any turnovers. Waiters played well on defense and picked his spots offensively, taking only one 2-pointer from beyond 16 feet. Unfortunately, tonight's solid performance doesn't make Waiters a palatable option outside of very deep leagues.
Nov 8 - 9:50 PM

Dion Waiters and the Thunder will not agree upon a contract extension prior to Monday's deadline.

As expected. The fact that the two sides will wait until the offseason to further discuss a commitment to each other was the plan all along.
Nov 2 - 12:03 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Russell Westbrook
2D.J. Augustin
3Cameron Payne
SG1Andre Roberson
2Anthony Morrow
3Dion Waiters
SF1Kevin Durant
2Kyle Singler
3Steve Novak
4Josh Huestis
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Nick Collison
3Mitch McGary
C1Steven Adams
2Enes Kanter
3Dakari Johnson