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Dion Waiters | Guard | #11

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/10/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (4) / CLE
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Despite his scoreless 0-for-10 performance on Sunday, Dion Waiters vows to keep shooting.
"I don’t know, just one of them days, one of them games, I guess," Waiters said Monday. Two weeks ago, Waiters offered this gem of a quote: "Like I said last year and I’ll say it again, I would rather go 0-for-30 than go 0-for-9 because if you stop shooting them that means you lost confidence." However, it's not just one bad game for Waiters. Since returning from an ankle injury earlier this month, Waiters has shot below 43.0 percent from the floor in six straight games and is shooting 33.7 percent on 15.3 attempts over that six-game stretch. Nov 21 - 5:52 PM

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Dion Waiters' shot abandoned him on Sunday and he finished scoreless on 0-of-10 shooting, adding just two rebounds, two steals, one rebound and one turnover in 26 minutes.

Fantasy owners aren't relying on Waiters for solid FG percentages, given that he's at 41.9% on the season and 41.4% for his career. That doesn't excuse this dud, since his value is tethered to scoring (16.3 points per game) and 3-pointers (2.0), and he'll face another stiff test vs. Boston's league-leading defense on Wednesday. He's just a borderline value in 12-team leagues.
Nov 19 - 7:57 PM

Dion Waiters posted 16 points, five assists, four rebounds, three steals and two 3-pointers in a losing effort in Detroit on Sunday.

Waiters played 32 minutes tonight and the only downsides were 7-of-17 shooting and four turnovers. He came in shooting 38.2 percent in his past two games, and 43.3 percent on the season, which is a persistent issue for the five-year veteran. On the plus side, he is making a career-high 80.0 percent of his free throws this year.
Nov 12 - 7:06 PM

Dion Waiters finished with 21 points, two rebounds and one assist across 32 minutes Friday at Utah.

Waiter hit 7-of-20 from the field, including 3-of-6 from behind the arc, while posting an impressive plus-24 rating in the 10-point win. The veteran has hit at least one 3-pointer in each of his 10 games so far this season. While he hasn't been doing much more outside of his scoring, the offensive specialist can still be useful in most fantasy formats.
Nov 11 - 12:41 AM

Dion Waiters returned from a two-game absence on Wednesday with 16 points, three rebounds, three assists, six turnovers and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Suns.

He was with his family for the birth of his daughter, but he was put right back into the starting lineup. Waiters showed a little more explosion off the dribble in this game, so maybe the five days off helped his ankle get healthy again. He's still scoring at 16 points per game this year, but isn't really doing much else on the stat sheet. Waiters is more of an offensive specialist as a borderline player to own in standard leagues.
Nov 9 - 12:39 AM

Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters, Josh Richardson, Justise Winslow and Hassan Whiteside will start against the Suns on Wednesday.

There are a few narratives for this starting five with Dragic's revenge, Waiters' new-parent narrative, and Whiteside's beef with Alex Len. The Suns really struggle defending perimeter players, so Waiters should hit the ground running, especially with Tyler Johnson out. Expect Richardson to play a bunch, too.
Nov 8 - 8:20 PM

Dion Waiters (personal) has rejoined the team and is expected to start Wednesday vs. Phoenix.

With Waiters back in the starting five, we'll likely see Justise Winslow shift back to the second unit and Wayne Ellington's minutes figure to be reduced to the teens. There will also be somewhat less opportunity for Tyler Johnson. Check back for official confirmation on Waiters' status closer to tip-off.

Dion Waiters (personal) is being listed as a starter for Wednesday's game against the Suns.

Waiters missed the past two games to be there for the birth of his daughter, but he'll be back in action on Wednesday night, which will shift Justise Winslow back to the second unit. Winslow played very poorly in his two starts, so if you picked him up for his short-term appeal with the starting unit, feel free to send him back to the wire.
Nov 7 - 4:08 PM

Dion Waiters (personal) will rejoin his team on Tuesday in Phoenix, and play against the Suns on Wednesday.

Waiters will miss Monday's game, which could result in another start for Justise Winslow, but it's Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington and Josh Richardson who will be the primary beneficiaries with Waiters on the sidelines. Ellington could be someone to think about as a low-end, 3-point streamer tonight, while Johnson has some DFS appeal coming off Sunday's outing in which he produced 19 points, three triples, three assists, three steals, two boards and two turnovers in 33 minutes.

Dion Waiters (personal) will miss Monday's matchup against the Warriors.

He's still back in Miami after the birth of his second daughter, but maybe he'll get back to the team in time for Wednesday's game in Phoenix. Justise Winslow drew the start in his place on Sunday, but was horrible, while Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington played well with some increased opportunity with the second unit. Josh Richardson should also see some increased touches on Monday night sans Waiters.

Dion Waiters' (personal) status for Monday's game vs. the Warriors is still up in the air, though he's listed as out in the game notes.

Waiters missed Sunday's game vs. the Clippers for the birth of his daughter, but coach Erik Spoelstra said the plan is for the SG to return during their current road trip which continues on Monday vs. the Warriors -- they have three more away games after that against the Suns, Jazz and Pistons. If he can't join the team in time for tonight's game, Tyler Johnson, Justise Winslow and Wayne Ellington would all see a bump in playing time.
Nov 6 - 9:40 AM

Dion Waiters is not with the team and will miss Sunday's game against the Clippers.

Waiters went back home to be there for the birth of his daughter, and while he's expected to rejoin the team at some point during their five-game road trip, he could miss Monday's matchup with the Warriors as well. With Waiters unavailable tonight, we could see Wayne Ellington move into the starting five, and there will be more opportunity for guys like Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson.

Dion Waiters dropped a season-high 33 points in Monday's 125-122 overtime loss to the Wolves.

He was sensational down the stretch, scoring 21 of his points after the third quarter. He finished 14-of-28 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line with five rebounds, four assists, three steals, one 3-pointer and five turnovers, but the important thing is that he managed to play 39 minutes -- he recently admitted that he's having trouble finishing games because of his ankle. His health is a concern, but nights like this confirm that he's worth owning.
Oct 30 - 11:04 PM

Dion Waiters acknowledged that he feels limited by his left ankle towards the end of games.

"I’ve always got that – like at the beginning of the game – I’ve always got that explosive first step," Waiters said. "Even on one leg, I’ve got that explosive first step. Then I’ll feel it." Waiters implying that he feels like he's playing on one leg is concerning, but it sounds like he'll continue to fight through the pain. That said, he's really nothing more than a late-round guy, so if he does end up needing to miss time, owners may want to just cut bait and move on.
Oct 30 - 4:15 PM

Dion Waiters made 2-of-8 from the field for five points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Celtics on Saturday.

In an un-Dion fashion, this was actually his first game below 40 percent from the field this season. Waiters has had some pretty solid shot selection and he's been taking more twos than usual. He's still just clinging to top-150 value this year and his defense could cause his playing time to drop a bit, so fantasy owners shouldn't value him too much.
Oct 28 - 10:37 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
3Derrick Walton Jr.
SG1Dion Waiters
2Wayne Ellington
3Matt Williams
SF1Josh Richardson
2Rodney McGruder
PF1Justise Winslow
2James Johnson
3Okaro White
4Jordan Mickey
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Kelly Olynyk
3Edrice Adebayo
4A.J. Hammons