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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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Dion Waiters helped the Heat escape with a win in Houston on Wednesday, getting 23 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and four 3-pointers in 37 minutes of action.
The Heat followed up their improbable 13-game win streak with two consecutive losses, but they got back on track tonight and head into the break with tons of momentum. Waiters' recent ankle injury hasn't slowed him down a bit in his past two games, as he's averaging 23.0 points on combined 18-of-36 shooting. Josh Richardson's return after the break could mar his production, but Waiters has been good enough to make believers out of most skeptics. Feb 15 - 11:32 PM

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Dion Waiters (ankle) looked good in his return on Monday, making 10-of-19 shots to finish with 23 points, six assists, two rebounds, two steals and a game-high six turnovers in 34 minutes.

Waiters hit 1-of-5 shots from downtown and showed no rust after a three-game layoff, even though his game-high turnovers did Miami no favors. He's been improbably great over the past month, cruising along with mid-round value, and owners should cling to him while he's hot. Just be aware that Josh Richardson's eventual return could dent his touches and playing time.
Feb 13 - 10:18 PM

Dion Waiters (ankle) will return to the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Magic, sending Wayne Ellington back to the bench.

Waiters has spent the past three games on the sidelines, but he got in a full go during shootaround and there's been no indication of a potential minutes limit, so feel free to get him active for a favorable matchup with the Magic. Ellington's value will take a decent sized hit with the return to the second unit, so he's not a great option in most settings.
Feb 13 - 6:54 PM

Dion Waiters (ankle) is on track to play Monday vs. the Magic.

He still needs to go through his pregame routine before an official decision is made, but things are trending in a very positive direction here. If Waiters is a go, Wayne Ellington will more than likely head back to the bench, and his value will take a decent sized hit with the demotion to the second unit. Stay tuned.
Feb 13 - 5:53 PM

Dion Waiters (ankle) will warm up with the intent to play on Monday vs. the Magic.

He previously said he would give it a go and his status is looking good after he made it though the morning shootaround. Waiters was averaging 17.7 points, 5.0 assists, 3.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.3 triples through three games in February before missing three games in a row due to his ankle issue, but feel free to activate him in lineups once again because he's been on fire for weeks. Wayne Ellington takes the biggest hit if Waiters returns to action.
Feb 13 - 11:47 AM

Dion Waiters (ankle) is listed as questionable to play on Monday vs. the Magic.

He previously said that he will be ready to play on Monday, but expect another update after the morning shootaround. If Waiters is able to return, Wayne Ellington will lose most of his value and most of the starters in Miami will lose a couple touches. Waiters was on fire before the injury, so there's nothing wrong with sticking with him.
Feb 12 - 1:39 PM

Dion Waiters (ankle) said he will be ready to play on Monday.

He is not going to play on Saturday in his hometown of Philly. Waiters did not even warm up for Saturday's game, so we'll consider him between probable and questionable for Monday. He was red hot before his injury, so his owners will be hoping the time off didn't affect his efficiency.
Feb 11 - 6:42 PM

Dion Waiters (ankle) will not play against the 76ers on Saturday night.

It's a tough one for Philly Cheese not to play in his hometown. Waiters will miss his third game in a row and there's a chance he misses additional time. With him out, Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington and Rodney McGruder will all benefit. Waiters' owners will have to determine if they're OK stashing him based on available players on the waiver wire.
Feb 11 - 6:04 PM

Dion Waiters (ankle) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Sixers.

Waiters has missed two straight contests. Wayne Ellington has started in place of Waiters each of the last games and is averaging 13.0 points, 4.0 3-pointers and 3.0 rebounds in those contests. He's worth a look as a streaming option if Waiters doesn't play on Saturday and you are in need of treys. Tyler Johnson and Rodney McGruder would also see extra minutes.
Feb 11 - 12:25 PM

Dion Waiters (ankle) said late Friday night that he was "still iffy" regarding whether or not he would play Saturday vs. the Sixers.

We will have to wait for a team pronouncement following Saturday's shootaround in order to get a clearer picture regarding Waiters status for Saturday night. Wayne Ellington, Tyler Johnson and Rodney McGruder will continue to see extra minutes if Waiters misses another game.
Feb 11 - 9:18 AM

Dion Waiters (ankle) will not play against the Nets on Friday night.

Coach Erik Spoelstra said Waiters did not go through shootaround but that, "the swelling has gone down and that's great news." Wayne Ellington started in place of Waiters on Wednesday and finished with 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting with five 3-pointers, two boards and one assist in 28 minutes. Ellington is worth considering as a DFS punt or a streaming option if you are in the market for 3-pointers. Tyler Johnson and Rodney McGruder should also see extended minutes with Waiters sidelined.
Feb 10 - 12:00 PM

Dion Waiters (ankle) will not play against the Bucks on Wednesday.

He did not go through shootaround and gets ruled out before warmups. The Heat will play the Nets on Friday, so consider Waiters questionable for that one. With Waiters out, Tyler Johnson should benefit the most while Wayne Ellington and Rodney McGruder should pick up some extra minutes. Waiters is only day-to-day for now and his sell-high moment has clearly passed.
Feb 8 - 6:36 PM

Dion Waiters (ankle) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Bucks.

Waiters was spotted leaving the Target Center in a walking boot on Monday, and he wasn't able to participate during Wednesday's shootaround, so things aren't trending in a positive direction here. With Waiters likely to miss Wednesday's game, we'll likely see Wayne Ellington slide into the starting five, with Tyler Johnson seeing an uptick in minutes off the bench. Johnson makes for the more enticing DFS play sans Waiters, while Ellington could be viewed as a 3-point streamer.
Feb 8 - 12:45 PM

Dion Waiters said he was dealing with pain and swelling in his left ankle after Monday's game, but he "hopes the injury is merely a sprain and that he doesn’t miss any games."

Waiters suffered the sprain when he stepped on Gorgui Dieng’s foot in the third quarter but played through the injury. "It’s frustrating," Waiters said. "Just hope and pray I feel better." The AP reported that Waiters left the arena in a walking boot. The Heat's next game is Wednesday in Milwaukee. We will have to wait for an official update from the team, but he should be considered questionable for that game at this point. If Waiters does not play Wednesday, Tyler Johnson, Rodney McGruder and Wayne Ellington would soak up his minutes.
Feb 7 - 11:41 AM

The AP is reporting that Dion Waiters left the arena in a walking boot on Monday after spraining his left ankle.

Waiters hit 4-of-13 shots for 12 points and played 33 minutes, including a stint after he suffered the injury. Hopefully the boot is just precautionary, but we're adding him to the injury report with the news.
Feb 7 - 4:46 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Goran Dragic
2Tyler Johnson
SG1Josh Richardson
2Dion Waiters
3Wayne Ellington
SF1Justise Winslow
2Rodney McGruder
3Okaro White
PF1Josh McRoberts
2James Johnson
3Luke Babbitt
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Willie Reed
3Udonis Haslem