NBA Basketball

Dion Waiters
15.8 3.3 4.3
Team: MiamiHeight: 6-4 Born: 12/10/1991
Position: G-FWeight: 215 Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
College: SyracuseDraft: 1st Round 4th pick by Cavaliers (2012)

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July 5 3:49 PM PT4:49 PM MT5:49 PM CT6:49 PM ET22:49 GMT6:49 3:49 PM MST5:49 PM EST2:49 UAE (+1)00:4918:49 ET5:49 PM CTNaN:� - Waiters and the Miami Heat have agreed on a four-year deal, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. The deal is worth a maximum of $52 million, provided all incentives are met, said the person who spoke Wednesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing can be finalized until at least Thursday under league rules.
Analysis: Waiters averaged 15.8 points in 46 games last season for the Heat. He was a significant part of how Miami turned its season around after an 11-30 start, going 30-11 in the second half.
Mar. 17 5:28 PM PT6:28 PM MT7:28 PM CT8:28 PM ET0:28 GMT8:28 5:28 PM MST7:28 PM EST4:28 UAE (+1)01:2820:28 ET6:28 PM CTNaN:� - Waiters (ankle) will not return for the Heat's must-win finale against the Wizards on Wednesday.
Analysis: Waiters, Miami's starting shooting guard, has missed the past 12 games with a sprained left ankle but hopes to return for the playoffs - if the Heat qualify.
Mar. 15 6:41 PM PT7:41 PM MT8:41 PM CT9:41 PM ET1:41 GMT9:41 6:41 PM MST8:41 PM EST5:41 UAE (+1)02:4121:41 ET7:41 PM CTNaN:� - Dion Waiters scored 14 points Wednesday, going 5 of 15 from the field, as the Miami Heat topped the New Orleans Pelicans 120-112. Waiters grabbed one rebound and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +3 in his 29:18 of playing time. He tacked on two steals. Waiters went 1 of 6 from 3-point range.
Analysis: He averaged 23.3 points and shot 50 percent overall and 17 of 32 from 3 in the previous four games.
Mar. 12 8:32 PM PT9:32 PM MT10:32 PM CT11:32 PM ET3:32 GMT11:32 8:32 PM MST10:32 PM EST7:32 UAE (+1)04:3223:32 ET9:32 PM CTNaN:� - Dion Waiters scored 20 points Sunday, going 8 of 18 from the field, as the Miami Heat lost to the Indiana Pacers 102-98. Waiters grabbed eight rebounds and dished out six assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -3 in his 36:01 of playing time. Waiters went 3 of 7 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Waiters continued his impressive stretch with a fourth straight game of at least 20 points. He's averaged 23.3 on 50.0 percent shooting, including 17 of 32 from long range, with 5.3 assists in that span.
Mar. 11 7:44 PM PT8:44 PM MT9:44 PM CT10:44 PM ET3:44 GMT11:44 8:44 PM MST10:44 PM EST7:44 UAE (+1)04:4422:44 ET9:44 PM CTNaN:� - Dion Waiters scored 20 points Saturday, going 6 of 10 from the field, as the Miami Heat topped the Toronto Raptors 104-89. Waiters grabbed one rebound and dished out five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +6 in his 33:13 of playing time. He added one block and one steal. Waiters went 4 of 6 from 3-point range.
Analysis: After struggling mightily on back-to-back nights last weekend, Waiters has been terrific in three games since. The streaky guard is 14 of 25 from behind the arc while recording at least 20 points and five assists in each of those three contests.
Mar. 8 6:11 PM PT7:11 PM MT8:11 PM CT9:11 PM ET2:11 GMT10:11 7:11 PM MST9:11 PM EST6:11 UAE (+1)03:1121:11 ET8:11 PM CTNaN:� - Dion Waiters scored 24 points Wednesday on 8-of-16 shooting as the Miami Heat topped the Charlotte Hornets 108-101. Waiters pulled down three rebounds and had five assists, tallying a plus-minus of -4 in his 26:58 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Waiters went 5 of 10 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Waiters scored 29 points and was 5 of 9 from deep Monday at Cleveland.
Mar. 6 5:50 PM PT6:50 PM MT7:50 PM CT8:50 PM ET1:50 GMT9:50 6:50 PM MST8:50 PM EST5:50 UAE (+1)02:5020:50 ET7:50 PM CTNaN:� - Dion Waiters scored 29 points Monday, going 12 of 24 from the field, as the Miami Heat topped the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-98. Waiters grabbed two rebounds and dished out five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +4 in his 35:19 on the floor. He added one block. Waiters went 5 of 9 from behind the arc.
Analysis: The former Cavalier bounced back strongly after managing a mere 11 points on 4-of-21 shooting over his previous two outings. Waiters' play has generally been positive for the resurgent Heat, as he's averaged 19.3 points and 5.1 assists over his last 18 games.
Mar. 4 7:22 PM PT8:22 PM MT9:22 PM CT10:22 PM ET3:22 GMT11:22 8:22 PM MST10:22 PM EST7:22 UAE (+1)04:2222:22 ET9:22 PM CTNaN:� - Dion Waiters scored eight points Saturday, going 3 of 10 from the field, as the Miami Heat defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 120-92. Waiters grabbed one rebound and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +10 in his 23:39 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Waiters went 2 of 5 from 3-point range.
Mar. 3 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET16:50 GMT0:50 9:50 AM MST11:50 AM EST20:50 UAE17:5011:50 ET10:50 AM CTNaN:� - Waiters will start Friday against Orlando after being listed as questionable with an ankle injury.
Analysis: Waiters landed on the injury report after tweaking his ankle Wednesday, not playing in the fourth quarter - though that could have been because the game was a blowout.
Mar. 3 5:40 PM PT6:40 PM MT7:40 PM CT8:40 PM ET1:40 GMT9:40 6:40 PM MST8:40 PM EST5:40 UAE (+1)02:4020:40 ET7:40 PM CTNaN:� - Waiters scored three points Friday, going 1 of 11 from the field, as the Miami Heat fell to the Orlando Magic 110-99. Waiters, who added four assists, played after being listed as questionable with an ankle injury.
Analysis: He averaged 18.2 points in the previous six games.
Mar. 1 6:51 PM PT7:51 PM MT8:51 PM CT9:51 PM ET2:51 GMT10:51 7:51 PM MST9:51 PM EST6:51 UAE (+1)03:5121:51 ET8:51 PM CTNaN:� - Dion Waiters scored 15 points Wednesday, going 7 of 12 from the field, as the Miami Heat defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 125-98. Waiters pulled down four rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +6 in his 24:16 on the floor.
Analysis: Waiters continues to light it up over the season's second half for the surging Heat, averaging 20.5 points over his last 15 games. The fifth-year pro has been setting up his teammates as well, having dished out 5.9 assists over his past 11 outings.
Feb. 27 7:36 PM PT8:36 PM MT9:36 PM CT10:36 PM ET3:36 GMT11:36 8:36 PM MST10:36 PM EST7:36 UAE (+1)04:3622:36 ET9:36 PM CTNaN:� - Dion Waiters scored 12 points Monday, going 4 of 12 from the field, as the Miami Heat fell to the Dallas Mavericks 96-89. Waiters grabbed three rebounds and had six assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -7 in his 32:40 on the floor. He added two steals. Waiters went 2 of 5 from behind the arc.
Feb. 25 8:41 PM PT9:41 PM MT10:41 PM CT11:41 PM ET4:41 GMT12:41 9:41 PM MST11:41 PM EST8:41 UAE05:4123:41 ET10:41 PM CTNaN:� - Waiters added 22 points and the red-hot Miami Heat pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Pacers 113-95 on Saturday night.
Analysis: He's averaged 20.5 points in the last four games.
Feb. 24 8:30 PM PT9:30 PM MT10:30 PM CT11:30 PM ET4:30 GMT12:30 9:30 PM MST11:30 PM EST8:30 UAE05:3023:30 ET10:30 PM CTNaN:� - Waiters doled out a season-high 10 assists while scoring 14 points in the Heat's win at rival Atlanta on Friday.
Analysis: Waiters has helped Miami vault back into playoff contention by playing arguably the best basketball in his career over the past month. The combo guard is averaging 21.5 points and 5.8 assists while shooting 47.9 percent (34 of 71) from beyond the arc over his last 12 games.
Feb. 15 7:50 PM PT8:50 PM MT9:50 PM CT10:50 PM ET3:50 GMT11:50 8:50 PM MST10:50 PM EST7:50 UAE (+1)04:5022:50 ET9:50 PM CTNaN:� - On Wednesday, Waiters scored 23 points for a second straight game.
Analysis: He's averaged 22.2 points during his last 11 games, a span that included a three-gamne absence.
Feb. 13 7:13 PM PT8:13 PM MT9:13 PM CT10:13 PM ET3:13 GMT11:13 8:13 PM MST10:13 PM EST7:13 UAE (+1)04:1322:13 ET9:13 PM CTNaN:� - Waiters returned from a sprained ankle on Monday and scored 23 points for Miami, whose eight-game home winning streak was snapped.
Analysis: Waiters had been averaging 23.3 points while making 27 of 48 from 3-point range in the eight games leading up to his injury, so keep an eye on this situation.
Feb. 8 9:02 AM PT10:02 AM MT11:02 AM CT12:02 PM ET17:02 GMT1:02 10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST21:02 UAE18:0212:02 ET11:02 AM CTNaN:� - Waiters (sprained left ankle) will start Monday against the Magic after missing the past three games.
Analysis: Waiters' fantasy stock was rising prior to the injury, as he's averaged 22 points while going 27 of 52 (51.9 percent) from 3-point range over his last nine games.
Feb. 4 7:30 PM PT8:30 PM MT9:30 PM CT10:30 PM ET3:30 GMT11:30 8:30 PM MST10:30 PM EST7:30 UAE (+1)04:3022:30 ET9:30 PM CTNaN:� - Waiters scored 21 points on 10 shots and the Heat pushed their winning streak to 10 games with a 125-102 romp past the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
Analysis: Waiters' hot streak continued. He was 7 for 10 from the field and 5 for 6 from 3-point range (missing his last). He's averaged 23.3 points in his last eight games.
Feb. 1 7:26 PM PT8:26 PM MT9:26 PM CT10:26 PM ET3:26 GMT11:26 8:26 PM MST10:26 PM EST7:26 UAE (+1)04:2622:26 ET9:26 PM CTNaN:� - The NBA's hottest team stayed that way Wednesday night, as Goran Dragic scored 27 points, Waiters added 20 and the Heat had no trouble with the Atlanta Hawks on the way to a 116-93 win.
Analysis: Waiters have given Miami quite a boost during its nine-game winning streak. He's averaging 23.6 points while hitting 22 of 43 from 3-point range over the past seven.
Jan. 30 6:16 PM PT7:16 PM MT8:16 PM CT9:16 PM ET2:16 GMT10:16 7:16 PM MST9:16 PM EST6:16 UAE (+1)03:1621:16 ET8:16 PM CTNaN:� - Goran Dragic scored 20 points, Waiters added 19 and the Miami Heat pushed the NBA's longest current winning streak to eight games with a 104-96 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.
Analysis: Waiters was announced earlier Monday as the Eastern Conference's player of the week, after averaging 23.3 points as Miami went 4-0. He becomes the 12th player to win the award as a member of the Heat, and the first since Dwyane Wade - exactly 52 weeks ago.
Jan. 25 7:19 PM PT8:19 PM MT9:19 PM CT10:19 PM ET3:19 GMT11:19 8:19 PM MST10:19 PM EST7:19 UAE (+1)04:1922:19 ET9:19 PM CTNaN:� - Waiters had 24 points in Wednesday's 109-106 win over the Nets.
Analysis: Waiters followed two 33-point games by scoring 14 points in the fourth quarter. He started 4 of 11 from the field but made 6 of 7 shots in the fourth.
Jan. 23 7:01 PM PT8:01 PM MT9:01 PM CT10:01 PM ET3:01 GMT11:01 8:01 PM MST10:01 PM EST7:01 UAE (+1)04:0122:01 ET9:01 PM CTNaN:� - Waiters' 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left capped his 33-point effort, and the Miami Heat beat Golden State 105-102 on Monday night to end the Warriors' seven-game winning streak.
Analysis: Waiters scored 33 points - his career high - for the second straight night. He finished with 95 on the Heat's 4-0 homestand.
Jan. 22 9:16 PM PT10:16 PM MT11:16 PM CT12:16 AM ET5:16 GMT13:16 10:16 PM MST12:16 AM EST9:16 UAE06:160:16 ET11:16 PM CTNaN:� - Waiters tied a career high with 33 points on 12-of-19 shooting in Saturday's win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: This was Waiters' first 33-point performance since April 15, 2015, with Oklahoma City against Minnesota. In five games since moving into the starting lineup, Waiters has averaged 16.6 points, 4.6 assists and 3.2 rebounds.
Jan. 11 7:41 AM PT8:41 AM MT9:41 AM CT10:41 AM ET15:41 GMT23:41 8:41 AM MST10:41 AM EST19:41 UAE16:4110:41 ET9:41 AM CTNaN:� - Waiters tied a season high with eight assists Tuesday but shot 4 of 17 from the field, including 0 for 5 from 3-point range, to finish with eight points.
Analysis: It was his first start in four games following a near six-week absence for a groin problem. He's averaged just 7.3 points on 30 percent shooting since returning. Waiters had averaged 18.8 points in his last eight games before getting hurt.
Nov. 27 9:30 AM PT10:30 AM MT11:30 AM CT12:30 PM ET17:30 GMT1:30 10:30 AM MST12:30 PM EST21:30 UAE18:3012:30 ET11:30 AM CTNaN:� - Waiters (groin) is available to play Wednesday.
Analysis: He has been out since late November after averaging 14.2 points, 3.9 assists and 3.4 rebounds while starting the first 16 games.
Nov. 26 7:23 PM PT8:23 PM MT9:23 PM CT10:23 PM ET3:23 GMT11:23 8:23 PM MST10:23 PM EST7:23 UAE (+1)04:2322:23 ET9:23 PM CTNaN:� - Waiters scored a season-high 28 for Miami on Saturday.
Analysis: He's reached 20 points just four times this season.
Nov. 21 6:25 PM PT7:25 PM MT8:25 PM CT9:25 PM ET2:25 GMT10:25 7:25 PM MST9:25 PM EST6:25 UAE (+1)03:2521:25 ET8:25 PM CTNaN:� - Waiters finished with 19 points and five assists in the Heat's loss at Philadelphia on Monday.
Analysis: The Philadelphia native hasn't been all that efficient, but he's still averaging 19.2 points and 4.4 assists over his last five games. Waiters should continue to be a high-volume shooter on what's looking like a really bad Heat team.
Nov. 19 8:41 AM PT9:41 AM MT10:41 AM CT11:41 AM ET16:41 GMT0:41 9:41 AM MST11:41 AM EST20:41 UAE17:4111:41 ET10:41 AM CTNaN:� - Waiters fought off a minor groin injury to play Saturday at Washington, scoring 16 points and handing out a season-high eight assists.
Analysis: Waiters has been a solid fantasy play of late by averaging 19.2 points over his last four games. He's been getting more minutes as well with Justise Winslow dealing with a wrist injury.
Nov. 17 6:55 PM PT7:55 PM MT8:55 PM CT9:55 PM ET2:55 GMT10:55 7:55 PM MST9:55 PM EST6:55 UAE (+1)03:5521:55 ET8:55 PM CTNaN:� - Waiters scored 23 points and the Heat beat the Bucks 96-73 on Thursday night to end a six-game losing streak.
Analysis: Waiters, who also had seven rebounds and four assists, has alternated good and bad shooting performances in his last six games. In his three solid showings since Nov. 7, he is averaging 22 points on 44.4 percent shooting, but in his other three contests, he is averaging 5.7 points on 22.6 percent.
Nov. 15 8:10 AM PT9:10 AM MT10:10 AM CT11:10 AM ET16:10 GMT0:10 9:10 AM MST11:10 AM EST20:10 UAE17:1011:10 ET10:10 AM CTNaN:� - Waiters erupted for a season-high 27 points in the Heat's 94-90 loss at San Antonio on Monday.
Analysis: Waiters is fully capable of nights like this. Problem is, he's also prone to performances like the four points he delivered in 19 minutes in Miami's previous game. The streaky guard should still be viewed as a hit-or-miss player for fantasy purposes.
July 25 11:05 AM PT12:05 PM MT1:05 PM CT2:05 PM ET18:05 GMT2:05 11:05 AM MST1:05 PM EST22:05 UAE20:0514:05 ET1:05 PM CT17:05 - Waiters signed a $5.93 million, two-year contract with the Heat on Tuesday.
Analysis: Waiters averaged 9.8 points for the Oklahoma City Thunder last year, but had several big games in the playoffs. He played particularly well against Dallas and San Antonio in the playoffs before his role was reduced in the seven-game loss to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals. Waiters will compete for a starting job as Dwyane Wade's replacement.

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