Dion Waiters SG  #23

Current Team: Oklahoma City Thunder

Born: Dec 10, 1991 (23 years old)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States)

Nationality: United States

Height: 6-4 (193cm)     Weight: 225 (102kg)

Hand: Right

Current NBA Status: Under Contract (Oklahoma City Thunder)

Free Agent: RFA-2016

Current Agent: Rob Pelinka

Draft Entry: 2012 NBA Draft

Early Entry Info: 2012 Early Entrant

Drafted: Round 1, Pick 4, Cleveland Cavaliers

Pre-Draft Team: Syracuse (So)

High School: Life Center Academy [Burlington, New Jersey]

Dion Waiters News

Waiters Unconcerned He Didn't Receive Goodbye Message From LeBron
Dion Waiters said he has only spoken to Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson among former Cavaliers teammates since his trade to the Thunder.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Dion Waiters Treated 'With Love' By Thunder, Gets To Touch The Ball
Dion Waiters was averaging 14.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game over his first five with the Thunder.

Darnell Mayberry/Oklahoman

Thunder Told Waiters Not To Wear Harden's No. 13
Dion Waiters could not wear Nos. 1 or 3 when he joined the Thunder via trade, so he decided to wear No. 13.

Berry Tramel/The Oklahoman

Durant To Make Waiters Feel Wanted, Hopes He Develops Into Harden-Like Bench Scorer
Kevin Durant believes Dion Waiters could give the Thunder a similar offensive punch off the bench as what James Harden once provided.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Dion Waiters Traded To Thunder, Cavs Acquire Shumpert, J.R. Smith
Dion Waiters has been traded to the Thunder, while J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert are now Cavaliers.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Cavs Interested In Kosta Koufos, Willing To Deal Dion Waiters For Difference Maker
The Cavaliers are well aware landing a quality big man likely depends on selling on potential trade partners to take back Dion Waiters.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Darrell Arthur Suspended One Game By NBA For Shove On Dion Waiters
Darrell Arthur has been suspended one game without pay for shoving Dion Waiters in the back as he elevated for a layup on Friday night.

RealGM Staff Report

Waiters Returns For Anthem Friday After Not Observing Due To Religion
Dion Waiters informed Chris Haynes that he is a Muslim and that's the reason he excused himself prior to the national anthem on Wednesday.

Eric Freeman/Yahoo! Sports

LeBron James Endorses Dion Waiters' New Reserve Role
LeBron James has endorsed the Cavaliers moving Dion Waiters to the bench as the sixth man, believing it will add more balance to the team.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Waiters: Catch-And-Shoot Isn't My Game
Dion Waiters worked out for an extra 40 minutes after the Cavaliers' shootaround on Tuesday primarily working on catch-and-shoot 3-pointers.

Jason Lloyd/Akron Beacon Journal

Cavaliers Exercise Fourth-Year Option On Dion Waiters
Dion Waiters owns career averages of 15.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 29.2 minutes per game.

RealGM Staff Report

Cavs Monitoring Dion Waiters' Shot Selection, Adjustment To Balanced Roster
Dion Waiters has shot a total of 54 times in this preseason, the most of any Cavalier player in five games.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Irving, Waiters Insist No Issues Exist Between Them
Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters addressed the media together on Monday amid reports of more disharmony.

Tom Withers/AP

Irving: Cavs Will Come Out Of Break With 'Higher Focus Level'
The Cavaliers had a strong showing during All-Star Weekend, with Kyrie Irving's MVP in the big game and a 31-point showing by Dion Waiters in the Rising Stars Challenge.

Mary Schmitt Boyer/The Plain Dealer

Cavaliers Expected To Shake Up Roster Before Deadline
The turmoil of the Cavaliers' season is beginning to get worse, as players are pointing to Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters, along with an unhappiness with Mike Brown and his coaching staff.

Jason Lloyd/Beacon Journal

Waiters' Relationship With Irving Reportedly Improving
Waiters has been mentioned in trade rumors, but Dan Gilbert likes his game and want to keep him with the Cavaliers.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Cavaliers Hold Dion Waiters Trade Talks With Bulls, Knicks, 76ers
Dion Waiters is open to being traded from the Cavaliers.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Cavaliers Exercise Options On Irving, Thompson, Waiters, Zeller
Kyrie Irving owns career averages of 20.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 1.3 steals in 32.8 minutes through 110 career games with the team.

RealGM Staff Report

Dion Waiters Thinks He'll Become NBA's Best Shooting Guard
Dion Waiters failed to live up to expectations during his rookie year.


Brown: Dion Waiters To Play Strictly At Shooting Guard
Mike Brown wants Dion Waiters to work more off the ball for the Cavaliers.

Jason Lloyd/Akron Beacon Journal

Wolves Reject Cavs' Offer Of No. 1 Pick, Waiters, Thompson For Kevin Love
The Wolves rejected the trade offer and hope to build around Kevin Love under Flip Saunders.

Andy Katz/ESPN

Lillard, Davis, Beal, Waiters, Barnes On 2013 All-Rookie First Team
Damian Lillard headlines the 2013 NBA All-Rookie Team as a unanimous selection.

RealGM Staff Report

Waiters, Lillard Win Rookie Of The Month Honors
Dion Waiters played in 12 games during February and averaged 15.8 points on .514 shooting, 2.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 28.2 minutes per game.

RealGM Staff Report

Dion Waiters Demoted To Cavaliers Bench
Dion Waiters has struggled to mesh with Kyrie Irving.

Mary Schmitt Boyer/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Waiters Sprains Ankle, X-Rays Negative
Dion Waiters sustained a left ankle sprain in the second overtime period of Saturday's night’s game against the Blazers.

RealGM Staff Report

Waiters Showcases Why Cavaliers Liked Him 4th Overall With 28 Points
Dion Waiters showcased his ability to create his own offense, which is what the Cavaliers sought when they drafted him fourth overall to pair with Kyrie Irving.

Jason Lloyd/Akron Beacon Journal

Scott: Waiters Must Learn To Play Off Ball
Byron Scott wants Dion Waiters to work off the ball for the Cavaliers.

Jason Lloyd/Akron Beacon Journal

Waiters Addresses Weight, Conditioning Issues
Dion Waiters played poorly in three summer league games for the Cavaliers.

Donna Ditota/Syracuse Post-Standard

Scott Encouraged By Dion Waiters' Improved Conditioning
Byron Scott recently watched Dion Waiters work out with other NBA players in Los Angeles.

Sam Amico/FOXSportsOhio

Miles Will Have Chance To Compete For Starting Job With Cavaliers
C.J. Miles will have an opportunity to compete for one of the two starting wing positions for the Cavaliers.

Bob Finnan/News-Herald

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