April 12, 2018, 1:41 amDion WaitersSG, Miami Heat
Dion Waiters played just 30 games in 2017-18 because of a lingering ankle problem that eventually required surgery.
It's the same ankle injury that prematurely ended his season last year, and Waiters dealt with pain throughout the offseason. He played his final game of the year on December 22nd and hoped to push surgery into the offseason but ultimately went under the knife in late January. Waiters was severely overdrafted by owners who only enjoyed the miracle run he had late in 2016-17, forgetting that his lengthy scoring tear was more or less undone by poor shooting. He predictably fell off this year, shooting only .398 from the field with 1.7 triples and 3.8 assists his only other stats of note beyond 14.3 points per game. On a per-game basis, Waiters finished as a top-180 option in 8-cat but was barely a top-250 player in 9-cat thanks to 2.3 turnovers per game. He just didn't do enough across the box to compensate for his woeful shooting.