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  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    While he will take part in pregame shooting drills, the Lakers do not intend to have Dion Waiters play vs. the Bucks on Friday.

    We will have to wait a few more days for the debut of Dion Waiters in purple and gold. It should not be a major event, as the Lakers possess plenty of other options, including Alex Caruso and Rajon Rondo. Waiters will probably come off the bench and will have a limited role with the Lakers. Just keep an eye on him in case he is shooting lights out upon arrival thanks to beautiful LeBron James' passes.

    Source: Dave McMenanim on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, the Lakers have signed Dion Waiters to a contract for the rest of the season.

    The Lakers have been searching for additional ball-handlers since the trade deadline to help take some of the load off of LeBron James. They missed on Darren Collison and Reggie Jackson before signing Waiters. He will be competing for minutes with Alex Caruso and Rajon Rondo. In all likelihood, Waiters will come off the bench and play enough of a role to have value in deeper leagues but should not be added in standard leagues.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Free Agent

    Dion Waiters will have a meeting with the Lakers on March 2nd, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

    After missing out on Reggie Jackson and failing to convince Darren Collison to come out of retirement, Los Angeles is still interested in bringing in another playmaker guard. As long as any player is a free agent as of March 1st, they are playoff eligible with their next team if they sign before the final day of the regular season. Waiters was waived by the Grizzlies after the trade deadline and he has been working out in the Los Angeles area.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    Team, Free Agent

    The Lakers continue to evaluate the possibility of signing free agent shooting guard Dion Waiters, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

    “I don't know if Dion Waiters is an answer," Windhorst said on The Hoop Collective podcast. "They're going to give Dion a look. They had a meeting with him last week. I expect they will have a workout with him in the short-term and see what kind of condition he's in.” Waiters was waived by the Grizzlies in early February, just a few days after he was acquired in a trade with the Heat. The Lakers are believed to looking for a veteran backcourt player as they gear up for what they expect to be a deep playoff run. They are also said to have an interest in veteran shooting guard J.R. Smith, but none of these guys is expected to have any fantasy impact if signed.

    Source: ESPN

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Memphis Grizzlies

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the Lakers plan to engage Dion Waiters in exploratory talks in the near future.

    With Darren Collinson withdrawing himself from consideration the Lakers are still hunting around for a playmaking guard to join the team. It is by no means apparent that Waiters is the solution to that hole in the roster, but apparently the Lakers have some interest in the unpredictable guard. To be clear, it is highly unlikely that Waiters would emerge with any standard league value on the Lakers. If the parties came to an agreement he could have some appeal as a points-specialist, but you would want to see that happen before making the pickup.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies have officially waived Dion Waiters.

    Waiters was brought over the in trade for Andre Iguodala. Waiters will look to latch onto a team, but his off the court antics make it hard for teams to take a chance on him at this point.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports, the Grizzlies don't plan on keeping Dion Waiters with a buyout or release expected in the near future.

    Waiters was acquired in the Andre Iguodala-Justise Winslow trade and doesn't appear to be part of the Grizzlies future. This is good news for De'Anthony Melton as Waiters would have taken some minutes from the youngster. Waiters is not worth rostering for now but could wind up with another team in the near future.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Shams Charania of the Athletic is reporting that Dion Waiters will be heading to Memphis, as part of the Andre Iguodala trade.

    Waiters was the odd man in Miami but his move to the Grizzlies doesn’t look like the best possible fit. The deal is still being finalized so we should have a better idea once all parts are done moving.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters played 18 minutes off the bench on Friday, finishing with 14 points, four rebounds, four triples, two blocks and an assist as the Heat lost to the Clippers.

    Waiters found some minutes with the Heat missing several players due to injury and made the most of his opportunities. Kelly Olynyk also played 22 minutes off the bench, finishing with 19 points, nine rebounds, two triples and two assists. Neither can be depended on when the Heat are healthier.

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters will be active on Friday when the Heat clash with the Pacers according to head coach Erik Spoelstra.

    Dion Waiters has been active previously this season but has not actually received minutes. Waiters recently had a meeting with Pat Riley so everyone could be trying to turn the page on a lousy first third of the season. It is hard to imagine Waiters carving out fantasy relevance on a deep Heat roster that has been gelling well so far, but perhaps the team is attempting to pump up his trade value? It is hard to predict how this turns out, but Waiters should be ignored until we see him receive some decent playing time.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Pat Riley recently met with both Dion Waiters and James Johnson and emphasized the desire for a fresh start, with both players returning to the team.

    Waiters has been suspended three times this season by the team but they haven't closed the door on him playing for the organization again, while Johnson has recently been away for personal reasons after getting sent away in training camp for showing up out of shape. Neither player has been a factor at all, and the Heat would probably like to be rid of their contracts, but given the near-zero trade value it seems like Riley is going to push for the best of a tough situation.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters had been suspended for the third time this year by the Heat.

    He may return on December 23rd and this suspension was due to "failure to adhere to team policies, violation of team rules and continued insubordintion." It's unlikely that Waiters was on many fantasy rosters, but with the emergence of Tyler Herro and Kendrick Nunn, he's essentially no longer a part of the Heat's plans.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters (illness) has been ruled out for Friday.

    If it's not one thing it's another with Waiters, who isn't a fantasy option in any format.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters will not play against the Hawks on Tuesday due to illness.

    If Waiters wasn’t making over $12 million this season and next, he would surely have been released from the team by now. But since he is, he is going to be buried on the bench even when he does suit up.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters (illness) is questionable for Tuesday's tilt with the Hawks.

    Waiters has yet to play this season and even if he's cleared there's no guarantee that he sees the court.

    Source: NBA Injury Report