Dion Waiters RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kevin Durant Explains Why He Said "F**k You" to Dion Waiters During Game 2

    The Oklahoman "In the second quarter of Thunder-Warriors Game 2, Kevin Durant raised his hand on the fast break, signaling to Dion Waiters for a pass. He clapped as he started to run under the basket. Durant obviously wanted the ball. Waiters, dribbling up the other side of the court, held it instead, waiting..." May 22

  • Dion Waiters on LaMarcus Aldridge: ‘One man can’t beat you’

    Sportsnaut "It took a team effort for the Oklahoma City Thunder to stave off a 2-0 series deficit against the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. Five different Thunder players scored in double-digits with the All-Star tandem of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook tallying a combined 57 points. Meanwhile,..." May 04

  • Waiters returns to Thunder after brother's funeral

    The Score "Oklahoma City shooting guard Dion Waiters will return to the Thunder's lineup on Wednesday, according to The Oklahoman's Anthony Slater. Waiters has missed Oklahoma City's last four contests after taking a personal leave following the death of his brother." March 16

  • Thunder guard Dion Waiters away from team, will not play Wednesday against Clippers

    The Oklahoman "Thunder guard Dion Waiters will not play for the Thunder in Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers following a death in his family. Waiters is currently away from the team. Waiters posted twice to his Instagram account twice Tuesday night, saying "The call I just got about my lil..." March 09

  • Thunder guard Dion Waiters' younger brother killed in Philadelphia violence

    Welcome To Loud City "Dion Waiters' younger brother is reported to have been killed during a violent outbreak in Philadelphia on March 8th. While few details are available at this time, Fox 29 Philadelphia reports: Six people have been killed during a bloody day on the streets of Philadelphia. The violence began..." March 09

  • These 2016 NBA restricted free agents could be trade bait in the next few weeks

    SB Nation "Three of the biggest names dealt at last year's NBA trade deadline (Brandon Knight, Reggie Jackson, Enes Kanter) had something in common: they were fourth-year players on the verge of getting paid in free agency. None of the three were top-level stars, and their incumbent teams didn't see the..." February 04

  • Thunder's Waiters denies report he wants to sign with 76ers

    The Score "It doesn't look like current Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard Dion Waiters wants to come home after all. A source close to the 23-year-old recently told the Philadelphia Inquirer's Keith Pompey that Waiters - a native of Philadelphia - was interested in joining the 76ers when he hits..." November 16

  • Waiters wants to play for Sixers

    Philly.com "Dion Waiters wants to play for the 76ers next season, according to a source close the Oklahoma City Thunder reserve guard. “He wants to come home,” said the source, noting that Waiters is from South Philly. “Plus, he knows that he could be the missing shooting guard they need. And he could..." November 15

  • Report: Thunder won't sign Dion Waiters to contract extension

    The Score "General manager Sam Presti is not one of the lone inhabitants of "Waiters Island." As TNT's David Aldridge reports, the Oklahoma City Thunder will not sign shooting guard Dion Waiters prior to Monday's 5 p.m. ET extension deadline for players entering the fourth year of their rookie scale..." November 02

  • Dion Waiters Has Never Felt More Comfortable, Calls Thunder 'Brotherhood'

    Real GM Basketball "Dion Waiters said he's never felt more comfortable than he is right now during his NBA career, calling the Oklahoma City Thunder a "brotherhood." Waiters played 21 minutes and had two big buckets in the fourth quarter in Oklahoma City's opening night win over the San Antonio Spurs. Waiters..." October 30

  • Thunder, Dion Waiters exploring contract extension

    Yahoo! Sports "Guard Dion Waiters and the Oklahoma City Thunder are actively exploring a contract extension with the Nov. 2 deadline looming, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Waiters, 23, has been enthusiastic about working toward a deal with the Thunder, eager to compete on a contender and comfortable with..." October 16

  • Enigmatic Dion Waiters attempting to alter body and mind as contract season approaches

    The Oklahoman "Dion Waiters shot 68 percent from the free throw line last season, bad for a guard. So he looked at film this summer and noticed a trend. Most of his misses drifted left. Waiters conversed with his shooting coach and decided to test a new style, sliding a step to the right for free throws. “The..." October 15

  • There's a reason Kemba Walker gets more respect than Dion Waiters

    SB Nation "Because NBA players are so exposed during play, close watchers embed tons of context on individual performance. We judge not just ever-increasing mountains of data on production and efficiency, but the visual cues that come from watching how players interact with the game. Dion Waiters is a..." October 14

  • Deadline looms for Waiters extension

    The Oklahoman "The NBA season is rapidly approaching, much to the delight of NBA fans everywhere. As if NBA front offices didn’t have enough on their plates going into the season, they face another deadline. Teams have until Nov. 2 (normally Oct. 31, but that date falls on a Saturday this season) to extend the..." September 23

  • Dion Waiters thinks OKC has everything it needs to win a title next season

    The Oklahoman "Count guard Dion Waiters among the many who think the Thunder has everything it needs to win a championship next season. But it’s up to each player, he said, to return to Oklahoma City at the start of training camp with that mentality. “Everybody got to be on the same accord,” Waiters told..." July 16

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    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Dion Waiters is starting in place of Kyle Singler tonight.

  • Dion Waiters on Thunder: 'They give me the ball; Like, I touch the ball'

    CBS Sports "Dion Waiters has always been a bit of a polarizing prospect. He seems to have the talent to be an excellent player in the NBA, but his style of play can leave you wondering if he knows it's a team game and not an individual sport. At least, that's how it appeared for him while he was on the..." January 20

  • Thunder is not asking Dion Waiters to be a James Harden clone

    The Oklahoman "Dion Waiters was denied jersey No. 13 because someone somewhere over at Thunder headquarters apparently figured it would evoke memories of the last guy who wore No. 13 in Oklahoma City. As if fans needed a jersey number to remind of what James Harden meant to the Thunder. “Guess they wanted..." January 15

  • Thunder did not want Dion Waiters to wear James Harden’s old uniform number

    Larry Brown Sports "A few days ago, the Thunder made an addition to their roster by acquiring Dion Waiters from the Cavaliers as part of a three-team trade. On the floor, Waiters gives the Thunder another scoring option off the bench to go along with Reggie Jackson. It also gives them insurance for next season in..." January 08

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Oklahoma City guard Reggie Jackson could be part of a three-way deal for Dion Waiters, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Possible destination for Waiters, league sources tell Yahoo Sports: Oklahoma City.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Cleveland pulled Dion Waiters out of the game tonight and have a deal to trade him, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Cleveland Cavaliers: Dion Waiters' slide continues

    The News-Herald "The original plan was for Dion Waiters to be a solid contributor from his starting shooting guard spot. After all, he was a 15.9 points-per-game scorer last season for the Cavaliers. Some players knew they’d have to sacrifice minutes, playing time and scoring with the addition of superstar..." December 08

  • Does Norris Cole for Dion Waiters make any sense?

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "While I don't usually address rumors (and I'm not even sure this is a rumor), I've been asked about the permutation often enough that I might as well bite. But I preface it with this: There has been absolutely no known discussion, nor even word of potential interest by either of the sides. Beyond..." November 25

  • Dion Waiters returns to practice, expected to play Friday vs. Celtics

    Akron Beacon Journal "Dion Waiters returned to practice on Thursday and is expected to play Friday when the Cavs play at the Boston Celtics. Waiters missed Monday’s win against the New Orleans Pelicans after falling hard to the court during last Friday’s victory at Denver. “He’s probable for tomorrow,” Cavs coach..." November 14

  • Dion Waiters isn't accepting his role yet

    SB Nation "It's been an adjustment for everyone in Cleveland this season, but no player has struggled with his new role more than third-year guard Dion Waiters. Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters spent the first two years of his career carving out a role as a primary scoring option for the..." November 06

  • Report: Cavs And Pacers Discussing Deal For Roy Hibbert

    Black Sports Online "In what could only be described as an unfair proposal, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers have reportedly had discussions about a deal for center Roy Hibbert. The Cavs have reportedly offered Dion Waiters, Brendan Haywood and a first-round pick. An already nightmare Cavs lineup could..." September 29

  • Dion Waiters stays in Cleveland: King's orders

    Philly.com "Dion Waiters was en route to Los Angeles last month for a weeklong workout session with pro basketball trainer Rob McClanaghan, an annual West Coast trip that had become as much a part of Waiters' offseason routine as the trade rumors that always seem to include his name, when his cellphone..." August 27

  • Cavs' Dion Waiters fasted, cut carbs to drop 12 pounds

    CBS Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters is excited about the possibilities with LeBron James and Kevin Love on his team next year, and he's prepared for the season differently this summer, via Mike Sielski of the Philadelphia Inquirer: What he has a chance to be now, with James and Love, is..." August 27

  • Dion Waiters says LeBron told him to be ready days before Decision

    SLAM Online "Dion Waiters is honest. He brings a competitive edge to the basketball court that’s fueled by an unrelenting desire to never back down. After being selected fourth overall in 2012, Waiters has averaged 15.3 points and 3.0 assists over his first 131 games in League. When asked about competing..." August 06

  • Waiters maintains he's the best candidate to start at two for Cavs

    CSN Northwest "Dion Waiters is enormously confident in his abilities to produce on the basketball court. It’s one of the main reasons why he’s one of the best young scorers in this league. That’s why his response to a Twitter question asking if he would accept a role of coming off the bench -- following the..." July 29

  • Rumor: Sixers have ‘strong interest’ in Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters

    Pro Basketball Talk "One of the more interesting aspects of the Cavaliers inching closer to trading for Kevin Love will be to see what their roster ultimately looks like when all is said and done. Cleveland has some promising pieces already in place, and the most interesting of them all might be Dion Waiters —..." July 23

  • Dion Waiters does not want to come off the bench for Cleveland

    Pro Basketball Talk "A few things in the Cleveland starting rotation are pretty much set in stone: Kyrie Irving at the point and LeBron James at the three. After that it’s probably Tristan Thompson at the four and Anderson Varejao at center to start and end games. But at the two guard spot, do you start Dion..." July 15

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    Probasketballdraft @Probballdraft

    Also, hearing that Dion Waiters is available & could be moved on draft night. #Cavs

  • Thompson, Waiters Part Of Cavs Preliminary Trade Talk

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavs have had “exploratory” trade discussions involving Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters with another team in the lottery that’s looking to move up, tweets Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio. Amico wrote earlier this week that either the Bucks or the Sixers had inquired with Cleveland about..." June 05

  • Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters downplay rumors of rift

    The News-Herald "It might be time for TMZ to swoop in. Better yet, it might make for a new reality series. The Cavaliers are on the verge of being eliminated from the Eastern Conference playoff race. One more Atlanta victory in its last six games will end the Cavs’ run. Yet the Cavs were more intent on showing..." April 08

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    Fred McLeod @CavsFredMcLeod

    Mike says Kyrie is a go with Dion starting too

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    Rick Noland MG/CT @RickNoland

    Brown says Varejao, Waiters, Miles unlikely to travel to OKC for game Wed

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    Dion Waiters @dionwaiters3

    Thanks for the prayers & concerns nothing is torn thank the man above for that. Just sore as hell but I'll be fine. #Beliveland

  • 'Nothing imminent' on Dion Waiters deal

    Sporting News "There has been talk, going back to December, that the Cleveland Cavaliers were eager to move second-year guard Dion Waiters, who has struggled to get along with star point guard Kyrie Irving on the court and in the locker room. Teams continue to call the Cavs about Waiters, but as a source told..." February 18

  • Dion Waiters' slam helps Cleveland Cavaliers dunk Memphis Grizzlies in overtime, 91-83

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "If it looked as if Dion Waiters put a little extra on that thunderous dunk late in the Cavaliers' 91-83 overtime victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday evening at The Q, it's because he did. Waiters was flushing a lot of frustration with the slam that clinched the win and capped an..." February 10

  • Cavaliers' Dion Waiters aims to battle through adversity

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Dion Waiters made the rounds in the visitors clubhouse at Progressive Field, shaking hands with each of the 25 students from the Cleveland Baseball Federation, then grabbed some popcorn and plopped down into a recliner to watch the film ''42'' about Jackie Robinson. The Cavaliers mercurial..." February 05

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    As Lakers push for assets in Gasol-Bynum discussions, Cavs have refused to include Dion Waiters in talks, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    Dion Waiters, incidentally, will be game time decision again with wrist.

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    M.S. Boyer/J. Valade @PDcavsinsider

    #Cavs Anthony Bennett (ill) is out for tonight's game at Chicago. Dion Waiters (right wrist tendinitis) did travel but status undetermined

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    Cleveland Cavaliers @cavs

    UPDATE: Dion Waiters (right wrist tendonitis) and forward Anthony Bennett (illness) are both listed as OUT for tonight’s game.

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    Fred McLeod @CavsFredMcLeod

    Dion a game time decision with a R knee contusion suffered in practice...stay tuned tonight at 6:30 on @FOXSportsOH

  • Dion Waiters Wants out of Cleveland, Prefers Philly

    Bleacher Report "It's no secret that the Cleveland Cavaliers have been shopping second-year shooting guard Dion Waiters, and the latest update, according to two sources who spoke with Bleacher Report, is that the Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers have emerged as the top two suitors. And both are realistic..." December 17

  • Waiters' Relationship With Irving Reportedly Improving

    Real GM Basketball "The relationship between Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters is improving, according to a report from Chris Broussard. Waiters has been mentioned in trade rumors, but Dan Gilbert likes his game and want to keep him with the Cleveland Cavaliers." December 10

  • Amid trade rumors, Waiters tries to play hard

    The News-Herald "The entire season has been a distraction to Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters. Through all the rumors and innuendo, however, he has kept his chin up. On Wednesday in the Cavs’ 95-84 loss to the Miami Heat, Waiters was the team’s best player. He matched his season high with 24 points and..." November 29