Waiters accumulated 20 points (7-13 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 112-101 win over the Mavericks. Waiters has recorded at least 20 points twice in the last three games and reached double figures in four straight. He amassed double-digit points three times through his first 14 appearances this season while never seeing more than 29 minutes, since which he has earned 30-plus minutes in each of the last four matchups. Still, with Goran Dragic (knee) nearing his return to the lineup, it's likely Waiters will soon be shifting back into a reserve role.
Waiters totaled 11 points (4-9 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 0-2 FT), six assists, and three rebounds in 30 minutes during Monday's 103-87 loss to Denver. Waiters scored 11 points Monday, attempting just nine field-goals in 30 minutes. The playing time was there despite the big loss and it appears as though he is going to be a significant part of the rotation moving forward. The return of Goran Dragic (knee) could impact Waiters but until then he is worth a look if you need points and threes.
Waiters poured in 24 points (9-19 FG, 6-13 3Pt) and added four assists, three rebounds, one steal and one block across 41 minutes in the Heat's 120-118 loss to the Warriors on Sunday. Waiters checked in second only to Josh Richardson in scoring on the Heat, finding his stroke after a recent rough stretch of shooting that was only interrupted by a 3-for-5 performance from the field versus the Trail Blazers two games ago. Otherwise, Waiters has been dreadful since the latter stages of the prior month, shooting 33.3 percent or less in the six other games he'd played since Jan. 23. The streaky veteran may be on the verge of a heater, however, considering he's now drained 10 of his last 22 attempts from three-point range over his last pair of contests. Waiters has shown the ability to reward fantasy owners in scoring categories for extended stretches in the past, so he's certainly worth monitoring when Miami continues its Western Conference swing versus the Nuggets on Monday.
Waiters totaled 12 points (4-12 FG, 4-9 3Pt), two assists and one rebound across 32 minutes in the Heat's 102-96 loss to the Kings on Friday. All of Waiters' success came from long distance, as he remained highly aggressive when on the floor. The veteran two-guard has been up and down since finally making his season debut Jan. 2, as his shot hasn't truly hit its stride yet. Friday's double-digit point tally snapped a six-game streak during which Waiters hadn't posted more than nine points and as few as three.
Waiters had three points (1-4 FG, 1-3 3Pt), two assists, and one rebound in 18 minutes during Sunday's 106-97 win over the Knicks. Waiters returned to the lineup after missing Friday's contest against the Cavaliers with a migraine. However, he didn't make much of an impact in this one, in part because of how few shots he attempted. Prior to Sunday's tilt, Waiters had attempted three shots twice and four shots once this season, but he averaged 10.3 minutes per game across those three bouts. It's possible Waiters still wasn't at full strength, or perhaps he was just a bit more shy than usual given the cupcake opponent. Regardless, Waiters will probably hoist more field-goal attempts in the next couple matchups versus the Bulls (Wednesday) and Thunder (Friday).
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