Top Dion Waiters News

  • Lakers' Dion Waiters: Not on injury report

    Waiters is not on the injury report ahead of Wednesday's Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

    Waiters suffered a groin injury in Game 2 against Houston and has not played since Sept. 6. While he appears to be available to begin the Finals, the guard is unlikely to make a major impact, though at some point in the series coach Frank Vogel could turn to Waiters for an offensive spark off the bench. Waiters played a combined 29 minutes in Games 2 and 4 against Portland in Round 1, but both of those contests were blowout Lakers victories.

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  • Lakers' Dion Waiters: Questionable for Game 5

    Waiters (groin) is questionable for Saturday's Game 5 against the Nuggets.

    This is an upgrade for Waiters, who had previously been listed as doubtful before each game in the series and hasn't seen the court since Game 2 against the Rockets. If he's cleared to play, it seems likely he'd be eased back into action and probably wouldn't see fantasy-relevant minutes.

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  • Lakers' Dion Waiters: Doubtful for Game 4

    Waiters (groin) is doubtful for Thursday's Game 4 against the Nuggets.

    Waiters continues to be listed as doubtful due to a left groin injury, so it's unlikely he'll take the court Thursday. Rajon Rondo, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Alex Caruso (wrist) and Danny Green (finger) should continue seeing all of the Lakers' backcourt minutes.

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  • Lakers' Dion Waiters: Out for Game 3

    Waiters (groin) is out for Tuesday's Game 3 against the Nuggets, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.

    As expected, Waiters remains out while recovering from left groin soreness. He hasn't played in the Lakers' past five games.

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  • Lakers' Dion Waiters: Expected to sit Game 3

    Waiters (groin) is listed as doubtful for Tuesday's Game 3 against Denver.

    Waiters hasn't played in the Lakers' last five games since he tweaked his left groin during Game 3 against Houston. The team is expecting him to miss at least one more game, and the doubtful tag may imply that he's not overly close to making his return to game action. Prior to the injury, Waiters had averaged 7.6 minutes per game in five postseason appearances.

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  • Lakers' Dion Waiters: Doubtful again

    Waiters (groin) is doubtful for Sunday's Game 2 against the Nuggets.

    Waiters continues to nurse a sore left groin, and he'll likely be sidelined for a fifth straight contest Sunday. Assuming he's out, his next chance to take the floor is Tuesday's Game 3.

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  • Lakers' Dion Waiters: Doubtful for Game 1

    Waiters (groin) is doubtful for Game 1 against the Nuggets on Friday.

    A right groin injury has kept Waiters from playing in each of the Lakers' past three games. It's unlikely that he'll be ready for Game 1 against the Nuggets.

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  • Lakers' Dion Waiters: Out Saturday

    Waiters (groin) is out for Saturday's Game 5 against the Rockets, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.

    As expected, Waiters will not be available. It's his third consecutive absence.

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  • Lakers' Dion Waiters: Doubtful for Game 5

    Waiters (groin) is doubtful for Saturday's Game 5 against the Rockets.

    Waiters continues to be listed as doubtful and will likely miss a third straight contest Saturday. Rajon Rondo and Alex Caruso will likely remain key backcourt contributors in his absence.

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  • Lakers' Dion Waiters: Ruled out for Game 4

    Waiters (groin) will not play in Thursday's Game 4 against the Rockets, Mike Trudell of Spectrum Sportsnet reports.

    Waiters is still nursing a sore left groin, and Thursday will mark his second consecutive absence. He was doubtful coming in, so it doesn't appear Waiters was ever close to being cleared to play.

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  • Lakers' Dion Waiters: Doubtful for game 4

    Waiters (groin) is doubtful for Thursday's Game 4 against the Rockets, Jonathan Faigen of Silver Screen and Roll reports.

    Waiters is expected to miss a second consecutive contest due to left groin soreness. Considering he's played just eight minutes in the series, his absence won't cause a significant shift in coach Frank Vogel's gameplan.

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  • Lakers' Dion Waiters: Out for Game 3

    Waiters (groin) is out for Tuesday's Game 3 against the Rockets, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.

    Waiters pulled his groin during Game 2 and hasn't recovered in time to appear in Game 3. He's played just eight total minutes in the series, so his absence won't throw much of a wrench into the gameplan.

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  • Lakers' Dion Waiters: Unlikely to play in Game 3

    Waiters (groin) will undergo additional tests after pulling his left groin during Sunday's Game 2 against Houston, Mike Trudell of Spectrum Sportsnet reports. Waiters is officially listed as doubtful for Tuesday's Game 3.

    The Lakers gave somewhat of a non-update on Waiters on Monday, but the fact that he'll undergo more tests implies that his status could be in serious jeopardy for Tuesday's contest. The injury limited Waiters to just three minutes Sunday, though he did see just five minutes off the bench in Game 1.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 210 lbs
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 30
School: Syracuse
Experience: 8