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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Waiters sustained a pulled left groin during Sunday's Game 2 win over the Rockets, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.
The injury limited Waiters to just three minutes of action off the bench Sunday, and he should be considered questionable for Tuesday's Game 3, until the Lakers say otherwise. Waiters played only five minutes in Game 1, so if he's forced to miss a game or two, it likely won't have a major effect on the Lakers' rotation.
Waiters (migraine) will be available for Saturday's Game 5 against the Trail Blazers, Kyle Goon of The Orange County Register reports.
Despite a migraine, Waiters will suit up and be available. In the series, he's averaging 2.7 points in 10.0 minutes.
Waiters, due to a migraine, will be a game-time call for Saturday's Game 5 against the Trail Blazers, Melissa Rohlin of Sports Illustrated reports.
Waiters is averaging just 10.0 minutes per game in the series, so his absence wouldn't shake up the Lakers' rotation too much. It would likely lead to more action for J.R. Smith.
Waiters posted 19 points (8-15 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT) and five assists in Thursday's loss to the Kings.
The journeyman's 19 points were a team high, and he reached double figures for the fifth time in eight Orlando games. Waiters' reputation speaks for itself at this point, but if the Lakers are to make a run to the Finals, they'll need the mercurial guard to be a consistent offensive contributor off the bench.
Waiters posted 14 points (5-13 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 4-5 FT), two rebounds, two assists and a steal across 25 minutes in Wednesday's 105-86 loss to the Thunder in Orlando.
You know the Lakers had a bad night if Waiters ends up as your second-leading scorer. Waiters is probably one of the least-likely 'success' stories to come out of the bubble. He landed in an ideal spot with the Lakers, who had backcourt issues due to Rajon Rondo's (thumb) injury and Avery Bradley's decision to opt-out of the bubble. During his four-year tenure with Miami, he proved himself as a sharpshooter and capable finisher, but he wore out his welcome with the Heat after two suspensions, injuries and demands for playing time. At only 27, he has an excellent opportunity to resurrect his career, so in a sense, he is playing for much more than an NBA title. As long as coach Frank Vogel gives him sufficient playing time, he will make the most of his opportunities.
Waiters went for 18 points (8-17 FG, 0-2 3PT, 2-4 FT) in Monday's scrimmage against Washington.
Waiters and J.R. Smith combined for 38 points as the Lakers held on to beat the Wizards without LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard and Kyle Kuzma. Waiters did most of his work around the rim, though he added six assists and three rebounds.
Waiters finished with nine points (3-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and one assist in 14 minutes during Thursday's 108-104 loss to the Mavericks.
Waiters finally made his debut for the Lakers after signing with them all the way back in early March. He played 14 minutes off the bench in this one and looked decent enough in the loss. That being said, Alex Caruso (back) was sitting this one out and is likely to be the preference over Waiters in most circumstances.
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