TAG: Dion Waiters

GIFs, Smack / Jan 27, 2015 / 9:45 am

Video: Dion Waiters Blows Breakaway Layup

Dion Waiters, Andrew Wiggins

Missing Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City had to rely on defensive tenacity if they were going to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves last night. They did just that recording nine team steals and 11 blocks in a 92-84 win. One of those steals came when Dion Waiters swiped it from Andrew Wiggins and headed the other way. What followed was brain fart of the highest order. Read More »

NBA / Jan 20, 2015 / 8:30 pm

Video: Dion Waiters Leaves Chris Bosh Three Feet From Rim For Uncontested Dunk

Dion Waiters, Chris Bosh

Dion Waiters forgot how important it is in the game of basketball to prevent your opponent from scoring. That, or he and Kevin Durant simply miscommunicated – we prefer the former scenario. Watch Waiters suddenly abandon Chris Bosh on the block and allow the big man an uncontested slam in tonight’s game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat. Read More »

Smack / Jan 20, 2015 / 2:30 pm

Shots Fired! Dion Waiters On OKC Versus CLE: “Like, I Actually Touch The Ball”

Dion Waiters

Dion Waiters recently minced words when indirectly comparing his short time with Oklahoma City Thunder to his two-plus seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He’s not taking that surprisingly passive approach anymore. Again touching on the difference between playing for Oklahoma City versus Cleveland, the third-year guard recently said, “Listen, they give me the ball.Read More »

Smack / Jan 19, 2015 / 4:45 pm

Dion Waiters Says Playing For Oklahoma City Thunder Is “Great Situation”

Dion Waiters

Context always, always matters in basketball. A player’s overall ability is never the sole attribute that will decide his effectiveness; role, fit, comfort, and so many other aspects outside of an individual’s control influences player performance almost as much as anything else. And despite having been traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to Oklahoma City Thunder just two weeks ago, Dion Waiters is already grasping that reality. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 13, 2015 / 12:00 pm

Jackson Says He’s Handling Trade Rumors “Probably Better Than You Are”

Reggie Jackson, Elijah Millsap

It’s been a tough 2014-15 season for the Thunder’s Reggie Jackson. With Dion Waiters joining the OKC cast, it’s unclear if the Thunder will keep their off-the-bench guard since he’ll be a restricted free agent this summer. When asked about those trade rumors after OKC’s win over Utah on Friday, he made it clear he’s handling them “probably better than you are. Ya’ll are bringing it up.” OK then. Read More »

NBA / Jan 6, 2015 / 2:30 pm

Dion Waiters Resisted Cavs’ Envisioned Role; Thinks He’s Better Than Kyrie Irving

Dion Waiters

Last night’s starry trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder, and New York Knicks basically amounts to the recycling of three talented head cases. Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith had worn out their welcome in New York and offer more immediate tangible value to Cleveland, and Dion Waiters was a shaky on-court fit for the Cavs that gives the Thunder additional flexibility as Reggie Jackson’s restricted free agency approaches. Read More »

Smack / Jan 6, 2015 / 2:15 pm

Dion Waiters Celebrates Poorly Timed Trade By Chilling With Meek Mill

Meek Mill, Dion Waiters

The Cavs bungled relaying the information of last night’s trade to Dion Waiters. The reserve guard found out he had been traded right before last night’s disappointing Cavs loss in Philadelphia with just a minute and thirty seconds remaining before tip-off and after he’d been announced as the starter. He was finally ushered back into the visitor’s locker room with the other players involved in the deal and told he had been traded to the Thunder. After finding out, he decided to chill with Meek Mill, as Mill showed off on his Instagram. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 5, 2015 / 7:30 pm

Update #2: Shumpert, Smith To CLE; Waiters To OKC; Reggie Jackson Uninvolved

Dion Waiters

With basketball twitter abuzz that the Cleveland Cavaliers traded Dion Waiters, Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski confirmed the news. The question now is where the talented but mercurial third-year guard is heading. Read More »

Video / Dec 19, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Watch Dion Waiters Hit LeBron James In Face With Routine Chest Pass

Dion Waiters, LeBron James

Dion Waiters, LeBron James (photo. Jared Wade YouTube)

You know the quip here: “So this is why Dion Waiters doesn’t pass the ball!” Note that we didn’t actually make it, by the way. Watch the streaky, shoot-first guard hit LeBron James in the face with a chest pass during tonight’s game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets. Read More »

Latest News / Nov 16, 2014 / 12:15 pm

The Cavaliers Set An NBA Record For Three-Pointers Last Night (Video)

LeBron James

The Cavs hit nine in a row to start their game against visiting Atlanta last night. They ended up hitting 11 in a row and 13-for-17 in the first half of their 127-94 cakewalk at home. LeBron James had three of them, Kevin Love and Joe Harris had two apiece with Shawn Marion and Dion Waiter each hitting one. They’re the first team in NBA history to go 9 for 9 or better from deep in a quarter, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Read More »