Now in his eighth NBA season, Waiters missed 52 games during the 2017-18 campaign and underwent surgery in January to repair instability in his left ankle that kept him out for the rest of the year. Subscribe to syracuse.com. Byrnes played just one minute in Game 6 of that series as his L.A. team beat the Philadelphia 76ers to win the championship. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. Waiters sat out the first 35 games in 2018-19 while rehabbing from that ankle procedure before returning on Jan. 2. This site is neither endorsed, nor sponsored by, nor affiliated with Cleveland Cavaliers or NBA Properties LLC.

He was eased back into Miami's rotation slowly, averaging 12.0 points in 25.9 minutes per game. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/20). “Yu know whats so crazy after the year I had you would be f---ing happy for me after everything I went through I never folded stayed 10 toes down," Waiters wrote on Instagram. Dion Waiters has become just the second former Syracuse basketball player to win an NBA championship. Created Date: Waiters, 28, was the fourth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft after two seasons at SU. games in 2018-19 while rehabbing from that ankle procedure before returning on Jan. 2.

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Green, Danny Probable Injury/Illness - Left Finger; Volar plate injury James, LeBron Probable Injury/Illness - Right Groin; Sore right groin Waiters, Dion Doubtful Injury/Illness - Left Groin; Sore left groin Page 1 of 1. Welcome to LeBron Wire's European Union Experience. Waiters was suspended at the start of the 2019-20 campaign with the Miami Heat for conduct detrimental to the team, but he was reinstated on Oct. 29. Los Angeles Lakers guard Dion Waiters has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's Game 2 against the Houston Rockets after suffering a pulled left groin during the first half. Waiters … This for the trenches champ.”. Waiters played just 10 total games during the regular season, averaging 21 minutes and 11 points per game with the Lakers. He only appeared in three games before he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies on Feb. 6 as part of the deal for Andre Iguodala.

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Memphis waived Waiters three days after the trade, making him a free agent. Waiters has not played since Game 2 of the second round against Houston but was elevated to questionable by Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. Los Angeles Lakers guard Dion Waiters has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's Game 2 against the Houston Rockets after suffering a pulled left groin during the first half.. In addition to Waiters, the Lakers could also be without starting center JaVale McGee. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. Dion Waiters has become just the second ... Waiters did not play since the second round of the NBA playoffs against the Houston Rockets after suffering a groin injury.

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Besides Byrnes, only two other Syracuse players have ever competed in a NBA Finals: Dennis Duval, who went on to become the city of Syracuse’s police chief, scored one basket in Game 3 of the 1975 finals for the Washington Bullets before losing the series to the Golden State Warriors; and Bill Gabor, who averaged 3.3 points over four games with the Syracuse Nationals in the 1954 finals, which the Nats lost to the Minneapolis Lakers in seven games.

Dion Waiters (sore left groin) has been removed from the injury report ahead of Wednesday's Finals opener. By: Erik García Gundersen. "Yea I played, played a little at times.

Waiters did not play since the second round of the NBA playoffs against the Houston Rockets after suffering a groin injury.
McGee is considered questionable to play in tonight’s game with pain in his left ankle. CAVALIERS is a registered trademark of the Cleveland Cavaliers LLC. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. The Lakers signed him on March 6, and he appeared in seven games during the season restart, averaging 11.9 points per game.

Former Syracuse basketball star Dion Waiters reacts to the Los Angeles Lakers' NBA championship on Instagram.Instagram video stills. He was eased back into Miami's rotation slowly, averaging 12.0 points in 25.9 minutes per game. He began the NBA season with the Heat but was suspended three times, including after a reported reaction to some marijuana edibles, before joining the Lakers mid-season; he previously played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the OKC Thunder. Every team's best free agent haul since 2010, See our picks, and then tell us the one you'd build your team around ⬇️, Several notable players could change teams before the 2020-21 season. The ninth-year pro played sparingly during the first two rounds of the playoffs before suffering a groin injury … Waiters' Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat, 106-93, in Game 6 of the NBA Finals Sunday night, giving L.A. its 17th banner. Waiters are considered doubtful to play in tonight’s pivotal Game 3 between the Lakers and Rockets, according to the latest injury report from the NBA on Tuesday morning. “What a year!!!!!”. Dion Waiters, center by microphone, looks on as Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) holds the trophy after L.A. defeated the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local.