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Fantasy Update

May 23, 2017
Hoops Hype
25. Dion Waiters (Player Option). 15.8 ppg, 4.3 apg, 3.3 rpg. Had a breakout season in Miami as one of the main pieces of the overachieving Heat. Played way more efficient basketball than he used to. 24. Derrick Rose (Unrestricted). 18.0 ppg, 4.4 apg, 3.8 rpg. His play was solid if unspectacular in New York. Didn’t help himself by going AWOL before a game vs. New Orleans. 23. Andre Iguodala (Unrestricted). 7.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg. One of the most efficient perimeter defenders around. Still pretty athletic at his age. Performance is way better than stats...
Hot Hot Hoops May 21, 2017
NBA Free Agency: Dion Waiters wants to quickly re-sign with Heat

NBA Free Agency: Dion Waiters wants to quickly re-sign with Heat

“Let’s get it over with as quick as possible.” The Miami Heat were one of the hottest teams in the NBA down the stretch, thanks to one of their most valuable players. Dion Waiters proved down the stretch that he can be a go-to scoring option whenever needed. The former fourth overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers has seemed to found a home in Miami. That could all come to an end if Waiters decides to decline his player option, become a free agent and sign with another team. The Heat don’t want that to happen, of course, and apparently the feeling is mutual. According to an...
Fear The Sword May 15, 2017
Fear the Sword news and notes: We have a new site manager

Fear the Sword news and notes: We have a new site manager

After three years, it’s time for me to step aside My first post on Fear the Sword came five years and one week ago. It was a Big Board for the Cavs heading into the 2012 Draft. Eventual pick Dion Waiters ranked 14th. I had lied to Conrad and said I watched college basketball when he was looking for a new writer to cover the draft. He hired me, and so I pretended to know what I was talking about. There’s been a lot of that over the years. Act as ye have faith, and faith shall be given unto you. Fake it til you make it. Basketball was far from my favorite sport growing up. I’d have...
Hot Hot Hoops May 15, 2017
San Antonio might poach free agents Miami covets this summer

San Antonio might poach free agents Miami covets this summer

Aldridge and Durant both spurred offers by the Heat. Is Miami overrated as a destination site? Kawhi Leonard lies on the floor with an ankle injury similar to the one suffered by Dion Waiters last season. Both injuries dealt serious blows to both the team and the players. The NBA has a little-known rule about protecting the landing area for players who are in the air. “We see this quite often in the NBA where that defender, they just go a little too far and you're not allowed to take the landing area away from the jump shooter," Joe Borgia, the NBA's senior vice president of replay and...
Hoops Hype May 11, 2017

Free agent look: Dion Waiters

All of a sudden, Dion Waiters started playing very efficient basketball this season. That bodes well for him in free agency.
Hoops Hype Apr 29, 2017
Trending stories: Clippers, ESPN layoffs, Milos Teodosic and more

Trending stories: Clippers, ESPN layoffs, Milos Teodosic and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Is this the Clippers’ last stand? – via espn.com April 28 10:03 AM Six years with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. Six years of trying — and failing — to break the curse. With elimination on the line, could tonight be the end of Lob City? Shares A behind-the-scenes look at the Miami Heat’s intense culture – via hoopshype.com April 27 08:30 PM When Miami Heat president Pat Riley met with unrestricted free agent Dion Waiters last summer, the...
Hoops Hype Apr 27, 2017
A behind-the-scenes look at the Miami Heat's intense culture

A behind-the-scenes look at the Miami Heat's intense culture

When Miami Heat president Pat Riley met with unrestricted free agent Dion Waiters last summer, the nine-time NBA champion made the 24-year-old shooting guard a promise. “We’re going to get you in world-class shape,” Riley told Waiters, as he recounted for The Players Tribune. “Not good shape. Not great shape. World-class shape. Give us a season, and you’ll see.” Riley has made this promise to other free agents over the years, and he has an iPad full of before-and-after pictures that serve as success stories to back up his claim. When a player joins the Heat, it doesn’t take them...
Hot Hot Hoops Apr 25, 2017
Dion Waiters pens letter in Players Tribune

Dion Waiters pens letter in Players Tribune

Waiters says that signing with Miami was the “damn near the best thing” in his NBA career. Heat fans got to see Dion Waiters in the playoffs after all. The mercurial shooting guard penned an essay in the Players’ Tribune — the publication Kevin Durant used to announce his decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors — that was classic Waiters. I'm not sure the Players Tribune will ever beat this https://t.co/y00vbBPUjI— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) April 25, 2017 Along with Wright Thompson’s in-depth profile on Pat Riley, Heat fans should read Waiters’ essay....

Dion Waiters' retelling of the moment he became a meme is as great as the moment itself

In a first-person piece titled "The NBA Is Lucky I’m Home Doing Damn Articles," Dion Waiters recalls the moment he became a meme. It's very good.

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