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How the Dion Waiters Signing Helps the Lakers

ByMuzzammil Syed

Mar 5, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers just made a big move by signing Dion Waiters, the 4th overall pick in 2012. Waiters has played only 3 games this season, all for the Miami Heat while averaging a very decent 9.3pts 3.7reb and 1.0ast in the games he’s played. He also made 8 3-pointers in that span.

He was part of the deal that sent Andre Iguodala and Jae Crowder from the Memphis Grizzlies to the Heat. He was then waived by Memphis without playing a single game for them.

He’s a solid rotational player having all the abilities to make a solid contribution off the bench. The Lakers sorely needed more depth in order to help them in the playoffs and he will be able to come in and play around 10-15 minutes every night giving the team a solid option on offence and a nifty defender on the other end. He’s a dependable 3-point shooter averaging a career 3-pt percentage of 34.8%. He’s a good player who provides a reliable threat while not being a liability on defence.

Both he and JR Smith worked out for the Lakers earlier this week, and Waiters beat out JR for the final spot on the Lakers roster.