The veteran guard appeared in 10 total games between the Heat and Lakers in 2019-20. Beginning the season in Miami, Waiters made three appearances logging 9.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in 14.0 minutes. On Feb. 6, Waiters was traded to the Grizzlies as part of a three-team deal involving Miami and Minnesota. Waiters was subsequently waived by the Grizzlies. On Mar. 6, he signed with the Lakers for the remainder of the season. Waiters made his Lakers debut on Jul. 30 against the Clippers, playing 21 minutes and posting 11 points, three rebounds and two assists. In an Aug. 5 win over Oklahoma City, Waiters went for 14 points, two rebounds and two assists. In the Lakers' seeding game finale against Sacramento on Aug. 13, Waiters went for a season-high 19 points, adding five assists and three rebounds. Waiters made five postseason appearances during the Lakers' run to the 2020 NBA title.2018
Waiters appeared in 44 games for the Heat, starting 28 of those contests. He'd go on to play nearly 26 minutes per appearance. Waiters hoisted up a career-high 6.6 three-pointers per game and posted his second-best three-point shooting accuracy of his career at 37.7 percent - leading the club in both categories. Waiters hit six treys in a game on three different occasions. He'd also drop at least 20 points in seven outings. His season high in points was 28, which was set on Mar. 30 at the Knicks. Waiters averaged 12.0 points per game on the year, finishing sixth on the team in scoring. He also tallied 2.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per tilt. Waiters dished out seven assists in two separate contests. He also snatched a season-high eight rebounds against Brooklyn on Mar. 2.2017
Waiters played in 30 games, starting all of them. He played 30.6 minutes per game, averaging 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists. He converted 39.8 percent of his field goals and 30.6 percent on three points (the second-lowest mark of his career). Waiters started the season in good shape, with 16.5 PPG in October. He set his season-high with 33 points during a 125-122 OT loss at home to the Timberwolves on Oct 30. The shooting guard scored over 20 points on six occasions and dished out 5-plus assists 12 times. Ankle issues had him sidelined indefinitely in late December, and he underwent surgery to repair it in January. The procedure ended his season for good. Waiters finished second in points in the squad, trailing Goran Dragic's 17.3 ppg. He was also third in assists behind Dragic and James Johnson. The Heat finished regular season with a 44-38 record and were knocked out in the first round in the postseason.2016
Waiters signed with the Heat before the season as a free agent on a one-year deal. The shooting guard played 46 games, starting 43 of them. He averaged 15.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 30.1 minutes. That was the second-best scoring mark of his career. Waiters debuted for the Heat in their season opener, recording nine points, six rebounds and four assists in 33 minutes against the Orlando Magic. He missed 20 straight games between late November and early January with a thigh injury. His best performance came Jan. 23, when he posted 33 points, five rebounds and four assists in 32 minutes against the Warriors. Two nights prior, he also scored 33 points against the Bucks -- both of which were career highs. Waiters then suffered an ankle injury, forcing him to miss 13 games to end the season. The Heat did not qualify for the playoffs after finishing with a 41-41 record.2015
Waiters played 78 games (15 starts) for the Thunder and averaged 9.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 27.6 minutes per contest, shooting 35.8 percent from three-point range. Waiters logged 10 of his starts in January in the wake of Andre Roberson's knee injury. As a starter, he registered 11.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 34.5 minutes. The 24-year old's best performance came April 6 against the Washington Wizards, posting 25 points (4-5 3Pt) to set a season-high mark in that category. The Thunder advanced to the playoffs with a 55-27 campaign. They beat the Dallas Mavericks and the San Antonio Spurs by 4-1 and 4-2 series margins, respectively, in the first two rounds before losing to the Golden State Warriors (3-4) in the Western Conference Finals. Waiters played all 18 games off bench and averaged 8.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists while shooting a 37.5 percent from three-point range across 27.3 minutes. The shooting guard posted 19 points (4-8 3Pt), four rebounds and three assists in Game 3 of the first round against the Mavericks -- that was his best performance during the team's entire playoff run.2014
Waiters started the season with the Cavaliers, where he played 33 games (three starts). The guard averaged 10.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 23.8 minutes per game. He also registered a career-high 1.3 steals per contest. On Dec. 8, Waiters scored 26 points to go with four assists to lead the win against the Brooklyn Nets. The shooting guard was then traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Jan. 5. He debuted for his new team two nights later, posting four points off bench against the Sacramento Kings. Waiters matched his personal best scoring 33 points (5-8 3Pt) on Apr. 15 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He notched one double-double during the campaign. Waiters averaged 12.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 47 appearances with the Thunder (20 starts).2013
Waiters played in 70 games during his second season with the Cavs, with 24 starts. The second-year guard averaged 15.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per contest. He also improved his shooting to 36.9 percent from three-point range, after shooting 31.0 percent from distance during his rookie campaign. Waiters' best performance was Dec. 6 against the Atlanta Hawks, when he posted 30 points, making 13-of-20 field goals. He scored 30 points again on March 30 against the Oklahoma City Thunder to match his season high. Waiters also notched his first double-double on Mar. 18 when he delivered 17 points and 11 assists against the Miami Heat. The guard grabbed eight rebounds on two occasions to set personal bests. On Feb. 14, he participated in the Rising Stars Challenge of the 2014 NBA All-Star Weekend, registering 31 points and seven assists. Waiters missed seven straight games in February due to a knee injury. As a starter, he posted 18.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 33.1 minutes per start. His per-36 scoring improved as well from his rookie campaign, with Waiters posting a mark of 19.3 ppg in that category.2012
Waiters was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the fourth overall pick during the 2012 NBA Draft. He appeared in 61 games in his rookie season, starting 48 alongside Kyrie Irving in the backcourt. The shooting guard averaged 14.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steal in 28.8 minutes per contest. He made his NBA debut on opening night, Oct. 30, and scored 17 points, plus added three steals, as a starter in a home win over the Wizards. His best performance was on Jan. 14, posting a career-high 33 points (12-18 FG) and five assists in 29 minutes during a loss at Sacramento. The guard was selected to play in the Rising Stars Challenge of the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend and scored 23 points. After the end of the regular season, Waiters was named to the All-Rookie First Team. He missed time in December, March and April due to a sprained ankle and a sore knee.
June 28, 2012Drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 2012 NBA Draft.
July 1, 2012Signed a rookie two-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers
January 5, 2015As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for a 2016 1st round draft pick
July 26, 2016Signed a two-year contract with the Miami Heat
July 7, 2017Signed a four-year contract with the Miami Heat
February 6, 2020As part of a 3-team trade, traded from the Miami Heat with Justise Winslow to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill
February 9, 2020Waived by the Memphis Grizzlies
March 5, 2020Signed with the Lakers.