Dion Waiters can expect this one to come up in Shaqtin’ a Fool, followed by plenty of mocking from his Thunder teammates.
It will all be in good fun, because the Thunder led from the middle of the first quarter on and picked up a nice win over the Timberwolves (and the Thunder need some wins). These things happen.
While Waiters had some nice moments and has seemed an upgrade over Reggie Jackson as a sixth man, his performance of 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting Monday is becoming a trend — in his last five games Waiters is shooting 30.4 percent overall and 16.7 percent from three, and is a -4.6 per 40 minutes.
Waiters is still the first guy off the bench for the Thunder and he had a good second quarter to help stretch the OKC lead (he had 7 points on 3-of-6 shooting) but this is something to watch. All his on-the-court issues did not stay in Cleveland.