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Old 03-25-12, 04:11 AM
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Spurs doing background check on Syracuse's point guard Dion Waters

Hardly a day goes by that an NBA scout or executive doesn’t reach out to Wilson Arroyo about Dion Waiters. Arroyo coached Waiters at Burlington (N.J.) Life Center and is now with the New Jersey-based AAU program Team Final. “The San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and the Utah Jazz have been calling me, and a couple of background-checking people have called,” Arroyo told SNY.tv Friday by phone. “They do background checks for the NBA.”

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Some notes on Waiters

A physically gifted player with an excellent frame and terrific instincts, Waiters' aggressive defense definitely fuels this area of his game by creating opportunities, but he does a very good job keeping his head up and attacking when his team has a numbers advantage. He's very crafty with the ball in his hands and does a good job of using his shiftiness going to the basket, switching the ball between hands and showing a very good feel for weaving through defenses. While not exceptionally quick or fast, Waiters has perhaps helped himself most here by showing a good commitment to using his well-built frame to go hard to the basket, frequently finishing with power and playing with a real mean streak on the break.

In the half court setting, Waiters has performed best this year operating pick-and-rolls, showing a solid feel for balancing his own offense and finding open teammates. He does a good job making the simple pass to spot shooters, using separation from the pick to get a half step on his man, or pulling up for open jumpers in space.

Unfortunately for Waiters, despite his pick-and-roll and transition prowess, he's struggled to consistently perform at a high level in most other areas of offense this season, most notably showing troubles consistently contributing in the half court against top competition. While Waiters possesses good ball-handling skills, excellent body control, and flashes of potent jump-shooting ability, he doesn't have a true go-to skill in the half court if unable to simply overpower his man, while also being plagued by errant decision-making at times.

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Old 03-25-12, 05:16 AM
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....Unfortunately for Waiters, despite his pick-and-roll and transition prowess, he's struggled to consistently perform at a high level in most other areas of offense this season, most notably showing troubles consistently contributing in the half court against top competition. While Waiters possesses good ball-handling skills, excellent body control, and flashes of potent jump-shooting ability, he doesn't have a true go-to skill in the half court if unable to simply overpower his man, while also being plagued by errant decision-making at times.....
In the regional final where Ohio State beat his Syracuse team 77-70, Waiters only scored 9 points in 20 minutes, having fouled out when Syracuse needed his services.
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Old 03-25-12, 01:06 PM
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I think if the Spurs had a chance at him not saying I'm big on him or anything it would have been with their late first rounder that is now gone. The Spurs are going to scout lots of guys. PG Scott Machado out of Iona is one of them. Could be had with their second rounder. I like Kevin Jones out of West Virginia in the second round myself. If they get back into the first round I like Arnett Moultrie Miss St. big man. Lucas Nogueira the center out of Brazil who impressed Spurs brass two summers ago is a guy to keep an eye on too. Might come out this year or next. Next year being the more likely choice. It should be a fun summer either way with the draft,Free agency, and even the summer league resuming.
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Old 03-25-12, 07:29 PM
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Spurs scout a bunch of guys. No big deal.

As always, it's the ones you DON'T know they're scouting that count.

Remember the quote from Kawhi's college coach: Spurs NEVER called about him, NEVER went to see him in person. They had him targeted. So pretty much a guarantee this guy won't be a Spur.
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