When the OKC Thunder acquired Dion Waiters in a blockbuster trade earlier this month, Kevin Durant vowed to make the 23-year old shooting guard feel wanted.

Waiters is loving life with his new squad, and even though he may not be seeing the rock any more than he did with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he feels a lot more involved within the offense.

Waiters has been productive in the handful of games he’s played with the Thunder, posting averages of 14.4 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and two steals.

Per The Oklahoman:

“They brought me in since Day One with love,” Waiters said. “It seems like I’ve been here forever. It seems like I’ve been playing with them forever, too. When I came here, we clicked right away.”

 

He chuckled. […] “Listen,” he said, “they give me the ball. Like, I touch the ball. Like, I actually, like, you know, touch the ball.”

 

“I’m able to feel the game out, knowing when to take the shot, when not to,” Waiters said. “Like I said, we got a great group of guys on this team who’s very unselfish and they want you to be successful. So I think I came into a great situation.”