Heat Lock Up Waiters


Credit: ESPN

Today, the Miami Heat decided to turn their attention to one of their own free agents in Dion Waiters after losing out on the Gordon Hayward sweepstakes. The Heat re-signed Waiters to a four-year deal worth a nice $52MM, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com and Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders.

Waiters finally remains in a location that wants him unlike his tenure in Cleveland and Oklahoma City.

Interestingly, the former Syracuse product did not generate much interest in free agency last summer. Last summer, the Thunder withdrew his qualifying offer that allowed the 25-year old guard to sign small deal with the Heat.

In addition, Dion was limited to 43 starts in 46 games this past season, but he bounced back in Miami that helped him extend his career, as it was a make or break year for him.

Finally, Waiters averaged 15.8 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.3 Rebounds per game with a shooting line of .424/.395/.646.

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