Dion Waiters #11 and Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat talk during the game against the Denver Nuggets on November 3, 2017 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. He's reportedly gonna miss out on a $1.2 million bonus written into his contract if he missed 9 more games than he already had.
Waiters is in his fourth Heat season, the on-court portion of that best remembered by his game-winning 3-pointer to beat Golden State 105-102 on January 23, 2017 - part of Miami's 30-11 finish that season after an 11-30 start. He was suspended two games for social media comments before the season in which he complained about his role. This bodes as bad news for Waiters, who was a talented shooting guard and an NBA All-Rookie First Team selection in 2013.
Even without the suspensions, Waiters hasn't been playing for the Heat throughout the 2019-20 campaign.
"There have been a number of instances this season in which Dion has engaged in conduct detrimental to the team". He was held out of the team's Friday contest, listed on the injury report with an illness.
"We are proud of how our players have started the season", the Heat said in Sunday's (Monday, PHL time) statement.