Dion Waiters RUMORS & NEWS

  • Miami Heat apply for $5.5 million cap exception from Waiters' absence

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Heat have applied to the NBA for the $5.5 million disabled-player exception that became available in the wake the decision by guard Dion Waiters to undergo surgery on his chronically troublesome left ankle. Monday was the deadline to file for the exception, which is half of Waiters'..." January 15

  • Report: Dion Waiters Expected to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery on Injured Ankle

    Bleacher Report "Miami Heat shooting guard Dion Waiters is reportedly expected to undergo season-ending surgery on his bothersome left ankle, according to Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania. Waiters, who hasn't played since Dec. 22, said last month he was aiming to delay surgery until the offseason after forgoing..." January 11

  • Season-Ending Surgery Among Options Dion Waiters Considering

    Hoops Rumors "Heat guard Dion Waiters has been nagged for much of the season by a left ankle injury, an issue that has kept him out of action since December 22. While the club has moved forward with a non-surgical rehab program so far, Waiters recently sought out a second opinion, and a season-ending surgical..." January 11

  • Heat's Waiters will consider offseason ankle surgery

    Miami Herald "Heat guard Dion Waiters said he will consider having surgery this offseason on his ailing left ankle, admitting Tuesday the ankle will not fully heal until he goes under the knife. Waiters, who missed the final 13 games of last season with a bad sprain of the same ankle, missed his second..." December 27

  • Heat face possibility of being without Dragic, Waiters vs. Hawks

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Erik Spoelstra's greatest challenge Monday night against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena could be fielding a Miami Heat starting lineup. Already without starting center Hassan Whiteside and starting power forward James Johnson, the Heat announced Monday morning that starting shooting guard..." December 18

  • Dion Waiters says right elbow, 'still messed up'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "iami Heat guard Dion Waiters said Monday that his sore right elbow remains a concern when it comes to working through his shooting issues. "It's still messed up," he said before facing the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum. "I don't make no excuses." But he finds himself making adjustments,..." December 11

  • Heat’s Dion Waiters: ‘I’m not coming off no bench’

    Palm Beach Post "Although the Heat haven’t indicated they want Dion Waiters coming off the bench, the idea has been raised by fans since he came to Miami more than a year ago. But Waiters has a message for those who think the team would be better off if he were on the bench at the start of the game: “I’m a..." December 11

  • Dion Waiters: 'I'm not coming off no bench'

    Palm Beach Post "Although the Heat haven’t indicated they want Dion Waiters coming off the bench, the idea has been raised by fans since he came to Miami more than a year ago. But Waiters has a message for those who think the team would be better off if he were on the bench at the start of the game: “I’m a..." December 09

  • Erik Spoelstra on Dion Waiters: “He has to be more efficient”

    Pro Basketball Talk "In his final 20 games last season, Dion Waiters averaged 17.1 points per game, shot 40.7 percent from three, and the team was +5.7 per 48 minutes he was on the court. Waiters was a key reason the Heat turned the season around in the second half (just missing out on the playoffs). Miami rewarded..." December 06

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant jokingly says he owns a mansion on Waiters Island

    CBS Sports "Once upon a time, Kevin Durant and Dion Waiters were teammates on the Oklahoma City Thunder. But while both of them have moved on from OKC, and now play on opposite coasts, they're still close. Ahead of the Golden State Warriors' matchup with the Miami Heat on Sunday night, Durant spoke about..." December 04

  • Warriors' Kevin Durant jokingly says he owns a mansion on Waiters Island

    CBS Sports "Once upon a time, Kevin Durant and Dion Waiters were teammates on the Oklahoma City Thunder. But while both of them have moved on from OKC, and now play on opposite coasts, they're still close. Ahead of the Golden State Warriors' matchup with the Miami Heat on Sunday night, Durant spoke about..." December 03

  • Erik Spoelstra continues to stress need for the complete Dion Waiters

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "With the Golden State Warriors back in South Florida on Sunday, and with Dion Waiters having converted a pair of critical late 3-pointers in Friday's victory over the Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat Erik Spoelstra again found himself talking about the need for more. But it wasn't about more..." December 03

  • Dion Waiters was tempted by Knicks in free agency

    New York Post "If Dion Waiters put the biggest priority on being close to home, he’d be a Knick and Tim Hardaway Jr. would be elsewhere. The Knicks chased Waiters, who scored 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting Wednesday, as an unrestricted free agent, but the shooting guard from Philly stuck with Miami, where he..." November 30

  • Waiters responds to Gobert: 'I've never been a dirty player in my life'

    Miami Herald "Rudy Gobert claimed Dion Waiters made a “dirty play” last Friday night when he went diving for a loose ball and rolled into his knee. Dion Waiters took exception to that comment. “I’ve never been a dirty player in my life,” Waiters said Sunday prior to the Heat’s game against the Pistons in..." November 12

  • Rudy Gobert suggests ‘dirty play’ after right knee clash with Dion Waiters

    Deseret News "Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert isn’t afraid to use Twitter to voice his opinion. That’s exactly what he did after Utah suffered its fourth straight loss to the Miami Heat, 84-74. Gobert posted 12 points and 12 boards for his eighth double-double of the season, but scared Jazz fans late in the..." November 11

  • Waiters blames 'slippery' ball after Heat's narrow loss to Nuggets

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Actually, there is some history when it comes to Dion Waiters' claim that a slippery basketball cost him an opportunity for a better shot on the attempt that rimmed out just before the buzzer in the Miami Heat's 95-94 loss Friday night to the Denver Nuggets. Sort of. At the inception of the..." November 05

  • Uh-oh? Ankle issue back for Heat's Dion Waiters

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "This was not the way the Miami Heat planned to pick up from last season. But there it is -- Dion Waiters again has a troublesome left ankle. The same left ankle that sidelined him for the final 13 games last season, when the Heat came up just short of a playoff berth. The same ankle that he..." October 19

  • Heat guard Dion Waiters: ‘There’s not 100 players better than me’

    Palm Beach Post "Dion Waiters is not a fan of preseason rankings. The Miami Heat guard took offense to Sports Illustrated list of the top 100 players in the NBA, one on which Waiters was not ranked. ESPN wasn’t much kinder to Waiters, ranking him as the 98th best player in the league. “We all know there’s..." September 28

  • Dion Waiters' incentive for staying healthy? $1.1 million from Miami Heat

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "A healthy Dion Waiters will result in a far healthier bank account this season for the Miami Heat guard. As part of the maneuvering by the Heat to fit the contracts of Waiters, James Johnson, Kelly Olynyk and Wayne Ellington below the salary cap this offseason, the Heat moved some of their..." September 12

  • Listen up, Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters says there's already an alpha male in Miami

    SLAM Online "Heat guard Dion Waiters recently weighed in on the possibility of Kyrie Irving leaving the Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. In an interview with HipHopSince1987, Waiters said that Kyrie “would help” the Heat, but added, “Just know there’s an alpha male over there too in myself.” “It would help...." August 11

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