Heat video: Dion Waiters looks to be in great form during Chuck Ellis’ open run
Miami Heat shooting guard Dion Waiters, who was just rewarded with a four-year, $52 million deal to return to the organization, seems to be making every possible stride during the offseason to put his famed “Philly Cheese swag” in full effect for the start of training camp.
With a starting spot likely locked down after his re-signing, Waiters was seen balling out with backup Wayne Ellington and new L.A. Clippers guard Lou Williams in one of Chuck Ellis’ open runs, sporting his signature camo shorts and working on some of his trademark moves.
From the bully-ball spin move, to the absolutely filthy crossover-to-step-back move, Waiters found his way to repeated buckets, and now even facilitating for others.
Dion Waiters’ scoring dynamic is only bound to get better with consistent minutes and the piece of mind of having his spot secured in the rotation — but if he can add some playmaking to his arsenal, he’d make himself into a double threat on offense, opening up more windows for his team.
While these runs can be particularly a far shot from real NBA action, the offseason is the time when a player can experiment and hone certain aspects that need to be tried out casually before fine-tuning them throughout the season.