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Dion Waiters claims he is in a ‘great place’ amid troubles with Miami

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Contrary to the belief of many, Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters still believes he is in a “great place” despite all the troubles he has gone through this season.

“I’m not going to lie to you, I’m in a great place,” Waiters said per Donna Ditota of Syracuse.com. “I can only control what I can control at the end of the day, so some things you just can’t allow to take your head the other way, some things happen for a reason. If you stay locked in, if you believe and trust in yourself, trust in the work you put in, you know, it’s a minor setback. It happens. It’s life. You learn from it. The only thing I can do is move forward. Stay focused. Stay even-keeled. Let everything else take care of itself.”

As down as he is right now, there’s really no point for the former Syracuse stand out to keep his head down and his spirits low. Nevertheless, you have to applaud Waiters for keeping a positive mindset through all the adversity he is going through right now, especially with his Heat tenure in major jeopardy.

The Heat suspended Waiters in their season opener for conduct detrimental to the team. Following the announcement, Waiters took to social media to throw some shade at head coach Erik Spoelstra.

Miami suspended him for the second time this season – this time for 10 games – as he reportedly took in an edible that eventually became a medical scare for the organization.

Likewise, Waiters has seen his roster spot go up in flames with the emergence of rookies Tyler Herro and Kendrick Nunn.

Miami is having a strong start to the season with a 9-3 record so far. Maybe that indicates that Waiters services may no longer be needed in South Beach.