Dion Waiters on rumors he’s done playing with Heat: ‘It’s not the end of my story’
Dion Waiters did not envision his 2019-20 season to begin the way it has so far. The Miami Heat guard still has not played this season, and it looks more and more likely that his time with the Heat is coming to a close.
Waiters addressed rumors that he has played his last game with Miami and assured that his story isn’t going to end just yet:
“I’m a competitor. Any time you work hard and you envision something a certain way and it’s not going as you planned and you see it, you know, you go back to the drawing board and you figure it out. That’s what it’s about – figuring it out,” Waiters said, via Scott Schild of Syracuse.com. “So continue to work, always stay confident. Just having the right people in your corner make things a lot easier. (It’s) being a competitor and wanting to play and me being healthy. Because you set goals. It’s taking a little longer but I still got those same goals, that same ambition. It’s not the end of my story.”
The Heat suspended Waiters for their opener due to conduct detrimental to the team. He soon took to social media to criticize the way the Heat, specifically head coach Erik Spoelstra, had been using him. Miami gave him his second exile from the team when he consumed an edible that required emergency medical attention. The Heat expressed their disappointment toward Waiters’ recent actions.
Aside from his two team suspensions, it appears Waiters has lost his rotation spot due to the emergence of rookies Kendrick Nunn and Tyler Herro.
To add to his woes, Miami is doing well without Waiters. The Heat are currently 9-3 on the season and are tied for the second-best record in the East.
All signs really point toward the end of Waiters’ tenure with Miami. Perhaps Waiters can find a more suitable ending to his story with a different squad.