Heat guard Dion Waiters unsure why he’s being benched
Following the defeat, Heat guard Dion Waiters — who had a healthy DNP on the evening — admitted that he is unaware of why head coach Erik Spoelstra decided to keep him on the bench throughout the evening.
Waiters on being held out for a second consecutive game, "I don't know. I just suit up. At the end of the day, that's the coach. He controls all that. That's out of my control. The only thing I can do is be ready." https://t.co/PYxhnqnkzc
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) January 7, 2019
Waiters had been on the shelf recovering from an ankle surgery he underwent in February of last year. He was finally deemed fit enough to make his much-awaited comeback on Jan 2 against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
However, since taking the floor for the first time in almost a year, the 27-year-old has been out of the rotation for the past two contests.
Unfortunately for Waiters, it appears that he will still need to wait a few more days/weeks/months before he is able to re-establish himself in the Heat’s rotation.
There is a logjam in the two-guard position for the Heat right now, with four other SG’s on the squad in Josh Richardson, Dwyane Wade, and Wayne Ellington. As it turns out, Waiters seems to be at the bottom of the pecking order with Richardson starting and Wade serving as his primary backup.
Waiters is currently on the second year of his four-year, $52 million deal with the Heat.
There has been no word of a potential move away from Miami, so it appears that Waiters will just need to wait it out for the time being.