December 9, 2017, 1:32 pm
The full quote was “I’m a starter in this league, man, that’s who I am. We’re going to nip that in the bud right now. I’m not coming off no bench.” Tell them how you really feel, Dion. To be clear, it’s not an idea that the Heat have floated to him yet but we can tell what his reaction would be if they ever decided to try. Waiters has shot a putrid .401 on 14.5 shots per game this season, handicapping his fantasy value. Coach Spoelstra has been pleased with his work, however, and mentioned his concerted effort to make better plays and decisions for the team. He went on to say “He just has to stay with it and we’ll get him in spots where he can be aggressive.” That sounds like a bench role to us, but don’t expect change any time soon. Waiters remains a very low-end fantasy play.