July 28, 2018, 1:34 pmDion WaitersG, Miami Heat
Dion Waiters has been "ramping up his efforts to heal and get better and put more work into being able to get out on the court," per Pat Riley.
There's still no word on whether or not he'll be ready for training camp, however. Waiters inflated his stock with a crazy run two seasons ago before a nasty ankle sprain ended his year early — it lingered through the offseason and cost him basically all of last year, too. It's tough to endorse him as a fantasy option in standard leagues right away, as while he may end up posting enough points, threes and assists to offset his deficiencies elsewhere, he'll be working off a considerable amount of rust. Not to mention his competition — Tyler Johnson (said to be doing well after thumb surgery), Wayne Ellington and Josh Richardson. If guys like Justise Winslow and Rodney McGruder excel at the four or three, it'd put even more squeeze on the minutes available to Waiters as things get shuffled around. We're not treating Waiters as a standard league asset right now, but we'll see how his recovery fares as we get closer to the season.
Source: Miami Herald