December 11, 2017, 1:50 pm
Dion Waiters told Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel that he can’t bend his right elbow because of an ongoing tendon issue and that he may resort to wearing a sleeve.
That will help explain some of Waiters’ horrific shooting of late, though it doesn’t excuse the rest of his career. It’s fair to wonder whether the Heat will let him play through this given the fact that elbows are important for basketball, and they have a handful of adequate (if not superior) replacements already on the roster. Waiters was overdrafted following last season’s miracle run but has predictably flopped to the standard league cut line. He’s doing more harm than good these days and should be cut loose for a free agent with a better stat set.