Miami Heat

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  • Dion Waiters - G - Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters (ankle) will not be ready for training camp and is unlikely to be ready for Miami's first regular season game on October 17.

    Waiters is currently rehabbing from surgery after persistent ankle problems have limited him to 76 games in his two seasons with the Heat. While Waiters slotted in as the starter when healthy, he'll now be playing catch up for a few weeks whenever he is cleared to return and will need to compete with Tyler Johnson, Josh Richardson, Dwyane Wade and Wayne Ellington on the wing. Between that and his underwhelming stat set, Waiters should not be drafted in any standard-sized leagues.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters - G - Miami Heat

    Heat point guard Briante Weber said Thursday that Dion Waiters is not participating in any contact work with teammates or playing pickup games.

    Waiters is recovering from ankle surgery that he underwent in late January. His recovery timetable was supposed to be 8-10 months but he's nearing the end and still can't take any contact which isn't a good sign. Training camp is right around the corner and if Waiters can't participate Wayne Ellington and Tyler Johnson will be looking to take on some increased roles.

    Source: Miami Herald

  • Dion Waiters - G - Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters (ankle) is still rehabbing solo and is not yet participating in any contact work with teammates or playing pickup games.

    Waiters had surgery on January 22 and was given an 8-10 month timetable to recover. The eight-month mark would be on September 22, just three days before the Heat start training camp in Boca Raton. Considering he’s not doing any on-court work yet, it seems like Waiters might not be completely healthy to start the season. Dion’s incredible efficiency issues make him a poor target in standard leagues but he still might be useful in points formats if he can get back up to speed.

    Source: Miami Herald

  • Dwyane Wade - G - Miami Heat

    While Dwyane Wade is still expected to re-sign with the Heat rather than retire, Greg Cote of the Miami Herald believes that some of the holdup may be Wade's role with the team.

    Wade was exclusively a bench player for Miami last season and although he wouldn't demand to start, he'd like to be a member of the team's plans rather than an end-of-bench option. Expect the team to reach some sort of compromise and for Wade to get a fitting farewell tour around the league in what's likely his final season.

    Source: Miami Herald

  • Bam Adebayo - C/F - Miami Heat

    The Heat decided to exercise their team option on Bam Adebayo for the 2019-2020 season.

    This also allows them to retain Adebayo for the following two seasons after. The Heat are bullish about their young big man after last year's contributions and strong Summer League play. Going into the season he remains in a logjam with Hassan Whiteside and Kelly Olynyk, limiting his upside. However, a trade to clear things up could be a possibility and would vault the 20-year-old into 30 minutes a night. He is a stash towards the end of drafts.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Udonis Haslem - F - Miami Heat

    The Heat have officially re-signed Udonis Haslem.

    Haslem will be on a one-year deal for the veteran minimum. He's not going to leave the bench outside of garbage time.

    Source: Miami Heat on Twitter

  • Pat Riley - President - Miami Heat

    As reported by Ira Winderman, The Miami Hat have parted ways with new chief revenue officer Jeffery David.

    David was previously on leave per an internal team review but has finally been let go. He was previously the CRO fro the Sacramento Kings where he is under federal investigation for a money laundering scheme where he is accused of funneling 13.4 million dollars of team funds to buy beachfront property in Southern California.

    Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

  • Dion Waiters - G - Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters (ankle) has not been cleared to begin full-contact activity according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

    Waiters had ankle surgery back on January 22 and had an original timetable of 8-10 months. For what it's worth, Pat Riley is hopeful Waiters will be ready for training camp which starts in about three weeks. If Miami is healthy, there will be a lot of payers in the backcourt vying for minutes and considering Waiters' long-standing issues with efficiency he doesn't make a very attractive target in standard 9-cat leagues.

    Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

  • Udonis Haslem - F - Miami Heat

    Udonis Haslem has agreed to a one-year deal with the Heat for the veteran's minimum.

    It'll be Haslem's 16th season with the organization but he's only appeared in 30 games over the previous two years. He'll be around to keep the locker room in order but will have zero on-court impact.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter