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  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters has returned to Miami after dealing with a personal matter but will not play on Monday night.

    Waiters won't face the Hawks but should be available going forward. The guard saw his minutes take a dip last season but could be worth a late round flier.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters was not back with the Heat at Monday morning's media availability but could still return in time to play on Monday night.

    Waiters has been away to tend to a personal matter but it was expected that he'd be good to go for tonight's matchup with the Hawks. If he can't, or the Heat don't want to throw him right back into action, it could mean more minutes for players like Tyler Herro and Derrick Jones Jr. Waiters is a weak draft target in 12-team leagues but a top-150 season isn't a crazy projection.

    Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters (personal) did not practice with the Heat on Sunday, his third consecutive missed practice, but is expected to play in Monday's preseason game.

    Waiters is competing for the starting shooting guard spot but we don't imagine that the Heat will hold this absence against him. If Waiters does win the starting gig, managers with specific punt builds can consider Waiters a low-upside source of points in the final rounds of drafts. Generally we'd look for more upside.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters (personal reason) is away from the team for the second consecutive day.

    Waiters should be back with the team shortly and there has been some talk about how he came to camp in great shape as opposed to last season. At his best, he is a late round value play for his points and triples but inefficiencies in other categories prevent him from being much more than that. You can probably find more exciting options in the final rounds of standard leagues.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters (personal reasons) wasn't at the Heat's practice session on Friday.

    Waiters looks to be a starter for the Heat this season which should bode well for his fantasy value. However, he's still widely inefficient and will make a ton of mistakes, making him a risky pick in leagues.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    According to Ira Winderman, rookie Tyler Herro is unlikely to start for the Heat at the beginning of the season.

    The Heat drafted Herro out of Kentucky with the 13th pick of the 2019 NBA Draft. Dion Waiters should be the primary shooting guard at the outset. However, expect Herro to get plenty of opportunities to contribute.

    Source: Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel

  • Dion Waiters
    SG, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters wrote on Instagram on Monday that he read all the jokes on social media about his conditioning last season, but rather than "joining the circus," he used it as motivation to improve his physique.

    The Heat are known around the league for having one of the best conditioning programs, as guys who go there almost universally get in better shape. Waiters seemed to be the exception to the rule last year coming off an injury where he didn’t get to train like he wanted. He has been hitting the gym though this summer as he is trying to get back to elite basketball shape area for the upcoming season. It’s nice to see this development but Waiters’ game is still very inefficient due to the bad percentages and turnovers that limit his fantasy value.

    Source: NBC Sports

  • Dion Waiters
    G, Miami Heat

    According to Kevin Pelton of ESPN, with All-Stars Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson likely to miss a big chunk, if not all, of next season, the Warriors will spend the summer on the lookout for help, and one of their targets may be Heat guard Dion Waiters.

    Durant, Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins could all be lost in free agency, but even if all three players re-sign, the Warriors will have no salary left under the cap to sign free agents and the only possible way to improve would be through a trade. Waiters has two years and around $27 million remaining on his contract while the Heat are very open to trading him. He could see a boost in his numbers if traded to the Warriors but his efficiency has always been an issue.

    Source: ESPN

  • Dion Waiters
    G, Miami Heat

    The Heat are intent on trying to trade one of a few contracts with multiple years remaining, with James Johnson and Dion Waiters considered available on the trade market.

    The Heat, hypothetically, could trade Johnson (due $15.1 million next season) or Waiters (due $12.1 million next season) only in order to gain some much-needed financial flexibility. That scenario would allow Miami to get under the luxury tax threshold and potentially give them enough space to use the full mid-level exception this summer. With its current salary situation, the Heat could use a $5.7 million taxpayer mid-level exception if they choose to but likely would not because of tax implications. Teams below the tax line can use the full mid-level exception as long as they don’t exceed the tax apron, which is expected to be $138 million next season —$6 million above the tax line.

    Source: Miami Herald

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    Maybe not in reality, but in the fantasy world, we look for undervalued or little-known assets to enjoy, and despite a rocky season with way too many mouths to feed in 2018-19, the Heat might have just the right number of small adjustments to make some fantasy noise next year.

  • Dion Waiters
    G, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters was scoreless in nine minutes vs. the Nets in Wednesday's season finale.

    Waiters missed the first 35 games of the season and returned with per-game value just outside the top-200 over his 44 games. He eventually settled in near his previous averages except for a decent increase in threes (2.5 on the season, 3.4 over the last month). If you can deal with bad percentages, Waiters could be worth rostering once again next season.

  • Dion Waiters
    G, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters dropped 17 points with five 3-pointers, four rebounds and two assists in an overtime loss to the Raptors on Sunday.

    Waiters has been surging recently (22 points w/ six 3-pointers on Friday) and the Heat need him to continue his good play as they fight for a playoff spot. It seems he's over his knee soreness he dealt with earlier in the week.

  • Dion Waiters
    G, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters had the hot hand on Friday, hitting 6-of-12 shots from downtown en route to his 22 points (8-of-17 shooting) and nothing else.

    Waiters has been dealing with a sore left knee so this explosion was a bit of a surprise. At the end of the day, this one-dimensional outing leaves a lot to be desired. His stat set issues and injury risks are still capping his late-season upside, but with Josh Richardson out, Waiters will be the Heat's main 3-point threat.

  • Dion Waiters
    G, Miami Heat

    Dion Waiters (left knee) is available to play on Friday against the Wolves.

    The Heat are relying on Waiters to continue his recent surge as they push to make the playoffs. Waiters will have a prime opportunity to continue his hot stretch with Josh Richardson out for the next two weeks. Feel free to plug him into your lineups.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter