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Hot Hot Hoops Jul 22, 2017
Why the Heat should trade for Kyrie Irving

Why the Heat should trade for Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving’s surprising trade request is a rare opportunity Pat Riley should exploit. A lot of Miami Heat fans don’t like this Heat roster. And they have a point. The 30-11 finish last season was fun, but the Heat have no superstars, emerging or in-their-prime. The Heat won’t make a deep playoff run with the core they signed for the foreseeable future — Hassan Whiteside, Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters and James Johnson. In Zach Lowe’s article discussing free agency winners and losers, he said that Miami should be a “solid playoff team,” but faces a clogged cap sheet that will...
Hot Hot Hoops Jul 19, 2017
30 Years of Heat: All-Time All-Player Countdown #84-82

30 Years of Heat: All-Time All-Player Countdown #84-82

Dion Waiters headlines today’s Heat Countdown. 84. Dion Waiters Waiters, a 6’4”, 225 lb. shooting guard from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was born on December 10th, 1991. After two seasons with Syracuse, during which he averaged 9.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists over 71 contests, the Cleveland Cavaliers chose him with the fourth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. Waiters played 164 games over two-and-a-half seasons with the Cavs, averaging 14.3 points with 2.8 assists, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.0 steals per contest. He then spent a year and a half in Oklahoma City, where he scored...
Hot Hot Hoops Jul 17, 2017
Dion Waiters is going all in on recruiting Wade to Miami on social media

Dion Waiters is going all in on recruiting Wade to Miami on social media

It seems there are no tampering issues when it comes to players. Nobody used to be so blunt about it. But nowadays, players will put recruitments on on social media for anybody who’s name is being floated around. Dwyane Wade is under contract with the Chicago Bulls for next season, but that isn’t stopping the Miami Heat’s Dion Waiters from putting on the full court press on social media for him to come home to Miami. Waiters said it was on his bucket list to get Wade back to Miami, then he started retweeting and commenting on things on Twitter like below. tweet111 ...
Sun Herald Jul 12, 2017

Pat Riley refused to lose Wayne Ellington: 'It would have killed me to see him go'

A week ago, the scramble was on. Gordon Hayward had informed the Miami Heat he was signing with the Boston Celtics. Dion Waiters was listening to outside offers. James Johnson …
Plain Dealer Jul 11, 2017
Heat G Dion Waiters on if his team could beat Cavs: 'I like our chances against anybody'

Heat G Dion Waiters on if his team could beat Cavs: 'I like our chances against anybody'

Heat G Dion Waiters went on Fox Sports 1's Undisputed and said he likes his team's chances if they met the Cavaliers in the playoffs.
Hot Hot Hoops Jul 11, 2017
Pre-season power rankings place Miami in good, but not great place

Pre-season power rankings place Miami in good, but not great place

Commentators continue to underestimate the organic growth of the Heat into a playoff force. Initial, way-too-early power rankings predict a significant reordering in the NBA Eastern Conference standings. CBS Sports pegs the Miami Heat as an average team at the 14th spot. Went all in on a team that got hot for two months then fell apart when Dion Waiters went down....A gamble, but this may become an East playoff team, whatever that means. The bottom five teams all reside in the East: #26 Brooklyn Nets, #27 Indiana Pacers, #28 Orlando Magic, #29 Chicago Bulls, #30 Atlanta Hawks. When the Nets...
Sun Herald Jul 11, 2017

Dion Waiters avoids LeBron trap with Skip Bayless, lauds Heat chances

MIAMI – The ink on his $52 million free-agency contract still drying, Dion Waiters has emerged as the face of the Miami Heat. A day after appearing with Colin Cowherd …

Heat’s Pat Riley satisfied with team’s offseason moves

Riley said Monday that he thinks bringing back now-former free agents Dion Waiters and James Johnson and signing them to four-year deals, combined with the surprise addition of Kelly Olynyk, gives Miami a real shot at picking up where it left off last season. “I think in training camp, they have to look at it with great foresight for the future — but also they have to back up their words somewhat with their play,” Riley said. The Heat went through one of the most unusual seasons in NBA history last year — it lost franchise cornerstone Dwyane Wade in the summer, started 11-30 to...
Boston Herald Jul 10, 2017
Pat Riley says Heat growth will be up to the players

Pat Riley says Heat growth will be up to the players

MIAMI — Pat Riley has a trip to his California home awaiting, followed by a vacation with his wife.He can now relax a little.The 2017-18 Miami Heat are going to look a lot like the 2016-17 Miami Heat, and the team president is just fine with that arrangement. Riley said Monday he thinks bringing back now-former free agents Dion Waiters and James Johnson and signing them to four-year deals, combined with the surprise addition of Kelly Olynyk, gives Miami a real shot at picking up where it left off last season.The way he sees it, now its up to those signees to deliver on promises.I think in...
Hot Hot Hoops Jul 9, 2017
Josh Richardson eligible for $42 million contract extension. Should the Heat bite?

Josh Richardson eligible for $42 million contract extension. Should the Heat bite?

On August 3, the Miami Heat could offer Josh a contract extension, or let him become a restricted free agent. By August 3, 2017 the Miami Heat have an important decision to make. Heat’s Josh Richardson will be eligible for an extension on August 3, that kicks for 2018-19 and pays out up to 4-years, $42M. RFA if not.— Albert Nahmad (@AlbertNahmad) July 9, 2017 With the signings of Dion Waiters, Kelly Olynyk, and James Johnson Miami is locked into seven contracts for 3 years or more. We know Tyler Johnson’s contract pops up by $13 million, to $18 million, next season. If the Heat...
NBA Jul 8, 2017

Miami Heat's Dion Waiters bets on self, has deal to show for it

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (AP) -- Dion Waiters says he and other Miami Heat players talked at length after last season about keeping the team together.
Sun Herald Jul 8, 2017

Heat's Dion Waiters bets on self, has deal to show for it

Dion Waiters says he and other Miami Heat players talked at length after last season about keeping the team together. He did his part. Waiters spoke publicly for the first …
Boston Herald Jul 8, 2017
Heat's Dion Waiters bets on self, has deal to show for it

Heat's Dion Waiters bets on self, has deal to show for it

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. — Dion Waiters says he and other Miami Heat players talked at length after last season about keeping the team together.He did his part.Waiters spoke publicly for the first time Saturday about his decision to sign a new four-year deal that, if all incentives are met, would be worth about $52 million.Waiters played for $2.9 million last season.I had the faith all along, Waiters said while appearing at a celebrity softball game at Barry University. Like Ive said, youve got to bet on yourself sometimes. ... I bet on myself and it worked.Waiters averaged 15.9 points last...
Hot Hot Hoops Jul 7, 2017
Heat officially re-sign James Johnson, Dion Waiters

Heat officially re-sign James Johnson, Dion Waiters

Heat take care of business by re-signing the popular duo. The Miami Heat announced Friday that they have officially re-signed forward James Johnson and guard Dion Waiters. Both players were signed to one-year deals in the aftermath of Dwyane Wade’s departure last summer and responded with the best year of their pro careers. Johnson and Waiters were effusive in their praise for the Heat franchise at the conclusion of the regular season and expressed their desire to return. “James Johnson epitomizes everything that the Miami Heat is about,” said Heat President Pat Riley in a team...
NBA Jul 7, 2017

Miami Heat re-sign Dion Waiters

MIAMI, FL – The Miami Heat announced today that they have re-signed guard Dion Waiters. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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