Leonsis said he’s hopeful that a third of the team’…

Leonsis said he’s hopeful that a third of the team’s home games could sell out this season. With another good season on the court, he said, the team could approach a regular sellout mode in 2018. And John Wall’s recent decision to sign the four-year “supermax” extension — combined with the point guard’s gushing words about his second home town — “gives the fan base permission” to commit, in Leonsis’s words. “All around the league, people want out, and here’s a great player who wants in long-term,” Leonsis said. “I think that signals to the fans, you can trust us, you know? You can come to games, and these players are going to be here for a long time.”
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September 26, 2017 | 3:44 pm EDT Update
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Dion Waiters and Justise Winslow looked good and showed no ill effects from their season-ending injuries last season in their first full practices back with the team Tuesday morning at Florida Atlantic University. “[Winslow has] been scrimmaging for a while. It was important for him to get those live reps. You would never be able to tell by his aggressiveness that he brought to this practice that he was coming off any kind of injury anywhere on his body. People felt his presence.”
Storyline: Dion Waiters Injury
Waiters, who signed a four-year, $52 million deal this summer, revealed at Heat Media Day Monday he still feels discomfort in his left ankle, which he badly sprained and cost him the final 13 games of the regular season. “It’s aching a little bit. But if I take a little Tylenol, I’ll be alright,” Waiters said Tuesday. “It’s going to be a process. But we know what we got to do, so it’s manageable. We just got to make sure we keep our eye on it and just keep getting treatment.”