The Miami Heat will re-sign Dion Waiters after missing out on former Utah Jazz star Gordon Hayward, who signed with the Boston Celtics.
Earlier this offseason, Waiters declined a player option worth approximately $3.2 million, although he had indicated he may take a hometown discount of sorts to re-sign with the Heat, where he wanted to play next year (via Palm Beach Post):
“I think I’ll be back [with the Heat]. We just got to make it work and hopefully everything can come together full circle.”
Waiters shot a career-high from three-point range last year. He also had a career-high in rebounds per game as well as assists per game and his 15.8 points per game were nearly identical to his career-high in 2013-14.