Miami Heat: 3 reasons why the team’s offseason isn’t as bad as it seems

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 11: Wayne Ellington
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 11: Wayne Ellington /
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The Return of Waiters

Something that was greatly missed this past season and left a hole in the team’s rotation was Dion Waiters.

The 26-year old guard had made his mark early on and provides quick energy to an established unit ready to strive. Averaging 14.3 points on 39.8 percent shooting before going down, he was establishing himself as an internal clog in the Heat system.

The league has missed this and rightfully so due to his ankle injuries. In the two years that Waiters has been with Miami, he has missed a combined 88 games of 164 played. The first year because he played through the pain and this past season due to surgery that he desperately needed.  

Therefore, no one really knows what he can bring to the table when he’s healthy and 100 percent.

He is not an All-Star caliber player yet, but has the game to create offensive shots consistently. 7-11 needs to get back on the floor and prove to the league that they can become one of the best combo backcourts in the league. Goran Dragic has done his part to prove himself; now the Heat only need Waiters to finally prove his own worth, if he wants to become a Heat lifer.