Dion Waiters hasn’t provided any excitement on the court for the Miami Heat this season.
But he can’t stop making us notice him off of it.
Waiters, who has been suspended several times, and hasn’t played in a single regular season game, does not appear to be a tradeable commodity at the moment. He hasn’t gotten time even with Justise Winslow out — Winslow won’t play again Wednesday and may be shut down soon, based on current trends. And he hasn’t found his way back into Erik Spoelstra’s good graces as fellow unfortunate big-money long-term signing James Johnson has recently.
So this probably isn’t about a trade.
Still, it was interesting on a Heat off night, with the Spurs visiting Wednesday and Miami trying to snap its first two-game losing streak of the season.
— Five Reasons Sports Network (@5ReasonsSports) January 15, 2020
That was posted, spotted and quickly deleted.
But not before some screenshots.
So what’s that about?
It could be that Waiters is taking a social media break, which wouldn’t be such a terrible decision, after his Instagram post of himself frollicking on a boat — on a day he was supposed to be sick — contributed to his most recent suspension.
Maybe he’s just trolling.
Is he saying peace?
Or is he…. at peace?
What’s clear is that, while Waiters is part of the team contractually, and was with them in the locker room on the New York road swing, it doesn’t seem like this situation will end with any of the Philly Cheese, Waiters Island, Miami moments that got him that contract in the first place.
One season remaining after this, at a healthy $13 million rate.
Look for him on IG soon, if not between the lines.