NBA Rumors: Dion Waiters, Miami Heat ‘Finalizing’ Free-Agent Contract

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“Waiters Island” appears to be staying near South Beach.

Free-agent guard Dion Waiters is on the verge of returning to the Miami Heat, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Michael Scott reported the contract details. That would be a fantastic deal for Waiters.

Waiters played a key role in Miami’s second-half resurgence that nearly led to an unlikely playoff berth in the Eastern Conference last season. He averaged 15.8 points and shot a career-high 39.5 percent from 3-point range, but only in 48 games.

The 25-year-old guard hasn’t lived up to the hype of being a former No. 4 overall draft pick, but he does have the offensive talent to make an impact for a contending team.

This move, from Miami’s perspective, isn’t too surprising after it missed out on free agent Gordon Hayward, who announced Tuesday his decision to sign with the Boston Celtics.

Thumbnail photo via Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports Images

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