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Miami Heat Sign Dion Waiters

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Dion Waiters is the newest member of the Miami Heat as the Heat signed him to a 1-year deal for $2.9 million, using their exception. Waiters will most likely be a backup shooting guard, but it is also likely that he could start, replacing the other shooting guard who wore number 3, Dwyane Wade.

At the moment, the Heat have plenly of players who could play at the same position as Waiters and the most likeable starter is either Tyler Johnson or Josh Richardson. Waiters has played 289 regular-season games and has started in 110 of them, mostly while playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Last season, the shooting guard appeared in 78 games, starting in 15 of them. He averaged 9.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. Waiters was quite efficient from the long range, converting 35.8% of the shots from there. He was most efficient from mid range, however, making 43.5% of mid-range shots. Waiters also played 18 postseason games with the Oklahoma City Thunder, averaging 8.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.

At the moment, it is not very clear what role he will have on the team as the Heat already have a couple of good shooting guards which have a lot of potential. However, the Heat may be planning to do a couple of trades soon so the situation will become clear. Even though they lost their best franchise player this offseason, the Heat still managed to add a few good pieces which should help them stay competitive next year.

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