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Miami Heat Rumors: Update on Dion Waiters' future with the Heat, Goran Dragic unlikely to be traded and more

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04 Dec 2019, 05:04 IST

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The Miami Heat entered the 2019-20 season with playoff aspirations and Erik Spoelstra's team has managed to surpass expectations during the opening weeks of the season by posting one of the Eastern Conference's best records.

The Heat have lost just five times during the first six weeks of the campaign, and only the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors have better records in the East.

Jimmy Butler has been excellent since arriving via a sign-and-trade during the offseason, while Miami also has two Rookie of the Year candidates in Tyler Herro and Kendrick Nunn. Justise Winslow and Bam Adebayo have also made considerable progress during the first month of the season, and the Heat are all set to return to the playoffs following last year's absence.

The Miami front office remains among the most ambitious in the NBA, and both arrivals and departures are likely over the next few months. So, with the season now into December, here we look at all the latest Miami rumors you need to know.


#1 Dion Waiters is unlikely to play for the Heat again but has little trade value

Dion Waiters has not played for the Heat this season
Dion Waiters has not played for the Heat this season

Dion Waiters has yet to play for the Heat this season after serving two different suspensions. The guard returned from his latest 10-game suspension last week, but Ira Winderman is reporting that the 27-year-old is unlikely to feature for the Heat again. Winderman also believes that Waiters has very little trade value to rival teams.

At the moment, unless there is an injury, I can’t see Jimmy Butler, Goran Dragic, Kendrick Nunn or Tyler Herro tailing off to the point where Erik Spoelstra believes it is better to turn to Dion Waiters. And, again, I’m not sure any level of showcasing would increase the trade value of Waiters.

Before his suspension, Waiters had been a regular starter for the Heat over the past three years, averaging 14.0 points, 3.6 assists, and 2.9 rebounds over 120 regular-season appearances.

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