Miami Heats Re-signs Dion Waiters for Four Years! Carrer, Awards and Contract Details
Miami Heats' Shooting guard Dion Waiters has agreed to re-sign with the team recently. The former Oklahoma City Thunder player has only spent one season with the team so far. Waiters' relationship with the teammates and the directors has become so good, he agreed to stay with the team for four more years.
The 25-year-old basketballer is playing his seventh season in NBA now and he has already played with three teams. And now he seems to be stable with the team at least for next four seasons.
Dion Waiters Re-signed a Four-Year Contract with The Miami Heats
Dion signed the four-year contract with Miami Heats on Wednesday. The ESPN's reporter Adrian Wojnarowski disclosed the 6 ft 4-inch tall player signed for a massive $52 million. Wojnarowski also shared Dion's re-signing in a tweet.
Free agent guard Dion Waiters is finalizing a deal with the Miami Heat, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 5, 2017
Dion signed with Heats a year back after playing two seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder, which also hired Patrick Patterson recently.
Dion played for only $2.9 million in the 2016-17 season but it also provided him another opportunity to sign with the team again.
Miami Heats' shooting guard Dion Waiters
Waiters had an average season in 2016-17; he played with an average of 15.8 points and 4.3 assists per contest. However, he played an important part during the mid-season where the Heats almost reached the best position.
Dion suffered an ankle sprain last season which prematurely ended the season for him. Later on, he also expressed his views why the Heats didn't sign him earlier. He wrote in an article for the Player's Tribune in April
Nobody wanted to see us in the first round. Nobody
In addition, he said,
Look, I know we fell one game short of the playoffs, and it kills me. If I hadn’t gone down with an injury, I think we all know where we’d be right now. But you know what? The run this season was magical. Our fans sold out the arena every night, even when we were left for dead."
Finally, he has recovered from his injury and possibly he'd have the best season of his NBA career in the 2017-18 season. Our good wishes are with him.
Dion Waiters' Career Highlights and Awards
Dion Waiters was passionate about basketball from his early childhood.The Philadelphia-born basketballer attended South Kent School where he started playing basketball, however, he played the college basketball with the Syracuse Orange. After playing two seasons with the college team, he got selected in the NBA draft in 2012 and his professional career started.
Miami Heats' basketballer Dion Waiters
Dion only played for a season with the Thunder and again transferred to the Miami Heats in the 2016-17 season. Now he has signed a four-year deal with the team.
Dion has managed to earn numbers of awards from his basketball career until now. Some of his award and recognition are:
- Big East Sixth Man of the Year (2012)
- Big East All-Tournament Team (2012)
- NBA Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month (February 2013)
- NBA All-Rookie First Team (2013)
- 2× NBA Rising Star (2013, 2014
Quick Facts on Dion Waiters
- Dion Waiters was born to Dion Waiters Sr. and Monique Brown on December 10, 1991, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Dion played his college basketball with the Syracuse Orange despite playing with his own college team.
- Though he played 71 games with the Syracuse Orange, he never gets the opportunity to start the game.
- Dion made his place in the NBA's All-Rookie Team in 2012-13 playing with the Clevland Cavaliers.