Dion Waiters Signs $5.93 Million, 2-year Contract with Heat

MIAMI (AP) — Shooting guard Dion Waiters has signed a $5.93 million, two-year contract with the Miami Heat, and he’ll compete for a starting job as Dwyane Wade’s replacement.

Waiters was one of the top free agents left on the market. He became an unrestricted free agent when Oklahoma City rescinded a $6.8 million qualifying offer. The second year of his Miami deal announced Tuesday includes a player option.

Heat President Pat Riley said in a statement that Waiters passed on “more lucrative financial opportunities to be a part of our championship organization.”

He will compete for playing time with Tyler Johnson, Josh Richardson and Wayne Ellington. Wade, a 12-time All-Star, signed a $47 million, two-year deal with the Chicago Bulls.

 

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