Waiters can't stop, won't stop getting suspended.
The last we heard about Miami Heat shooting guard Dion Waiters he was getting suspended for eating too many edibles, which resulted in a panic attack on the team's flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles. The latest Waiters news out of Miami doesn't involve any psychedelic treats, but there is a common denominator - yet another suspension.
The team announced on Thursday night that they have once again suspended the 28-year old guard - this time for six games - for "failure to adhere to team policies, violation of team rules and continued insubordination."
The six-game ban marks the third time Waiters has been suspended this season. In addition to the aforementioned THC incident, Waiters was also suspended for the team's season opener for conduct detrimental to the team, although the specific were never revealed. According to ESPN, those previous suspensions cost Waiters $917,931 in salary. His latest will cost him another $500,690, bringing the total to over $1.4 million off his $12.1 million salary.
The Heat (18-6) signed Waiters to a four-year, $52 million extension in July of 2017, and he has averaged 12.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game in his 74 appearances since then. The first game in which he will be eligible to play is December 27 against the Indiana Pacers.