The Miami Heat fined Dion Waiters for feedback he made following their 124-86 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Waiters performed simply 12 minutes within the loss.
“F— persistence. I need to play. I have been affected person. I need to play. I have been affected person lengthy sufficient. What do I bought to be affected person for? Come on, man. I have been affected person. I believe everyone is aware of that. It is time. What are we ready for? If I am on the market, play me,” mentioned Waiters.
Erik Spoelstra acknowledged that Waiters will want to earn his minutes within the rotation.
“Our group is way completely different than when he left final 12 months, and whereas his teammates are actually right here to assist him, no one is volunteering their rotation minutes to him. It’s going to have to be earned similar to everyone else. These ideas of persistence and surrendering to the group, whether or not we wish to put expletives in entrance of it or behind it, these are going to be essential ideas for him to embrace, and I believe he’ll,” added Spoelstra.