The Miami Heat inflicted a 10-game suspension on Dion Waiters, citing damaging conduct to the team to justify his second ban of the season.
The suspension was announced Sunday. It comes three days after servers, according to a person with direct knowledge of the issue, were treated for a medical emergency that began Thursday night in the chartered flight Heat between Phoenix and Los Angeles.
The servers, according to the person who spoke to the Associated Press under the guise of anonymity because neither the team nor the player has confirmed details publicly, have ingested at least an edible food infused with cannabis and had a reaction serious enough to require medical attention when the plane landed in Los Angeles.
The servers were also suspended for the first game of the season in Miami after a series of pre-season incidents and conflicts with coach Erik Spoelstra. He has not appeared in any of Heat's nine games so far this season.
The 10-game suspension, which will likely cost the waiters at least $ 834,483, began with Miami's loss to the Lakers on Friday. The first day he could return to Miami would be December 1, when the Heat would visit Brooklyn. But that seems very unlikely and the future of the servers with the franchise is seriously in doubt.
Waiters is in his fourth season Heat, the game on the court of what was best remembered by his 3-pointer pointer who beat Golden State 105-102 on Jan. 23, 2017 – part of the 30-11 finish. from Miami this season 11-30 start.
It was rewarded this summer with a four-year, $ 47.3 million contract, plus an additional $ 5 million in incentives to play a number of games. . The waiters have not even approached the bonus yet, and he would have needed to play 70 of the remaining 73 games in Miami to claim the extra $ 1.1 million in play this season.
This will obviously not happen.
The servers have never made more than 46 appearances in a year since their arrival in Miami. He played only 120 games with the Heat and lost a lot of it with ankle injuries and ankle and foot surgery.
Waiters is a career scorer with 13.2 points and averages 14 points per game with the Heat.