Waiters to miss training camp, likely out for season opener
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Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters will miss the team's training camp and is unlikely to be available for the start of the season due to a lingering foot injury, team president Pat Riley announced Tuesday, via the South Florida Sun Sentinel's Ira Winderman.

"Dion Waiters, who is currently rehabbing from foot surgery, will not be available when the team begins training camp on Sept. 25 and is also unlikely to be ready for the start of the regular season on Oct. 17," Riley said in a statement, adding that Waiters won't be available until he's cleared by the Heat's medical team and training staff.

The 26-year-old played in 30 games last season before undergoing surgery on his ankle in January, averaging 14.3 points per game on 39.8 percent shooting. He's in the second season of a four-year, $52-millon contract he signed during the 2017 offseason.

Miami has a multitude of options to fill Waiters' starting two-guard spot on the roster, including Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington, Rodney McGruder, and Dwyane Wade.

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