Reports: Former Thunder guard Dion Waiters to sign with Miami Heat


OKC Thunder player Dion Waiters

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OKLAHOMA CITY – A former guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder has decided to leave the team and sign with the Miami Heat, according to reports.

This off-season, the Oklahoma City Thunder gave guard Dion Waiters a $6.8 million qualifying offer before free agency opened on July 1.

Once Kevin Durant left the team, things changed.

According to ESPN, the Oklahoma City Thunder rescinded guard Dion Waiters’ qualifying offer, which made him an unrestricted free agent.

Sources told the Associated Press that Waiters and the Miami Heat have agreed to a one-year deal worth $2.9 million.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the deal.

Waiters averaged 9.8 points for the Oklahoma City Thunder last year, but had several big games in the playoffs. He played particularly well against Dallas and San Antonio in the playoffs before his role was reduced in te seven-game loss to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals.

Waiters will give the Heat another scorer off the bench.

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