Join us in congratulating Dion Waiters on the birth of his daughter this morning, Dior Raina Waiters!— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) November 5, 2017
Dion Waiters is not with the team in Los Angeles. He is in Miami expecting the birth of his daughter.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) November 5, 2017
Justise Winslow entered the Heat’s starting lineup to replace Waiters. Derrick Walton Jr., who is on a two-way contract with the Heat, is active today.
Derrick Walton Jr. has rejoined the Heat and will be active today.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) November 5, 2017
Waiters has a $1.1 million bonus in his contract if he plays in at least 70 games, so he could return to the Heat’s road trip after today’s game. Waiters played just 46 games for the Heat last year, battling an assortment of injuries.