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Report: Players union appeals Waiters suspensions

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Waiters’ suspensions add up to $913,000 in lost wages.

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The South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Ira Winderman reported that the National Basketball Players Association has filed an appeal for both of the Miami Heat’s suspensions of Dion Waiters.

The Heat levied a one-game suspension for Waiters just before the start of the regular season, and then a 10-game suspension two weeks ago. Both were for “conduct detrimental to the team.”

All together, the suspensions without pay add to $913,000 that Waiters won’t receive. The suspensions also make it impossible for Waiters to get a $1.2 million bonus he would earn if he plays in at least 70 games this season. The Heat have already played 15 of 82 games this year.

Waiters will be eligible to return for Miami’s away game against the Brooklyn Nets Dec. 1. He has yet to play a game this season.