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ASK IRA: Is the Heat's only option with Dion Waiters to re-sign him?

ASK IRA: Is the Heat's only option with Dion Waiters to re-sign him?

 


February 27, 2017

Q: Ira, why do the rules always work against the Heat? Last year, it was no Bird Rights for Hassan Whiteside. Before that it was the luxury tax costing us Mario Chalmers, Chris Andersen and James Ennis. Then they changed the CBA and hurt the Heat in free agency. And now they might not be able to re-sign Dion Waiters. -- Tony, Scranton, Pa.

A: The rules are the rules, even if they can be adjusted along the way, as is the case with the new collective-bargaining agreement. The Heat knew what they were getting into when it came to both Whiteside's contract and the luxury tax. It's like saying you don't like the...

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