Report: Waiters meets with Knicks, Kings, others

Dion Waiters of the Heat announced on his Instagram account Sunday night he will have season-ending ankle surgery Monday.

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters is coming off a career season and appears to be taking advantage of it in free agency.

According to the Associated Press, Waiters has met with the New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings and Chicago Bulls, among others. The Heat are also considered major players when it comes to Waiters.

Per the AP:

When the free-agent signing moratorium ends on Thursday, Miami will have somewhere around $36 million in cap space — which includes the space that will be freed when the Heat likely waive Chris Bosh in the coming days.

Also, per Hoops Rumors: “A reunion with the Heat remains a real possibility, though Waiters will likely have to be patient if he wants to remain in Miami. The team’s free agency plans are in a holding pattern while Gordon Hayward takes meetings. After Hayward makes a decision, Miami should have a much clearer idea of the odds of retaining Waiters and James Johnson.”

Waiters, 25, averaged 15.8 points and 4.3 assists in 46 games last season.