Heat’s Waiters getting closer to return

Dion Waiters is exploring free agency after a strong showing with the Heat.

Heat guard Dion Waiters is out of his walking boot and “making progress,” according to a report in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Per the report:

Dion Waiters’ recovery from his March 17 ankle sprain continues to come in small steps, with the latest update being that those steps no longer are coming in a walking boot.

The Heat are hopeful their new leader will be ready to go in time for the start of the playoffs later this month. The playoffs begin the weekend of April 15.