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Report: Dion Waiters Formally Appeals 10-Game Suspension by Miami Heat
- Updated: November 22, 2019
Per a Friday report, the National Basketball Players Association is now appealing that very suspension. In the report, it was also revealed that Waiters himself appealed the ban he received for Miami’s game on opening night of the 2019-20 season.
“The National Basketball Players Association has formally filed an appeal for the wages lost by guard Dion Waiters due to his 10-game suspension for what the Miami Heat deemed ‘conduct detrimental to the team,'” the Sun Sentinel confirmed through a source involved in the process.
“The Sun Sentinel also has confirmed that Waiters previously appealed his suspension for the Heat’s Oct. 23 season-opening victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.”
Per the report, the appeal is only for the lost wages that Waiters has accrued as a result of suspension. That being said, it is not including the $1.2 million bonus that Waiters has already missed out on by missing more than 12 games this season.
His first suspension cost him $83,000 out of his $12.1 million salary for this current season. The 10-game ban will cost him $830,000. While the union is appealing for lost wages, it is not appealing to try to get Waiters back on the court sooner than his current suspension allows.
As of now, Waiters will be eligible to return for the Dec. 1 game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Considering all that has transpired between Waiters and the Heat, it seems highly unlikely that Waiters will actually get on the court in that contest.