Dion Waiters is a top-5 NBA shooting guard, according to Dion Waiters.
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Waiters is returning to South Beach next season, and says he likes the Miami Heat’s chances against anyone, including LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Waiters, 25, re-upped in Miami on a four-year, $52 million pact.
Per the Sun-Sentinel:
Asked about the Heat’s chances it they were to make the conference finals against the Cavaliers, Waiters said: “I like our chances against anybody over seven games. We’re just different, man. We’re dogs. We’re a bunch of dogs. That’s it. We come from the jungle. That’s out motto, ‘We come from the jungle.’ “
Waiters said he views the Heat as possessing a unique mix, having re-signed James Johnson and added Kelly Olynyk in free agency to a core that also includes Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson, Goran Dragic and possibly first-round pick Bam Adebayo, the big man out of Kentucky.
“Our lineup, our chemistry is just different,” he said. “We got a bunch of guys who do every little thing. Like James Johnson, he plays one through five. We got Wayne Ellington, we got J-Rich, Justise Winslow. We got Kelly Olynyk. We got Bam, the kid we just drafted. He’s a little monster.
“And of course you got me, you got the dog. You got the dog. I like our chances against anybody. I actually feel like that, because I know what we can do.”