Dion Waiters said he decided not to undergo ankle surgery last March, which would have forced him to miss eight to 10 months.
The Miami Heat re-signed Waiters on a four-year, $52 million deal.
Waiters continues to push through discomfort in his ankle as training camp gets underway.
"Some days you're going to feel great, some days it might be just one of them days," he said following practice at Florida Atlantic University. "You have to push through it and be smart about the whole situation.
"The swelling just started going down. It's still a little bit swollen but it's not how it was before."
Waiters missed the final 13 games of last season as the Heat narrowly missed out on the playoffs.
"When I found out, it was only two choices," Waiters said. "I'm not a big fan of surgery, so I try to avoid surgery. I didn't want to be out eight to 10 months. I asked for another solution, 'What’s another way we can go about it?' We went that route, just getting it stronger, keep getting treatments every day all day. That's all I really do. But it’s fine, though. I’m good, man."