The Miami Heat fined Dion Waiters for comments he made following their 124-86 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Waiters played just 12 minutes in the loss.
"F--- patience. I want to play. I've been patient. I want to play. I've been patient long enough. What do I got to be patient for? Come on, man. I've been patient. I think everybody knows that. It's time. What are we waiting for? If I'm out there, play me," said Waiters.
Erik Spoelstra stated that Waiters will need to earn his minutes in the rotation.
"Our team is much different than when he left last year, and while his teammates are really here to support him, nobody is volunteering their rotation minutes to him. It'll have to be earned just like everybody else. These concepts of patience and surrendering to the team, whether we want to put expletives in front of it or behind it, those are going to be very important concepts for him to embrace, and I think he will," added Spoelstra.