The Miami Heat are dealing with a Dion Waiters once again, an issue that seems to be never-ending. It appears, the 27-year-old’s troubles continue to pile up and the Miami Heat are left dealing with the problematic shooting guard.

According to the Associated Press, Waiters has been handed a 10-game suspension for multiple examples of conduct detrimental to the team. This episode hardly comes as a surprise, especially for NBA fans who have been following the 6-foot-3 player’s career. In fact, Waiters was previously treated for a medical emergency on Thursday. The veteran guard reportedly had a serious reaction when he ingested a cannabis-infused edible.

''We are very disappointed in Dion's actions this season that include the very scary situation on Thursday night and grateful that the outcome wasn't worse," the Heat said in a statement.

At the rate that things are going, it is pretty clear that Waiters may very well be on his way out. An NBA trade would be the best resolve but no team is willing to take in his hefty contract. He is in the second year of his four-year $47.3 million deal. At some point, Heat president Pat Riley may need to decide on an executive move.

Should the inevitable happen, it won’t come as a surprise if Waiters ends up in the same situation as Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith. Both did not finish the 2018-19 NBA season and were kept in cold storage. To this day, both NBA stars have yet to hook up with a new team and play a single game.

Miami needs to decide on what to do with Waiters urgently. Aside from sitting on dead money, they are also depriving themselves of a roster slot for players who could help their NBA campaign. All signs point to an eventual separation but getting a trade partner seems pretty remote at this point.

When focused, Waiters can be of help to any team. He holds career averages of 13.2 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.8 assists in 409 games thus far. Waiters had his best season with the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2013-14 season. The 4th overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft showed glimpses of that when he moved to Miami in the 2016-17 season.

However, those numbers hardly justify the hefty contract Waiters is getting. Whatever the Miami Heat decides, the fact is that the Heat will take a big hit dealing with the troubled shooting guard.

Dion Waiters Cleveland Cavaliers Dion Waiters could be traded by Feb. 20. Photo: Reuters