MiamiHerald / So it wasn’t a troublesome left ankle that kept Dion Waiters out of the Heat’s starting lineup for the first time this season on Sunday. It was the birth of his first daughter.

Waiters, 25, flew home Saturday from Denver and was with his family for the birth of Dior Raina Waiters on Sunday morning. It’s something the Heat had been expecting to happen, coach Erik Spoelstra said, and planned for.

“The last week, 10 days, yeah, this was the target date,” Spoelstra said. “I hope everything goes well and we’ll be able to celebrate with Dion and his family and go from there.”

Dion Waiters broke the news of the birth of his daughter on Instagram earlier. Congrats @dionwaiters3

– Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) November 5, 2017


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