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The Heat locked down two above average basketball players and nobody batted an eye. Dion Waiters had a solid season for Miami last year, averaging almost 16 points per game. His production was limited due to injury but he started to show flashes of the potential many saw when he first came into the league. He shot 42% from the field and just under 40% from beyond the arc which is a testament to his growth as a player, as he is no longer just chucking up bricks from the 3 point line like he did with the Cavs and OKC. Resigning Waiters should give the 25 year old an exciting opportunity to finally come into his own in South Beach.

Olynyk is coming off of a stellar playoff run which significantly bolstered his value in the free agent market. The Heat reportedly threw over 50 million to the dual-threat big-man over a 4 year contract. Olynyk will help Miami solidify the depth in their front-court and he will give them a shooting presence they desperately need.

Normally, these signings should be noteworthy, not groundbreaking, but you would think it would get some media coverage. The sad reality of today’s NBA is that if you don’t sign a superstar, it’s not worth mentioning. These are two good basketball players joining a competitive basketball team with a good coach and a good front office. Yet nobody cares because it isn’t going to stop the Cavs (or maybe the Celtics) from waltzing to the Eastern Conference Finals.