According to the report, published Saturday night, Waiters received medical treatment upon the plane's landing in Los Angeles and did not attend the game. The Heat lost on Friday night to the Lakers, and Waiters did not play due to illness. According to ESPN, "Waiters missed the game in Phoenix because of a stomachache and was seeking relief when he took an edible he was unfamiliar with, sources said".
The next game Waiters, 27, will be eligible to play in following the suspension will be the Heat's road matchup against the Nets on December 1. He's missed a total of nine games this year following a suspension.
He also missed time during the preseason for what the team labeled personal reasons.
Following the 2019-20 season, Waiters will have one more season on his current contract with the Heat.
Waiters is in Year 3 of the four-year, $52-million contract he signed in 2017 and can earn an additional bonus of $1.1 million if he appears in at least 70 games this year.
The 10-game suspension marks the second team-issued suspension Waiters has served this season.
Here's what we know that is factual: Waiters was suspended for the season opener due to conduct detrimental to the team and did not make the team's road trip to begin the season.