NBA Rumor Central: Dion Waiters wants to stay in Miami?

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters is on pace to average career highs in points (16.0), assists (4.4) and 3-point shooting (40 percent) this season. The No. 4 overall pick in 2012 is currently on his third team and hopes he'll stick around Miami for the foreseeable future.

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“Let's keep this thing rolling by any means," Waiters told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. "I don't want to go into free agency with a couple days and make a decision. I don't want that. I know where I want to be. Let's just get it done. My mom loves it here. Would be mad at me [if I left]. My son loves it. My family loves it.”

The 6-foot-4 guard out of Syracuse signed a two-year, $5.9 million deal last summer with a player option at the end of this season and has been a big part of the reason Miami is contending for a playoff spot in the East.

Waiters is averaging more than 19 PPG and is shooting 47 percent since the Heat began their stretch of 21 wins in 25 games.

-- Paul Saldana