HEAT Signs Henry Walker for Season
Photo Credit: Issac Baldizon
MIAMI, March 13 – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Henry Walker for the remainder of the season. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Walker has appeared in 10 games (five starts) with the HEAT this season averaging 8.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 27.4 minutes, helping Miami to a 6-4 record over that span. He recorded a career-high four steals on March 11 vs. Brooklyn, a career-high three blocks on March 7 vs. Sacramento and his six charges taken this season are already the third-most on the team. He also hit consecutive three-point baskets, one with 22.4 seconds left and the next with 2.1 seconds remaining, on February 25 at Orlando to send the game into overtime where the HEAT secured a, 93-90, win.
Walker, who was originally signed to a 10-day contract by the HEAT on February 21 and then re-signed to a second 10-day contract on March 3, appeared in 17 games (eight starts) for the HEAT’s NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, this season averaging 15.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.00 steals and 27.8 minutes while shooting 46.8 percent from the field and 44.8 percent from three-point range. He was originally drafted in the second round (47th overall) by the Washington Wizards in the 2008 NBA Draft. The four-year NBA veteran has now appeared in 167 career NBA games (27 starts) averaging 5.9 points and 2.1 rebounds in 15.9 minutes of action while shooting 45.7 percent from the field.