Miami Heat Player Countdown: 114-110

Mike Ehrmann

Welcome back to the all-time Heat Player Countdown. In today's installment, we review Heat career contribuions from Ed Pinckney, Samaki Walker, Mike Bibby, Alan Ogg, and Wayne Simien

114. Ed Pinckney


Ed Pinckney was a 6'9" power forward from the Bronx in New York City, NY. Born on March 27th, 1963, he played
collegiate ball with Villanova, starting for four seasons. He averaged 15 points, nine rebounds, and two assists
in 34 minutes per game. After graduating with the Class of 1985, the Phoenix Suns selected him with the 10th overall pick of that seasons draft.

Pinckney spent two seasons with the Suns (160 games), followed by stints with the Sacramento Kings (130 games), the Boston Celtics (340 games), the Milwaukee Bucks (62 games), the Toronto Raptors (47 games), and the Philadelphia 76ers (27 games). The Heat signed him for $300,000 prior to the 1996-97 season.

With Miami, Pinckney appeared 27 times, averaging just over a bucket in 10 minutes per game. He also pitched in an equal amount of rebounds. He only figured into double digits once, on February 6th in a 102-90 win over the Bucks, when he scored 11 points on four-of-six shooting with eight rebounds. Although he only appeared 27 times during the season, he stuck with the team through the whole year, making two postseason appearances (four points in six minutes).

Since his retirement, Pinckney has worked in broadcast and in coaching. He is currently part of the Chicago Bulls
coaching staff.

All-Time HEATline: One season, 27 games, 10.1 minutes, 2.4 points, 2.4 rebounds, 0.2 assists, 0.3 steals, 0.3 blocks, 11.8 PER, 0.7 win shares.

113. Samaki Walker


Samaki Walker was a 6'9" power forward from Columbus, OH. Born on February 25th, 1976, he played two seasons of college ball with the Louisville Cardinals, averaging 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds over 50 appearances. In 1996, he declared for the NBA Draft early, and was rewarded with a first round selection, ninth overall, by the Dallas Mavericks.

Walker spent three seasons with the Mavs (123 games), later playing with the San Antonio Spurs (132 games) and with the Los Angeles Lakers (136 games). He helped the Lakers to an NBA title in 2002.

Prior to the 2003-04 season, the Heat signed Walker to a free agent contract for $1,700,000. He appeared 33
times for the Heat that season, averaging just over three points and three rebounds in 12 minutes per contest. He never during his time in Miami scored more than nine points or more than nine rebounds in a game. His best contribution may have been on November 29th, when he scored nine points with five rebounds in 18 minutes of a 78-66 Heat win over the Toronto Raptors. He later played in four games for the Heat against the New Orleans Hornets in the postseason, going scoreless wth one rebound and two personal fouls in 11 minutes of floortime.

Walker later played with the Washington Wizards (14 games) and the Indiana Pacers (seven games). Afterward, he appeared in foreign leagues in Russia, Syria, Lebanon, China, and South Korea. He was last a member of Al-Jalaa Aleppo, a multi-sport club in Syria

All-Time HEATline:
One season, 33 games, 12.7 minutes, 3.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 0.2 assists, 0.3 steals, 0.3 blocks, 9.9 PER, 0.7 win shares.

112. Mike Bibby


Mike Bibby is a 6'1" point guard from Cherry Hill, NJ. Born on May 13th, 1978, he attended the University of Arizona
for two college seasons, averaging 15.4 points and 5.4 rebounds in 32 minutes per game. He left school after the 1997-98 season, announcing his eligibility for that season's NBA draft. The Vancouver Grizzlies chose him with the second pick overall.

Bibby, son of former New York Knick Henry Bibby, played three seasons in Vancouver (214 games), also playing with the Sacramento Kings (476 games), the Atlanta Hawks (248 games) and the Washington Wizards (two games). Washington waived him per request five days after acquiring him on February 28, 2011. Miami signed him through the balance of the season two days later.

Bibby played 26.5 minutes per game for the Heat over 22 contests, starting 12 of them. He shot 43.7% from the field, including an even better 45.5% from long distance. He finished in double figures six times during the regular season for Miami. On March 12th, in a 118-85 Heat blowout victory over the Grizzlies, he went perfect from three-point range, hitting all five attempts and finishing with 17 points and four helpers. On March 29th, in a 102-90 Heat loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, he scored 23 points on seven-of-11 shooting from deep. He then started all 20 of Miami's postseason games, sinking shots at a 28.1% clip and three-pointers at just over a quarter (25.6%). He averaged 3.7 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in just under 21 minutes per game.

Bibby played the 2011-12 season with the New York Knicks, playing 14.3 minutes per appearance over 39 games.

All-Time HEATline: One season, 22 games, 26.5 minutes, 7.3 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.1 blocks, 6.8 PER, 0.8 win shares.

111. Alan Ogg

Alan Ogg was a 7'2" center from Lancaster, OH. Born on July 5th, 1967, he played four seasons in college with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, starting his last two years. After graduating with the Class of 1990, he was not selected in the draft, instead signing a free agent contract with Miami for two-years/$332,000.

Out of 31 appearances during his rookie season, Ogg started once. His average game consisted of two points, two rebounds, and one block in just over eight minutes. In a 109-103 loss to the Detroit Pistons on January 12th, he blocked a season high four shots. January 22nd would see him score 11 points with three rebounds and two blocks in a 118-107 Heat loss to the Atlanta Hawks. It was the only game that would see him finish in double figures.

Ogg played in 43 games in 1991-92, averaging 8.5 minutes and 2.5 points, 1.7 boards, and 0.7 blocks per night. He finished in double figures twice, but his best showing of the year was likely on March 31st. He hit all three shots from the field, scoring six points with six rebounds and two blocks in 21 minutes as the Heat lost 123-114 to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He made three postseason appearances, scoring three points with a rebound and three blocks over 15 minutes. All three games were Heat losses to the Chicago Bulls.

Ogg made six NBA appearances in 1992-93, three each with the Milwaukee Bucks and with the Washington Bullets. He later played several seasons in various CBA outfits, most recently in 1994-95 with the Mexico Aztecas. On November 1st, 2009, Ogg passed away in Birmingham, AL, due to complications from a staphylococcal infection.

All-Time HEATline: Two seasons, 74 games, 8.5 minutes, 2.2 points, 1.7 rebounds, 0.1 assists, 0,2 steals, 0.7 blocks, 8.8 PER, 0.8 win shares.

110. Wayne Simien


Wayne Simien was a 6'9" power forward from Leavenworth, KS. Born on March 9th, 1983, he was selected to the McDonald's All American squad in 2001 as a high school senior. He played four seasons with the Kansas Jayhawks in college. As a senior, he scored 20.3 points with 11 rebounds in 34 minutes per contest. After graduating with the Class of 2005, the Heat selected him in the first round of the draft, with the 29th overall pick.

Simien started two games for Miami that season, appearing in 43 overall. He shot 48.3% from the field, adding 88 rebounds. He never scored in double figures that year, finishing with nine on five occasions. His best showing was on November 9th, when he scored nine points with six rebounds (also a season high) in a 95-90 Heat loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the postseason, he went scoreless in seven minutes over two games as the Heat won their first ever NBA Championship.

Simien played in eight games in 2006-07 for the Heat. On April 18th (his last career game to date), he scored a career high 10 points in a 94-68 season-closing loss to the Orlando Magic. Miami was swept in the opening round of the playoffs by the Chicago Bulls. Simien did not make an appearance. He retired from professional basketball in 2009 to pursue Christian Ministry.

All-Time HEATline: Two seasons, 51 games, 9.9 minutes, 3.3 points, 1.9 rebounds, 0.2 assists, 0.3 steals, 0.0 blocks, 10.0 PER, 0.8 win shares.

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