The Miami Heat decided to keep Henry Walker around for another consecutive 10 days after the signed him to a second 10-day contract on Tuesday. Walker's contract expired Monday at midnight and the Heat didn't waste any time resigning him.
Walker will be with the Heat for another 10 days and then the Heat will have to decide to let him go for good, or sign him for the remainder of the season. It will likely come down to how well Walker continues to do, and if any other players become available that they like.
But with the season quickly coming to an end, it seems likely the Heat will keep him around.
Here's the official press release from the Miami Heat:
MIAMI, FL - The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Henry Walker to a second 10-day contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Walker, who was originally signed to a 10-day contract by the HEAT on February 21, has appeared in five games (one start) with Miami this season averaging 9.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 24.7 minutes. He has scored in double-figures in four of the five contests and hit consecutive three-point baskets, one with 22.4 seconds left and the next with 2.1 seconds remaining, to send the game into overtime where the HEAT secured a, 93-90, win at Orlando on February 25.
Walker has also 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 162 career NBA games (23 starts) averaging 5.9 points and 2.1 rebounds in 15.5 minutes of action while shooting 46.2 percent from the field.