FRIDAY, 10:14am: The deal is official, the team announced.
THURSDAY, 7:02pm: The Heat intend to sign Henry Walker to a multiyear deal that includes the remainder of this season and the 2015/16 campaign, Jorge Sierra of HoopsHype reports (Twitter link). David Pick of Eurobasket.com (Twitter link) also confirmed that a deal is imminent. Walker’s second 10-day deal with Miami ends today. It’s unclear if next season’s agreement will be a team option, or if any guaranteed money will be included.
This signing will give the Heat 14 players on the roster who have guaranteed salaries for this season. Miami also has Michael Beasley, who is on his second 10-day deal, which is set to expire on March 17th. At that point the team will need to re-sign the forward for the remainder of the season or else he’ll become a free agent immediately.
In 10 appearances for the Heat this season, including five as a starter, Walker is averaging 8.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 27.4 minutes per game. The swingman is only hitting 34.1% of his shots from the field, which is well below his career number of 45.7%.