How These Five Young Players Fit Into The Miami Heat’s Future

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4. Henry Walker

Henry Walker's three pointer against the Orlando Magic

Walker was a late addition to the Heat roster, having been signed in the aftermath of the announcement of Bosh missing the rest of the season due to blood clots in his lungs.

The Kansas State product was nothing spectacular, but he did fill in to start 13 games at the forward position due to the team’s numerous injuries. He finished the season averaging 7.3 points and 3.4 boards on 34.5 percent from the field while shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc.

Initially signed to a 10-day contract, he was eventually signed for the rest of the year. His contract runs through the 2015-16 season.

Thus far in his short tenure with Miami, Walker has had his bright spots. On February 25 versus the Orlando Magic, Walker hit consecutive three pointers with less than 24 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime. The Heat would eventually win the contest, 93-90.

In the season finale victory over the Sixers, Walker knocked down the game-winning three pointer with nine seconds remaining.

The veteran small forward can find a niche in the rotation as long as he continues to find consistency in his shooting.

Next: Michael Beasley

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D.J. Siddiqi grew up in the heart of South Florida in Broward County. Growing up in South Florida during the late 90's and 2000's, D.J. witnessed the Pat Riley years where the Miami Heat faced off with the New York Knicks all the way to the painful late 2000's seasons where the Heat were a one-man team with Dwyane Wade. D.J. has closely followed the Heat over the past decade-and-a-half, and unfortunately witnessed Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals in person when the Dallas Mavericks overcame a 15-point deficit to knock off the Heat. D.J. has writing experience as a columnist with sites such as Bleacher Report and Rant Sports, and he is proud to bring his knowledge of the Heat and the NBA to Heat Nation.