Ira Winderman: Heat Will ‘Let Go’ of James Ennis and Henry Walker

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Ira Winderman has made it no secret on who he thinks the Miami Heat will part ways with.

Not long after stating that Chris Andersen was the “least likely” to return of those rumored to be traded on the Heat, Winderman has remarked that forwards James Ennis and Henry Walker will be “let go” before their contracts become guaranteed.

Winderman made the remark while appearing on the Marc Hochman Show with Zach Krantz:

“Right now I’m not so sure I’m as confident as James Ennis’ agent that the Heat’s gonna go in for half a million dollars on their player who I see as an outsider. I think they let Henry Walker go. I think they let James Ennis go.”

Ennis is due to earn roughly $845,000 for next season, while Walker is set to make $1.1 million on a partially guaranteed salary. August 1st is the date the contracts become guaranteed.

At the present moment, Miami is overloaded with players at the wing positions. Outside of Ennis and Walker, the Heat have Gerald Green, Dwyane Wade, Zoran Dragic, Josh Richardson and Justise Winslow, who are capable of playing both shooting guard and small forward.

The wild card may be second-round draft pick Richardson. If the Heat opt to keep a spot open for the University of Tennessee product on the active roster, it more than likely spells the end for Ennis and/or Walker’s career in Miami.
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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.