The Miami Heat rewarded Henry Walker with another 10-day contract on Tuesday after surprise production from the forward.
Walker has averaged nearly 28 minutes per game in Miami's last five contests. Henry was a reserve in four of the games and hit a season-high of 31 minutes last Friday. The forward has given the Heat much-needed minutes after the team lost Chris Bosh for the season.
Walker's biggest moment for Miami thus far came on February 25th in Orlando when he sank two three-pointers in the final 22 seconds. The second trey tied the game and sent it to overtime where Miami eventually won.
When Walker's new deal comes to an end, the Heat will need to decide if he is a fit for the rest of the season. If the Heat do not offer Walker a contract for the remaining days, he would become a free agent and could not sign another 10-day deal with Miami.
The 27-year old made his NBA debut back in 2008 after being drafted in the second round by the Washington Wizards. Walker would never suit up for the DC franchise however as he was quickly traded to the Boston Celtics where he spent three years.
Prior to landing in Miami, Walker had been out of the NBA since the 2011-12 season when he was a member of the New York Knicks. After that, Walker played in the NBA's Development League which included two stops with the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
Miami's next game will come on Wednesday against the Los Angeles Lakers.