MIAMI (AP) _ Antoine Walker's turbulent time with the Miami Heat
The Heat traded the three-time All-Star forward to the Minnesota
Timberwolves Wednesday in a five-player deal that came one day after
Miami completed a winless preseason.
Walker, backup center Michael Doleac, oft-injured forward Wayne
Simien and a conditional first-round draft pick were sent to
Minnesota for former Miami swingman Ricky Davis and center Mark
The deal gives Minnesota added depth and gives Miami a third
scoring option it wanted in Davis. The Heat will try to fit him in
alongside Shaquille O'Neal and Dwyane Wade -- the 2006 finals MVP
who'll miss a few more weeks while recovering from knee and
Walker helped the Heat win the 2006 NBA title but hasn't always
had the easiest time dealing with Heat coach Pat Riley's strict
Walker was briefly suspended last year because his body-fat
measurement wasn't within team limits, and he arrived for training
camp earlier this month not in the shape Riley wanted.
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