Norichika Aoki (groin) will likely need more time than the minimum to make his return from the disabled list.
Before the season started, I was high on Aoki and a fourth or fifth outfielder, but he has been mostly disappointing. With no home runs and just seven steals, his stat line is quite empty. If he can heat up when he returns, he could be an asset down the stretch, but if his first half is any indication, that isn't likely.ANALYST: David Kerr
Henry Walker scored 12 points, grabbed nine rebounds, recorded five assists, and four steals in the Heat 99-86 loss to the Hawks on Friday night.
The artist formerly known as “Bill Walker” had one of his better performances of the season, as he stuffed the stat sheet in every conceivable fashion on Friday night. He scored 12 points, grabbed nine boards, recorded five assists, and four steals, all in the name of diversifying his efforts and tying to help the Heat get into the win column. Unfortunately the Hawks proved to be too much for Miami, as they rolled them 99-86. Only consider Walker in daily leagues, were he can be bought on the cheap. Analysis: Dom Murtha