Miami Heat ship Walker to Timberwolves for Davis


MIAMI — The Miami Heat shipped discontented Antoine Walker to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Ricky Davis on Wednesday as part of a five-player swap between the National Basketball Association teams. The Heat also received veteran center Mark Blount, and the Timberwolves acquired forwards Michael Doleac and Wayne Simien along with a conditional first-round draft pick.

Walker, 31, joins his fifth team since the beginning of the 2003-04 season. Although he helped the Heat to the NBA championship in 2006, Walker never seemed quite at home in Miami, battling injury and weight problems. He clashed with coach Pat Riley and served a brief team-imposed suspension last season over his body-fat measurements, which were outside team limits.