Walker is heavy and inefficient and one of the most unpopular players in Heat history, so Miami's disastrous offseason got slightly less disastrous with his subtraction. But a less awful offseason is still awful. Davis does not fix that.I just spent a couple of days in Miami. There is nothing more fun than listening to Miami talk radio when the Dolphins are losing. It's even better when the Heat have had a bad offseason. The callers just get hysterically depressed.
Step back from Wednesday's feel-good and examine the larger picture: This summer, Miami essentially traded James Posey, Jason Kapono, Eddie Jones, Walker and Michael Doleac for Davis, Mark Blount, Smush Parker and Anfernee Hardaway. That's not a net gain, no matter how much Carlos Boozer raves about how good Hardaway has looked in their Overtown scrimmages. Boston and Orlando have gotten a lot better. Miami is not any better than it was while getting swept out of the playoffs in the first round.
Right now it looks like Atlanta may be the biggest competition in the Southeast division with the addition of Horford and so many players on contract years while Wade is not ready to start the season, Etan is out in Washington and Morrison / May are out in Charlotte.