by Marcel Mutoni

The Miami Heat didn’t have the most pleasant of offseasons. Their starting shooting guard isn’t expected to be back on the court until January, one of their forwards was robbed at gunpoint (which didn’t deter him from trying to reach Oliver Miller-esque levels of gluttony), and they addressed their point guard problems by signing … Smush Parker.

The outlook for the Heat may not necessarily be sunny, but management is trying to make things better (in the scoring and being-in-shape department, at least). According to ESPN‘s Marc Stein, the Miami Heat are close to landing Ricky Davis and Mark Blount in exchange for Antoine Walker, Michael Doleac and Wayne Simien.

Minnesota initially balked at taking back Walker in the deal, sources said, but it’s believed that the Heat will send the Wolves at least one future draft pick to push the trade through.

Davis should provide Miami with some of the scoring it needs while Wade recovers from shoulder surgery, and with coach Riley’s disdain for Walker being well documented, this sounds like a winner of a deal for Miami.

As for Minny and its fans, prepare yourselves for the blubbery shimmy!

Update: According to Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentinel, it’s a done deal.