Kemba Walker Rumors

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Kemba Walker
Kemba Walker
Position: G
Born: 05/08/90
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:171 lbs. / 78 kg.
Salary: $12,000,000
The Michael Jordan-owned Hornets are going nowhere. Yet we advise you to track them at least through the Feb. 8 trade deadline because Charlotte will probably be forced to consider dealing Kemba Walker. If Walker stays, Jordan risks losing his best player without compensation in the summer of 2019 — or, perhaps worse, paying big bucks to hang on to him instead of starting an overdue tear-down of a pricey but mediocre roster.
Storyline: Kemba Walker Trade?
So what if Charlotte traded Walker to begin to ease its financial burdens, as well as to jump-start a rebuild? Say, for example, Walker was shipped to his hometown New York Knicks, along with Williams, for rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina, Joakim Noah and New York’s 2018 first-round pick. That would save Charlotte about $4 million next season while giving it an intriguing young point guard to install as Walker’s successor. It would also help Charlotte’s first-round pick move into the top five in the lottery, giving the team a chance to land a star in a top-heavy draft, as well as another pick in the middle of the round.
Storyline: Kemba Walker Trade?
Walker, who earned a reputation as one of the NBA’s most clutch players, says he has to perform better in those game-deciding possessions. “We just can’t put the ball in the basket; that’s been the problem. We just can’t find a way to get over that hump when we’re down one possession,” Kemba Walker said. “We get good looks, but the ball doesn’t drop.” Walker pointed the finger at himself above all. “A lot of times we go to me, and I’ve got to make a play,” Walker said. “In the past, I’ve been great in those situations. Right now, it’s been more of a struggle. My teammates and my coaches count on me, so I have to be better in those late-game situations.”