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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
Fan frustration on some Charlotte sports-talk radio programs and Twitter of late has often suggested there should be a coaching change at the end of the season. “It has nothing to do with him,” Walker said of the Hornets sitting 10th in the Eastern Conference, two spots out of the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. “He does a great job, he’s a fantastic coach. He always does his best to give us the right game plan, to try and get wins. “I’m 100 percent behind him. I believe in him.”
via Charlotte Observer
Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker underwent successful surgery today to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. The procedure was completed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Walker’s recovery time is expected to be a minimum of six weeks. Walker is the Hornets’ leader in points (18.8), assists (5.2) and steals (1.4). Walker averaged 23.0 points on .429 shooting from the field (171-399), including .355 from beyond the three-point line (43-121) over his last 21 games played.
Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker received a second opinion on his left knee today in New York. Dr. David Altchek confirmed Hornets team orthopedic physician Dr. Marcus Cook’s previous diagnosis of a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. Walker will undergo surgery, performed by Dr. Altchek, at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York on Wednesday, Jan. 28. A timeline for his recovery will be determined following surgery. Walker is averaging 18.8 points, 5.2 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 35.6 minutes per game, leading the team in points, assists and minutes played.
The Hornets are still looking into the status of point guard Kemba Walker, who sat out Saturday’s game with ongoing left-knee soreness, and center Bismack Biyombo, who left the game after suffering a knee contusion and did not return. Hornets general manager Rich Cho said the team will continue to evaluate Walker, who has now missed three of the last five games. Walker will have a magnetic resonance imaging and it’s possible he could need surgery. However, he has played with this injury, resulting from a cyst in his joint, since high school in New York City.
via Charlotte Observer
The numbers make the point: Over the first 42 games of last season, Walker totaled 212 assists and 103 turnovers – a 2.06-to-1 ratio. Over his last 31 games last season, Walker totaled 235 assists and 66 turnovers – a 3.56-to-1 ratio. Minimizing turnovers is a huge priority to Clifford. Walker taking that to heart has been a significant change that Clifford values. “He spent a ton of time here over the summer working on everything, including his body. He’s so much stronger,” Clifford said. “He’s turning the ball over less, and that counts for a lot.”
via Charlotte Observer
The Hornets have been aggressive making trade calls, according to sources across the league. The Hornets are searching for upgrades on the wing and at power forward, per those sources, and they are willing to talk turkey on basically anyone other than Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson. Free agents signed this past offseason can’t be traded until December 15, and few would be surprised if the Hornets make and take calls on Lance Stephenson ahead of that trigger date.
via Grantland
“I like the way he plays,” Walker, the Charlotte Bobcats point guard out of New York City, told “So far he gets great position on the offensive end. He has great pace, nice touch, nice hands. I think he will be good. Of course, he has to get a lot stronger and adjust to the NBA game.” NCAA Basketball: Champions Classic-Michigan State vs DukeAsked if he sees Okafor as the potential No. 1 pick, Walker said, “Yeah, I can see that. I still think he has some developing to do but he’s young. I think he has a lot of potential.”
Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed guard Kemba Walker to a multi-year extension. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Today is a great day for the Charlotte Hornets,” Cho said. “To be able to retain such an important piece of the core we are building here in Charlotte is exciting. Kemba is an integral part of the culture we’re trying to create within our organization and we are excited that he will continue to be a part of our team for years to come.”