HoopsHype Bill Walker rumors

January 7, 2014 Updates

One of the larger questions surrounding the NBA D-League Showcase on day 2 was not who the next Call-Up will be, but why Bill Walker changed his name to Henry Walker? Well, DleagueDigest.com asked Walker about the change, and the laid back former NBA player commented, “It’s just about growing up, I never liked the name Billy and everybody called me that. My Mom even wondered why everyone called me Billy. I just wanted to get out it. I’m growing up and getting older, and I just felt like it was time to drop that name.” D-League Digest

October 31, 2013 Updates

The Miami Heat have begun stocking their NBA Development affiliate, with Heat camp cuts Jarvis Varnado, Justin Hamilton and Larry Drew II among those invited Thursday to the Sioux Falls Skyforce's training camp. Also on the Skyforce camp roster are Anthony Mason Jr. and former NBA forward Bill Walker. Also invited to camp was Jeffrey Remmington, a former Florida Atlantic guard who advanced out of an open tryout staged last month by the Heat. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

May 20, 2013 Updates
May 19, 2013 Updates
February 20, 2013 Updates
February 15, 2013 Updates

Jorge Sierra: Former Knick Bill Walker will be assigned to a D-League team next Tuesday, agent Mike Naiditch tells HoopsHype. Twitter @hoopshype

January 22, 2013 Updates
November 1, 2012 Updates

He remains optimistic and views Leandro Barbosa‘s late signing with the Boston Celtics and Eddy Curry signing with Dallas just days before the start of the season as hope that he’ll, too, soon find a new home. “Ultimately, I have to stay ready, which I am, as far as in the gym, and stay positive,” Howard said. “I don’t think my career’s over.” Other notable players still looking for a team: Guards: Derek Fisher, Gilbert Arenas (in talks with Chinese team), Baron Davis, Earl Boykins, Mickael Pietrus, Michael Redd, Maurice Evans, Jason Kapono. Forwards/Centers: Kenyon Martin, Shawne Williams, Quentin Richardson, Bobby Simmons, Bill Walker, Jamario Moon, Renaldo Balkman, Ryan Gomes, Troy Murphy, Josh Powell, Derrick Caracter, Ben Wallace, Greg Oden, Sean Williams, Tony Battie, Mehmet Okur. NBA.com

July 26, 2012 Updates
July 25, 2012 Updates
July 15, 2012 Updates

Bill Walker: Recently I met with people from the Memphis Grizzlies in Las Vegas and previously with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Atlanta Hawks. It was not a personal type of interview, just business. They want to know how you are going react to certain things and see what your responses are. I think if you go in there with that type of attitude, willing to accept criticism, you'll be fine. HoopsHype

Bill Walker: There will be a star rivalry in the Big Apple: You have Amare Stoudemire, Melo, Tyson Chandler and then you have Williams, Johnson and Gerald Wallace. It's going to be fun to watch. I played in New York and I most definitely would like to return there. We'll see. HoopsHype

July 10, 2012 Updates

Former Knick Bill Walker has a meeting with the Grizzlies in Las Vegas today, Patrick Frazier of Naiditch Entertainment told HoopsHype. The 6-foot-6 guard previously met with the Cavs and Hawks, according to Frazier. Sulia

April 20, 2012 Updates

Mike Woodson announced that the Knicks will sign 6-11 journeyman center Dan Gadzuric and waive swingman Bill Walker in a move to provide depth and insurance for the playoffs. Gadzuric, 34, an athletic big man out of UCLA, will be added in case Amar’e Stoudemire and Jared Jeffries break down in the playoffs. Prior to signing with the Knicks, Gadzuric played for the Texas Legends in the D-League and overseas in China. Gadzuric's last NBA action came last season when he played for the Nets, appearing in 14 games. Gadzuric had played eight seasons for the Bucks after UCLA. "It gives us another big,'' Woodson said. "Just in case Jared is not able to come back from his rest. It gives us a veteran big that's been around that could use fouls and rebound.'' New York Post

April 4, 2012 Updates
March 5, 2012 Updates

Bill Walker’s season may be over after it was announced that the backup small forward will need elbow surgery. Walker was in the rotation when the Knicks ran off seven straight wins, filling in admirably for Anthony. But Walker’s minutes figured to go down once Anthony returned and with the addition of J.R. Smith. Walker sustained the injury on Feb. 17 against New Orleans and had sat out the previous six games. “It's weird the way it happened,” D’Antoni said. “I thought it would get better. He needs to get it well.” The Knicks said Walker will be out 4-6 weeks. New York Daily News

March 4, 2012 Updates

Just when the New York Knicks looked whole, they will not be for at least another month. The team announced Sunday that forward Bill Walker will miss 4-6 weeks after he undergoes a surgical procedure known as “debridement” on his left elbow on Monday. Debridement is a term used to describe the removal of lacerated, devitalized, or contaminated tissue. SheridanHoops

January 15, 2012 Updates

There is no telling how much difference he could have made had he been in there. Durant had 21 points at halftime and did it so fluidly that it seemed as if he had maybe 10. "I give him all the credit. He's a great player, he made great shots," said Bill Walker, who started in Anthony's place. The Knicks had no problem with Westbrook maybe rubbing it in. "You can do that when you're winning," Walker said. Stoudemire added, "I didn't necessarily take notice to it. They were feeling good about themselves, they shot the ball well. They had every right to have fun out there on the court." Newsday

December 28, 2011 Updates

According to Rivers, no one noticed that Walker actually touched Garnett first, before Garnett responded with a shove near Walker’s neck area. The video, said Rivers, “only shows Kevin’s reaction, so, no, I didn’t think he would [be suspended]. “I was amused by the attack on Kevin and nobody notices the other guy hits him on the shoulder. That’s what made him turn around. “Kevin’s an instigator. I don’t mind. He is who he is. How old is he now? I am not going to change him.’’ Boston Globe

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.