HoopsHype Kemba Walker rumors


December 28, 2014 Updates

“I don’t care how old you are or how young you are, you’ve got to be ready to play,” Clifford said. “Two or three guys had no intensity and that cost the whole team.” It was unclear specifically who Clifford meant, but obviously not point guard Kemba Walker. He scored a career-high 42 points to keep the Hornets in a game they might have lost by 20 or more to an Orlando team with a 12-21 record. Charlotte Observer

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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. Grantland

November 18, 2014 Updates

“I like the way he plays,” Walker, the Charlotte Bobcats point guard out of New York City, told SNY.tv. “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.” ZagsBlog.com

October 30, 2014 Updates

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.” NBA.com

“It’s rewarding to continue my career with the team that drafted me,” Walker said. “Since my first day in Charlotte, I knew that this was where I wanted to be. I am excited about the direction in which this franchise is headed and I’m confident that we will only get better. I’m grateful for the opportunity to represent this organization, our fans and this city moving forward.” NBA.com

Michael Wallace: Kemba: "Everybody wants me to make that shot. My teammates, coaches, everyone is like, 'Here Kemba.Take the ball and win the game.'" Twitter

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Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan says it’s his desire and intent to sign point guard Kemba Walker to a contract extension by the NBA’s Friday deadline. "I’d much rather get Kemba done before the season starts," Jordan told the Observer Tuesday. "Ultimately that’s what I intend to accomplish. We’re in real conversations. I’m hopeful. Really hopeful." Under terms of the NBA’s rookie pay scale, the Hornets can sign Walker to an extension by Oct. 31, thus avoiding him becoming a restricted free agent in July. Walker has said his preference is to remain a Hornet under a long-term deal. Charlotte Observer

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The Hornets played Wednesday without point guard Kemba Walker (knee contusion suffered Monday against the Orlando Magic). Coach Steve Clifford sounded like there’s a good chance Walker might also miss Friday’s exhibition in Washington. Charlotte Observer

October 14, 2014 Updates

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker suffered a contusion on his left knee during Monday night's NBA preseason game against the Orlando Magic. Walker, playing in the final year of his rookie contract with the Hornets, was injured early in the third quarter after a collision with Magic guard Elfrid Payton on a drive to the basket. "I just bumped knees with Payton," Walker said after Monday's game. "I'm all right, though. A little sore, but I'll be all right." ESPN.com

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