HoopsHype Kemba Walker rumors

August 30, 2012 Updates

Chris Littman: Didn't fit in my Kemba Walker story but here he is on Biyombo: "Me and Biz work out together a lot. That's chemistry that has to happen." Twitter

August 4, 2012 Updates

Connecticut basketball alumni are expected show up in force for their former coach Jim Calhoun's biennial charity game. Saturday evening's event at the Mohegan Sun arena benefits the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at the UConn Health Center. Players say it also gives them a chance to say thank you to the 70-year-old Calhoun, who has coached UConn to three national championships. Kemba Walker and Rudy Gay are among the NBA stars who have confirmed they will be there. MyFoxNY.com

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Point guard Augustin becomes a restricted free agent in July, and he and rookie Kemba Walker are similar in size and skill set. Sources indicate the Bobcats spoke with the Blazers, Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder, among other teams, about possibly dealing Augustin. “D.J. Augustin is our starting point guard and we like him a lot,’’ Higgins said. “We tried to extend (his contract) back in December. Now, on July 1, he’ll be a restricted free agent and that will dictate what happens next.’’ Charlotte Observer

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It's a relief to Charlotte Bobcats rookie Kemba Walker that the lockout is ending, because he had no interest in playing abroad. Walker's agent, Jeff Schwartz, inquired about that option as the lockout dragged on.. "I really wasn't thinking about any alternatives," Walker said Friday, following a workout at the Bobcats' practice gym. "He asked me, 'Would I be willing to go overseas?' but I said no. I didn't think I'd be able to do that." Charlotte Observer

November 25, 2011 Updates

As I recall, CBS told the story about how Kemba Walker came out of Soundview and the Bronx to lead UConn to the national championship roughly 3,674,219 times during the NCAA tournament last year. But Under Armour does them one better, showing Walker back in his old neighborhood and talking about what it took to get out of there to the NBA. NBCSports.com

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Iverson is working with the Justice Entertainment Group on the four-team Las Vegas Superstar Challenge slated for Nov. 12-13 at the Thomas and Mack Center. Iverson, who signed a contract with the Griz for the 2009-10 season, will announce the event Wednesday in Las Vegas. Confirmed players include: Amare Stoudemire (New York Knicks), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics), Tyreke Evans (Sacramento Kings), Lou Williams (Philadelphia 76ers), Hakim Warrick (Phoenix Suns), Chauncey Billups (New York Knicks), Al Harrington (Denver Nuggets), Stephen Jackson (Golden State Warriors), Monte Ellis (Golden State Warriors), Corey Maggette (Charlotte Bobcats), Matt Barnes (Los Angeles Lakers), David Lee (Golden State Warriors), James Harden (Oklahoma City Thunder), Ryan Hollins (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers), Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats), Derrick Williams (Minnesota Timberwolves) and Marcus Morris (Houston Rockets). Memphis Commercial Appeal

September 22, 2011 Updates

(Kemba) Walker also is not planning to play overseas unless he believes he has no other option. “I’ve been thinking about it [playing overseas] lately. I don’t really want to because I don’t know if I want to go so far away,” Walker said. “But if it’s something that has to be done, it could be possible, depending how long we go into this lockout. I just want to play basketball. “I’ve always had big dreams about playing in the NBA, and the year I come out, we have a lockout. But at the same time, we want to make the best deal possible for us as players in the long run. But we’re going to stick with each other and hopefully, we can make something good happen.” Washington Times

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Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, nabbed Walker with the ninth overall pick, placing the fate of his franchise in the guard’s eager hands. “Before the draft, I was hearing so many things,’’ said Walker. “You slipping, you might go 17.’ And I told my agent, ‘Just don’t tell me nothing else. Just let whatever happens, happen.’ That’s what he did. “I can’t complain. I’m definitely excited that I’m with Charlotte and Michael Jordan. He had a huge input on what he wanted and that was exciting.’’ Boston Globe

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