Mavericks officially sign Kemba Walker

Mavericks officially sign Kemba Walker

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Mavericks officially sign Kemba Walker

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Dallas Mavericks PR: The Dallas Mavericks have signed Kemba Walker. The 11-year veteran averaged 20+ points in five straight seasons from 2015-16 to 2019-20, earning four consecutive All-Star nods from 2017 to 2020. Walker will wear #34 for Dallas.
Source: Twitter @MavsPR

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
Kemba over there like “daaaammnnn brah.” – 9:39 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
A few years after their first try, the Mavericks finally signed Kemba Walker to provide an extra playmaker behind Luka Doncic and Spencer Dinwiddie. Here’s our story:…9:30 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Jason Kidd on Mavs’ evolving ball-hander depth: “Kemba is the guy if Luka or Spencer is out that he can play that role as a back-up. But you bring up a good point — you could bring [Jaden] Hardy into this situation, and he could play, too.”
👀👀👀 – 6:20 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Kemba Walker is in AAC for Mavs-Warriors tonight, but unclear when he’ll play his first game since February.
Jason Kidd: “First we have to look at him on the court [tomorrow], and then we’ll just see how he feels. He hasn’t practiced, you know, for a while here, so we’ll see.” – 6:16 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
The Mavs have announced the expected signing of Kemba Walker. Walker hasn’t played since last February 16 while with New York. With Charlotte and Boston, Walker was an All-Star in four straight seasons from 2017 to 2020. In 741 career games, he’s avg 19.5 ppg & 5.3 apg. – 5:35 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Kemba deal done. He’ll wear #34 – 5:19 PM
Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer
Coming up at the top of the hour, @Tim Cato joins me on @getcallin to talk all things Mavericks, Kemba and more: PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
After the Kemba Walker signing in Dallas, @TermineRadio is not impressed with the moves by the Mavericks #MFFL PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Steve Clifford said he feels “somewhat responsible” for how things have gone for Kemba Walker. Said Walker is special to him. Said he used to tell Michael Jordan, “I’m taking a year or two off his career” because of how many minutes Walker played in Charlotte. – 6:17 PM
Bobby Manning @RealBobManning
Clifford on Kemba signing:
“I’m happy for him. He’s special to me. He’s a guy who became an all-star play by doing it the old fashioned way. He worked .. I used to tell Michael, ‘I’m taking a year or two off his career’ … his usage for the 5 years was like top-5 in the league.” – 6:13 PM

More on this storyline

Brad Townsend: Kemba Walker on TNT: “I’m feeling better than I’ve felt in a very long time. I’m excited to be back. I’m happy these guys picked me up. I’m ready to get started.” . . Says he hopes to add ballhandling and leadership qualities, “good locker room guy.” -via Twitter @townbrad / November 29, 2022
Marc Stein: Kemba Walker will be signing a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with Dallas, league sources say. He is not expected to play immediately after last appearing in an NBA game for the Knicks in February. My full story from Monday on the Mavericks’ Walker move:… -via Twitter @TheSteinLine / November 29, 2022

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