Walker, who will earn $12 million this season before becoming an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2019, was asked if we could ever see himself in New York for a homecoming. “As far as seeing me in New York, I doubt it,” Walker replied. “I’m a Hornet, and I’m planning on being a Hornet for a long time, so, yeah, I’m not sure about that (New York).”
While Walker was able to make it out of the Bronx to the NBA, one young camper asked Walker if he would make it out of Charlotte. “I’m not planning to leave, no,” Walker replied. “It’s not up to me right now.” He’s right. It’s up to Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak while Walker is under contract with Charlotte this season.
Brad Turner: Clippers really like Milos Teodosic and he will be back on team, per source. He opted in to his $6.3 million deal.
Mark Murphy: Celtics announce that they have waived Kadeem Allen. Semi Ojeleye’s second year becomes guaranteed today.
The Pistons retained wing Reggie Bullock by exercising their team option for an economical $2.5 million for next season. It was a predictable outcome for Bullock, who had a breakout season with career highs of 11.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 44.5 percent on 3-pointers — which ranked second in the NBA — last season.