Charlotte Hornets Rumors
Kemba Walker can’t avoid it. Whenever he sets foot in the five boroughs, the questions come from every direction. “I’ve been hearing it for years,” Walker said Thursday, after working with youngsters at the National Basketball Players Association summer camp. “Every time I come home, ‘When are you going to come home and play for the Knicks?’ I know it’s a special place, I was a Knicks fan growing up, always rooted for the home team. But I just can’t see myself in a Knicks jersey, only because I’ve only been in one jersey.”
What about Brooklyn? “It’s always kind of weird because the Knicks are here,” he said. “There are definitely die-hard fans, that’s one thing about people from Brooklyn, they’re very loyal, die-hard, believe in their team. I love playing there.”
“I just want to do something special in Charlotte,” Walker said. “I’ve been there eight years now, and we haven’t really been consistent as far as winning. I just want to try to establish that culture at some point. That’s what I want to do, I just want to make it a winning organization.”
The Charlotte Hornets President of Basketball Operations & General Manager Mitch Kupchak announced today that the team has waived Mangok Mathiang. Mathiang signed a two-way contract with Charlotte on Aug. 2, 2017.
Alex Kennedy: The Lakers will play more nationally televised games this season (43) than the Grizzlies, Hornets, Kings, Magic, Bulls, Nets and Hawks combined (37). Here’s how many nationally televised games each team will play: pic.twitter.com/Jo3TYU6ene