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Kemba Walker | Guard | #15

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 184
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (9) / CHA
Contract: view contract details

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Kemba Walker scored nine points with three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 16 minutes on Friday.
This game was a blowout and the Hornets were resting guys, so no need to worry about the minutes. Walker played 29.5 minutes per game in his previous two, but he did miss a shootaround for a checkup. He may have slightly overachieved last year due to hitting a lot of jumpers, but Walker is still a top-10 PG in most fantasy formats. Oct 21 - 10:30 PM

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Kemba Walker, Marco Belinelli, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Frank Kaminsky and Roy Hibbert will start on Friday.

Nic Batum is resting and Marvin Williams (finger) is still out. Chances are the Hornets won't play their starters too much.
Oct 21 - 7:58 PM

Kemba Walker (knee) missed shootaround on Thursday, according to head coach Steve Clifford.

Walker will have his knee examined on Thursday, but it is just a routine checkup according to Clifford. While this doesn't sound like anything serious, we'll keep an eye on news coming out of Walker's checkup. Coming off a career-best season, Walker remains a solid target in the early rounds of fantasy drafts.
Oct 20 - 11:47 AM

Kemba Walker played 27 minutes on Monday, posting 11 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in a road win vs. the Bulls.

Walker's offseason knee surgery lends some risk to his fantasy outlook, but it's been smooth sailing since his return in the preseason. He's logged at least 23 minutes in the past two exhibitions and isn't in danger of missing opening night. He's coming off a career-best season with highs in scoring (20.9 ppg), 3-pointers (2.2), FG percentage (42.7 percent), FT percentage (84.7 percent) and rebounds (4.4), and he's a popular target once the elite PGs are off the board.
Oct 17 - 11:08 PM

Kemba Walker, Nicolas Batum, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marvin Williams and Roy Hibbert are starting vs. the Bulls on Monday.

Frank Kaminsky (foot) and Jeremy Lamb (back) were both listed as probable but they will play as expected, while Cody Zeller (knee) and Brian Roberts (hamstring) have already been ruled out. This should be the starting lineup on opening night for the Hornets.
Oct 17 - 7:19 PM

Kemba Walker scored 15 points in 24 minutes against the Wolves during a 98-86 win on Monday, adding five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

Coach Steve Clifford kept his word to give Walker 24 minutes following just 15 on Saturday. Walker had a breakout season as a scorer last year, which is due to his catch-and-shoot effective field goal percentage jumping up a whopping 16.7 compared to 2014-15. Walker is a solid target in the early third round.
Oct 10 - 10:25 PM

Kemba Walker is expected to play 24 minutes on Monday.

He played 15 minutes in his preseason debut on Saturday, scoring six points with three assists. Walker has been limited in camp due to surgery on his left knee this sumer. He is fully expected to be 100 percent for the start of the season.
Oct 10 - 5:36 PM

Kemba Walker will play vs. the Wolves on Monday.

He made his preseason debut on Saturday and looked a little rusty with six points, three assists and five turnovers on 2-of-5 shooting in 15 minutes, so he will have a chance to redeem himself tonight. The good news is that his knee appears to be holding up well, but expect him to see a similar workload Monday.
Oct 10 - 11:27 AM

Kemba Walker played 15 minutes in Saturday's preseason loss to the Celtics, finishing with six points, three assists and five turnovers on 2-of-5 shooting.

Walker is clearly still knocking off the rust following offseason knee surgery, and it really showed in this one with more turnovers than assists despite the limited playing time. The good news is that his minutes are moving in the right direction and he doesn't appear to be having any issues with the knee. If you want him on your fantasy team, be prepared to spend a top-25 pick in order to select him.
Oct 8 - 6:24 PM

Kemba Walker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Jeremy Lamb, Frank Kaminsky and Roy Hibbert will start Saturday's preseason game vs. the Celtics.

Walker is expected to play more than he did last game, but he'll remain on a minutes restriction as he works his way back from offseason knee surgery. With Nicolas Batum and Marvin Williams both resting, Steve Clifford and company will get a good look at Lamb and Kaminsky alongside the usual suspects.

Kemba Walker made his preseason debut with nine minutes against the Celtics on Thursday, scoring four points with two rebounds, three assists and one turnover.

He was only expected to play 8-10 minutes for his first game of the preseason. Walker getting out there for this game was a slight surprise following Wednesday's news of him going through a full practice. He had a career year last season with his 20.9 points per game, but it's going to be a tall order for him to duplicate his shooting numbers. He's still a very strong PG1 in fantasy leagues.
Oct 6 - 10:03 PM

Kemba Walker (knee) will play 8-10 minutes during Thursday's preseason game vs. the Celtics.

Walker put in a full practice on Wednesday, and while he'll be limited tonight, it's looking like he'll be good to go when the regular season tips. He was a top-20 stud last year with averages of 20.9 points, 5.2 assists, 4.4 boards, 2.2 triples, 1.6 steals and 2.1 turnovers per game, and there's no reason to believe he won't be able to reach those numbers gain this season. Target him towards the end of Round-2.
Oct 6 - 5:59 PM

Kemba Walker (knee) put in a full practice on Wednesday and could play against the Celtics on Thursday.

"I want to play tomorrow. We’ll see," Walker said. "I’m not sure yet, but most likely… It’s all about getting rhythm. There’s nothing like game shape and game rhythm." This is great to hear following his knee surgery back in May. If Walker does play, he'll likely get limited minutes. Ramon Sessions and Andrew Andrews would be the top two point guards sans Walker. Fantasy owners can pounce on Kemba at the turn of the second and third rounds.
Oct 5 - 3:42 PM

Kemba Walker (knee) will not play in the preseason opener on Monday.

Cody Zeller (knee) and Brian Roberts (hamstring) are also out. Ramon Sessions should get plenty of minutes and will start next to Nicolas Batum, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marvin Williams and Roy Hibbert. Walker was just cleared for full contact on Saturday and went through a full practice, but the Hornets will be cautious during the preseason. He should be good to go for opening night.
Oct 2 - 12:34 PM

Kemba Walker (knee surgery) was cleared for full contact on Saturday and participated in his first practice.

This is excellent news and it also means that we might see Walker play some minutes in the preseason. His recovery from knee surgery took a lot longer than expected and he might be eased back into action early on, so drafting Walker is a little riskier than usual. If healthy, he will have an excellent chance to build off his breakout 2015-16 season in which he averaged 20.9 points, 5.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.2 triples per game on 42.6 percent shooting.
Oct 1 - 1:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Ramon Sessions
3Brian Roberts
4Aaron Harrison
SG1Nicolas Batum
2Marco Belinelli
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeremy Lamb
PF1Marvin Williams
2Frank Kaminsky
3Christian Wood
C1Roy Hibbert
2Cody Zeller
3Spencer Hawes