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Kemba Walker | Guard

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 184
College: Connecticut
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Kemba Walker scored just 11 points on 3-of-8 from the field against the Mavericks on Monday with three rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.
Since dealing with a back issue, Walker has really struggled in his last two games. He only scored eight points against the Warriors on Saturday, but it's unknown if it's related to the injury. Regardless, Walker might be a buy-low option as long as you're aware he's not a lock to be a top-50 guy. Nov 17 - 10:31 PM

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Kemba Walker (back) was a major disappointment for owners on Saturday after he finished with just eight points, five assists, three boards and one steal in 28 minutes.

He was questionable leading up to the game, and he probably would have been better suited to rest based on this performance. Regardless, Walker will have a full day to recover before the Hornets take on Dallas Monday, but owners should consider him questionable for that tilt and should check back for an update prior to tip-off.
Nov 16 - 1:34 AM

Kemba Walker (back) appears set to play on Saturday vs. the Warriors.

After being declared questionable prior to the game, it looks like his back is healthy enough for him to start so owners can deploy him as usual.
Nov 15 - 9:26 PM

Kemba Walker (back) is questionable to face the Warriors on Saturday.

He had to get some extra stretching in on Friday and even went to the locker room. Walker was able to return to the game and we'd expect him ton play. If he's out, Brian Roberts would step up.
Nov 15 - 6:56 PM

Kemba Walker left Friday's win over the Suns briefly to get his back stretched out, and turned in a solid night with 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting, five rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.

The nagging injuries haven't been fun but Walker has slowly gotten things moving in the right direction. His field goal attempts are down by two shots per game, his assists are down by 1.5 per game, and his foul shooting is 10 percent lower than his career 80.6 percent mark. Some of that could be the arrival of Lance Stephenson but it's too early to etch any of that into stone, and he should still trend upward as long as he can stay healthy.
Nov 15 - 2:57 AM

Kemba Walker just missed a triple-double in Friday's double-overtime win, scoring 15 points on 6-of-16 shooting (no threes) with nine rebounds, 10 assists, three steals and two blocks.

The double-overtime certainly helps things but on the whole he has distanced himself from early injury issues and hit the gas pedal lately. Still at just 37 percent shooting on the year, when he gets that ironed out he'll have early round upside. Al Jefferson added 34 and nine with a steal and two blocks in the win.
Nov 8 - 12:58 AM

Kemba Walker was remarkably efficient against the Heat during a big 96-89 win on Thursday, making 5-of-6 from the field for 18 points with four rebounds, seven assists, two steals, one turnover and two 3-pointers.

That's good for a 100.0 effective field goal percentage, which is awesome to see considering he came in shooting just 32.2 percent from the field. He was a prime buy-low candidate before tonight, but not anymore. Walker should be better from the field with Lance Stephenson to take some pressure off him.
Nov 5 - 10:27 PM

Kemba Walker shot just 4-of-13 from the field on Tuesday in a loss to the Pelicans, finishing with 11 points, three assists, two rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

The Hornets were simply blown out Tuesday, which explains the low minutes. Apart from the three 3-pointers this was a very disappointing game from Walker, and owners will have to hope for a bounce-back outing against Miami on Wednesday. If anything, this is an excellent buy-low opportunity for Walker as he is fully expected to redeem himself.
Nov 4 - 10:33 PM

Kemba Walker, who shot just 1-of-11 on Saturday, bounced back with 16 points on 5-of-9 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs in Sunday's 93-96 road loss vs. the Knicks.

Walker is a career 39.7 percent shooter so his owners shouldn't be fazed by the occasionally dreadful game. He may need some time to adjust to sharing the backcourt with Lance Stephenson, who also got off to a very slow start, but there are enough shots to go around for Charlotte's primary offensive players. If anything, this is a buy-low opportunity for Walker.
Nov 2 - 10:26 PM

Kemba Walker had a nightmare performance against the Grizzlies on Saturday, making 1-of-11 from the field for five points with three rebounds, four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

The Grizzlies have shut down a number of guys, so Kemba is just the latest. Walker is dealing with a foot issue and there has been no news of any correlation of this awful game and the injury. He should be fine for Sunday against Shane Larkin.
Nov 1 - 10:23 PM

Kemba Walker (foot) and Lance Stephenson (body) appear to be in the lineup on Saturday.

There has been no info on their status, so that means they're probably active. Walker and Stephenson should be in your lineups.
Nov 1 - 6:54 PM

Kemba Walker (foot) is still dealing with some discomfort.

Walker had a foot injury during the preseason, and it's apparently still an issue. Walker dealt with double-leg cramps while playing hero in the Hornets comeback win, and he also had a "cramp" in his foot when the score was tied. Walker was spotted hobbling out of the shower and soaked his foot in a bucket of ice after the game, so he's clearly not 100 percent just yet.
Source: ESPN
Oct 30 - 3:55 PM

Hornets sign G Kemba Walker to a 4-year, $48 million extension.

It was announced earlier in the week, and now it is official. "Today is a great day for the Charlotte Hornets," GM Rich Cho said. "To be able to retain such an important piece of the core we are building here in Charlotte is exciting. Kemba is an integral part of the culture we’re trying to create within our organization and we are excited that he will continue to be a part of our team for years to come." Walker added that "it's rewarding to continue my career with the team that drafted me."
Oct 30 - 2:50 PM

Kemba Walker hit a 3-pointer to send Wednesday's wild game to overtime and finished with 26 points, six rebounds, five assists, a steal, a block, three 3-pointers and zero turnovers as the Hornets overcame a 24-point deficit in the third quarter for a huge win in OT.

Walker's foot injury was a hot topic just a few days ago, but he was fantastic tonight. Well, if you discount the fact he hit just 9-of-26 shots and 5-of-11 free throws. The zero TOs were nice and while he'll have plenty of bad shooting nights, he can make up for them by racking up numbers like these.
Oct 29 - 10:41 PM

The Hornets and Kemba Walker have agreed to a four-year, $48 million contract extension.

That's the exact same amount Kyle Lowry earned over four years earlier this summer, and Michael Jordan did well to lock up his 24-year-old PG without letting him hit the open market. Walker's FG percentage plummeted to 39.3 percent last year, but he still averaged an impressive 17.7 points, 1.5 threes, 4.2 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.2 steals per game.
Oct 28 - 7:29 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
3Jannero Pargo
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Gary Neal
3P.J. Hairston
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Gerald Henderson
3Jeff Taylor
PF1Marvin Williams
2Cody Zeller
3Noah Vonleh
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell