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Kemba Walker | Guard | #15

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 184
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (9) / CHA
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Kemba Walker said he's not sure if the Hornets are planning to keep him next season.
"I have no idea,"he said. "That is out of my control. I am just going to focus on getting better as a player. That is really all you can do. I don’t know what they are going to do." Walker has one year remaining on his four-year, $48 million contract, and we already know that the Hornets entertained offers for him at the deadline. Walker recently said that he'd like to play for a winner when he hits free agency in 2019, so the Hornets risk losing him for nothing unless they turn things around quickly. New general manager Mitch Kupchak has his work cut out for him. Apr 15 - 10:11 AM
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Kemba Walker scored 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting Sunday, to go with five assists, one rebound and four turnovers in 25 minutes.

Walker has looked passive ever since Charlotte was mathematically eliminated from the postseason, and he just hasn’t been very good at all through the month of April with averages of 11.0 points, 4.3 assists, 0.8 triples, 0.3 steals and 28 turnovers per contest on 36.1% shooting. The Hornets have been getting blown out a lot, which has resulted in Walker being limited to minutes in the mid-20s on most nights, and there are no guarantees he'll be able to turn things around on Tuesday.
Apr 8 - 3:58 PM

Kemba Walker made 3-of-9 from the field for 13 points with one rebound, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes during a win over the Magic on Friday.

He's not putting up stats these days with only 39 points over his last four games combined. Some of that is because he's not hitting shots, but the bigger part of it is that Walker hasn't hit his season average for minutes in any of his last five games.
Apr 6 - 9:45 PM

Kemba Walker shot just 4-of-11 for nine points on Tuesday, hitting one 3-pointer with four assists, one rebound and two turnovers in 31 minutes.

Kemba played the final 6:42 tonight and Charlotte is still trying to win games, which bodes well for his fantasy value in the final three games. Part of his struggles tonight owed to a simple lack of opportunity -- he couldn't shoot his way into a rhythm because Charlotte committed 20 turnovers and took 18 fewer shots than Chicago. Plus, Malik Monk hogged all the offensive touches during a scintillating stretch in the fourth quarter.
Apr 3 - 11:17 PM

Kemba Walker went 2-of-7 from the field and 5-of-5 from the stripe on his way to 10 points in Sunday's loss to the 76ers.

Walker added one 3-pointer, one rebound, four assists, one block and four turnovers through 26 minutes of floor time, and he was unusually passive in this one, not getting his first shot to drop until there was one minute left in the second. We'd expect a bit of a bounce-back performance on Tuesday with a much more favorable matchup against Chicago.
Apr 1 - 4:06 PM

Kemba Walker made just 3-of-9 from the field for seven points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

Yuck. Walker did not score at all in the first half and he didn't even go to the line. That's good for his second-worst 17.7 usage rate this season, and tied for his lowest attempts from the field. Walker has made it clear he wants to play, so for now expect him to keep suiting up. Ignore this dud, of course.
Mar 31 - 6:14 PM

Kemba Walker said that he will prioritize playing for a winner as a free agent in 2019.

"I’ve always felt like I’m a winning player. Like I deserved it to be in the playoffs – to be battling," Walker said. "That’s what it will be all about in the future." The Hornets listened to offers for Kemba at the trade deadline, and these comments will only fuel the speculation that next season could be his last as a Hornet -- he has one year left on his deal for a mere $12 million. If Charlotte doesn't take a major step in 2018-19, Walker will be an obvious trade candidate because they can't afford to let him walk for nothing.
Mar 29 - 11:13 AM

Kemba Walker passed Dell Curry as the Hornets' all-time leading scorer on Wednesday, posting 21 points (7-of-18 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), four assists and two rebounds in 33 minutes.

Walker is up to 9,841 points in his impressive career, and he moved past Curry with the final bucket of tonight's game. He also set franchise records with 48 consecutive made free throws and 2,004 total free throws -- he's been a cornerstone for Charlotte since he was drafted in 2011, which is why it was surprising to hear him mentioned in trade rumors this season.
Mar 28 - 9:59 PM

Kemba Walker hit 11-of-21 shots and four 3-pointers for 31 points, two rebounds and seven assists in 39 minutes of Monday's overtime win against the Knicks.

Walker's averaging 29.8 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 4.0 3-pointers over his last five games, crushing it for his fantasy owners, but once the Hornets are eliminated from the playoff race, which will happen soon, Walker could get a game or two off. Keep rolling him out there for now, but watch for news in case the Hornets finally throw in the towel at some point.
Mar 26 - 10:02 PM

Kemba Walker finished Saturday's 102-98 win in Dallas with 24 points, three steals, two rebounds and two assists while dropping in four 3-pointers.

Walker leads the NBA in 3-pointers since the All-Star break with 56 triples. It helps that he has 14 treys over the past two outings, and he has 13 games with two or more 3-pointers across his past 17 contests since the break. Head coach Steve Clifford is showing no signs of resting Walker down the stretch even with Charlotte's playoff chances on serious life support.
Mar 25 - 12:08 AM

Kemba Walker scored 46 points in just 28 minutes during a 140-79 win over the Grizzlies on Thursday, adding three rebounds, four assists, one steal and a career-high 10 triples.

He outscored the Grizzlies by himself in the first quarter and the Hornets put up the biggest margin of victory in a game this season -- sixth largest all time. He set a franchise record for treys in a game and tied Steph Curry for most treys in a game this season. Kemba also set a franchise record for the most 30-point games as a Hornet with 55. He's been terrific all year and there's no sign of him getting a night off based on coach Steve Clifford's comment. Walker looks like a second-round player in drafts for next season, too.
Mar 22 - 9:40 PM

Kemba Walker ended up with just 10 points across 25 minutes in Saturday's 124-101 loss at New York.

Walker didn't do much to help his fantasy owners, hitting just 4-of-10 from the floor while adding only two assists and one rebound with no other stats. He'll look for a bounce-back game on Monday in Philadelphia, kicking off a four-game week in what will be the fantasy playoffs for many. It could be another tough game for Walker, though, as he scored just six points with five personal fouls across 25 minutes in his last trip to the City of Brotherly Love on March 2.
Mar 17 - 10:06 PM

Kemba Walker made 4-of-14 from the field for 11 points with two rebounds, seven assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.

In January and February, there were not many players more consistent than Walker. However, he's had two duds in his last three with this and a five-point Tuesday. There's obviously nothing to worry about here and there's no word of Walker getting his minutes cut yet. The Hornets are 6.5 games out of the eight spot with 15 games to play.
Mar 10 - 8:00 PM

Kemba Walker finished with 21 points, six assists, two steals, three 3-pointers and three turnovers on Thursday in a loss to the Nets.

Walker was just 1-of-9 from the floor on Tuesday, but was super efficient on Thursday night. He shot 7-of-11 from the floor, including a perfect 3-of-3 from deep, and also knocked down all four of his free-throws. Walker has been scoring hot prior to Tuesday's dud, and was able to get back on track in this one.
Mar 8 - 10:04 PM

Kemba Walker played 35 minutes on Tuesday, but hit just 1-of-9 shots and missed all five of his 3-pointers for a season-low five points, three rebounds, seven assists and a block in a loss to the Sixers.

He had two nine-point games earlier in the season, but had scored in double figures in 36 straight before tonight's super-dud. Walker also missed 3-of-6 free throws and it was tough to see this one coming, as he had scored at least 23 in his previous four games. His shot just wasn't falling and the size of Ben Simmons, who just missed a triple-double for the Sixers, might have been too much for Walker tonight. He'll try to right the ship on Thursday against the Nets.
Mar 6 - 10:23 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Michael Carter-Williams
3Julyan Stone
4Marcus Paige
SG1Nicolas Batum
2Malik Monk
3Treveon Graham
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeremy Lamb
3Dwayne Bacon
PF1Marvin Williams
2Frank Kaminsky
C1Dwight Howard
2Willy Hernangomez
3Cody Zeller
4Mangok Mathiang