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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
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Kemba Walker finished the Hornets' road loss on Wednesday with 24 points, six 3-pointers, nine assists, four rebounds and two steals.
Walker broke out of a prolonged slump on Monday with 29 efficient points, and he went 8-of-15 from the field tonight. Coach Steve Clifford attributed part of his recent struggles to the absence of Cody Zeller's screen-setting abilities. "Cody is an important part of Kemba’s game," Clifford said. "It’s tough for us to win when [Walker] doesn’t play well." Charlotte just has to hope that their star PG uses the All-Star break to rest and recharge, despite his involvement in Sunday's marquee game. Feb 15 - 11:20 PM

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Kemba Walker's 29 points weren't enough as the Hornets lost 105-99 to the 76ers on Monday.

The Hornets have now lost three games in a row and 10 out of their last 11. The only good news for Charlotte is that Walker snapped out of his slump, hitting 10-of-18 shots with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and one triple. "It’s tough for us to win when he doesn’t play well," Hornets coach Steve Clifford said before the game. "There are other players who go through this, but they [play with] other players who can pick up that load and [the effect] is not as pronounced. For us, if he’s getting 10 or 12 a night, it’s going to be tough for us to win." Walker averaged 13.2 points on 28 percent shooting in his previous five games, but hopefully tonight was an indication that he's ready to go on a run.
Feb 13 - 9:38 PM

Kemba Walker made 4-of-18 from the field for 10 points with four rebounds, four assists, one block, two steals and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

It was Kemba Walker Starting Lineup figure night, so that narrative was not a positive one for Walker. He missed his first eight attempts from deep with his last trey coming when the game was basically over. Even before this dud, Walker has been in a really bad slump, averaging 13.2 points, 3.0 boards, 5.0 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.4 treys on just 28.4 percent from the field in his last five games. Maybe the All-Star Game will help get him back on track.
Feb 11 - 7:39 PM

Kemba Walker hit 6-of-14 shots and two 3-pointers for 14 points, five rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block in 36 minutes of Thursday's 107-95 loss to the Rockets.

Walker has now scored 18 or fewer points in his four February games, while he scored between 21 and 31 points in his last five games of January. Poor shooting is a big reason for his struggles, but at least he didn't shoot it terribly tonight. He should get hot again soon and he could have a nice game against the Clippers, who are without Chris Paul, on Saturday. The Hornets also had a season-high 21 turnovers tonight, and Walker was responsible for six of those.
Feb 9 - 9:33 PM

Kemba Walker hit just 4-of-20 shots for 17 points, three rebounds, five assists and just one turnover in Tuesday's 111-107 win over the Nets.

Walker had a dream matchup against Spencer Dinwiddie and Isaiah Whitehead, but really struggled tonight. He was coming off an illness on Saturday and still might not be at 100 percent, but the good news is that he played 35 minutes and was aggressive. He'll bounce back.
Feb 7 - 9:46 PM

Kemba Walker (illness) scored 16 points on 6-of-17 shooting in Saturday's 105-98 loss to the Jazz.

The matchup was brutal, but Walker didn't look anywhere close to 100 percent. He added six assists, two boards and three triples with a pair of turnovers as the Hornets dropped their seventh game in a row. Walker gets a dream matchup vs. a Nets team on Tuesday that is allowing the second most fantasy points to opposing point guards, so expect him to bounce back after a couple days of rest. On a side note, Walker passed Larry Johnson (7,438) for second place on the all-time scoring list for Charlotte.
Feb 5 - 1:13 AM

Kemba Walker (illness) went through shootaround Saturday morning and will be available to play Saturday night vs. the Jazz, according to head coach Steve Clifford.

Kemba popped up as questionable on the Hornets injury report on Friday. However, he is feeling better and on track to play. Prior to dropping a dud on Wednesday (seven points and five assists), Walker was posting terrific numbers over the previous two weeks. In his five games prior to Wednesday, Walker was averaging 25.2 points, 6.0 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 2.4 3-pointers. With his backup, Ramon Sessions, sidelined by a lateral meniscus tear, the Hornets have little choice but to lean heavily on Kemba.
Feb 4 - 1:06 PM

Kemba Walker (illness) is questionable to play against the Jazz on Saturday.

He just had an illness back on Jan. 25 and he did play. Walker is coming off arguably his worst game of the season with just seven points in Golden State, so maybe he was not feeling well for that game. If he can't go in the bad matchup in Utah, Ramon Sessions would see some heavy run at the one.
Feb 3 - 2:08 PM

Kemba Walker finished Wednesday's blowout loss to the Warriors with a season-low seven points on 1-of-5 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs.

Walker added four assists with three turnovers in just 25 minutes of action, and we can unequivocally call this his worst game of the season. On the defensive end of the court, Kemba had to watch Steph Curry drop 39 points with 11 triples tonight. We'll give him a pass since it was the second half of a back-to-back set, against a surging Warriors team, and he's usually far more reliable. Walker now gets two days to rest before playing the Jazz on Saturday.
Feb 2 - 1:24 AM

Kemba Walker scored 26 points during a 109-106 loss to the Kings on Saturday, adding three rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

He had a really rough first half with just five points before the break. Walker went back to his bread-and-butter play as the pick-and-roll ball-handler to get him going -- he leads the NBA in points per game off that play. While Walker had a great week with his first All-Star nod, it hasn't been the best time for his fantasy owners due to Kemba only having sixth-round value in his last 10. He's obviously fine and this isn't his first slump. He's still been a top-25 player on the year with a slight downward trend.
Jan 28 - 10:00 PM

Kemba Walker scored 31 points on 13-of-29 shooting, but it wasn't enough as the Hornets fell to the Knicks 110-107 on Friday.

Walker put Derrick Rose on skates in this game and the former MVP sprained his ankle in the process. Walker dished out five assists with 10 rebounds, one block and two triples, turning the ball over once in 37 minutes. The Hornets have lost three straight games, but Walker has been solid all season and was just recently named an All-Star reserve. "I know there were a lot of doubts about me. I give my all each and every day," Walker said. "We’ve come a long way [since a 7-59 season]. We had some really down years. To represent the Hornets in the All-Star Game will be really cool."
Jan 27 - 10:36 PM

Kemba Walker played through an illness to finish Wednesday's home loss with 26 points, eight assists and three rebounds in 38 minutes.

Walker tries to play through anything and his status was never truly in doubt tonight. He made 9-of-23 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs, with two 3-pointers, one steal and one block. There's no reason to think he might miss Friday's game in New York, so we're taking him off the injury report.
Jan 26 - 12:27 AM

Kemba Walker (illness) is expected to play Wednesday against the Warriors.

He looked fine while going through his pregame routine, and head coach Steve Clifford said after shootaround that he was confident that Walker would be out there, so we expect him to play.
Jan 25 - 8:00 PM

Kemba Walker (illness) will go through his pregame routine before making an official determination on his status for Wednesday's game against the Warriors.

Steve Clifford said he was "confident" that Walker would be able to give it a go tonight, so we still expect him to play. Check back for official confirmation closer to tip-off.
Jan 25 - 6:38 PM

Kemba Walker is feeling "a little bit under the weather," but head coach Steve Clifford is "confident" that Walker will be able to play Wednesday vs. the Warriors.

We should get official confirmation closer to tip-off, but with this quote from Clifford, there's no reason to expect him to sit out tonight's game.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Assuming Walker isn't limited by his illness, he's going to be a very appealing GPP target across the industry. Walker averages 3.5 more FPPG on his home court, and the Hornets have an implied team total about a point higher than their season average. Golden State is one of the best defensive teams in the league - they actually rank 1st in defensive efficiency - but Stephen Curry has the lowest DRPM (defensive real plus-minus) among the Warriors starters and Walker's price tag doesn't rival the other high end options at the position.
Jan 25 - 11:15 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Ramon Sessions
3Brian Roberts
4Ray McCallum
SG1Nicolas Batum
2Marco Belinelli
3Treveon Graham
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeremy Lamb
PF1Marvin Williams
2Frank Kaminsky
3Christian Wood
C1Cody Zeller
2Miles Plumlee
3Mike Tobey