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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 hit just 3-of-17 shots (including a three) in Friday's double-overtime loss, finishing with nine points, one rebound, 10 assists, three steals and two blocks.
Walker couldn't connect tonight but with players dropping like flies in Charlotte he should have plenty of big nights going forward. He's an early round play over the last week despite hitting just 33.8 percent of his shots on 16.3 attempts per game. Mar 27 - 11:24 PM

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Kemba Walker scored 29 points on 11-of-24 from the field against the Bulls during a 98-86 loss on Monday, adding two rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

He had his best stretch this season when he was on the court while Al Jefferson (knee) was out and Jefferson suffered some knee soreness tonight. Regardless, Walker has played 34 minutes in each of his last two games and looks ready to be unleashed as a scorer again.
Mar 23 - 11:34 PM

Kemba Walker stole the ball six times vs. Minnesota on Sunday, adding 16 points, three rebounds and eight assists in a much-needed road win.

Walker played 34 minutes without any turnovers and he looked perfectly healthy, rewarding fantasy owners who took a chance on him while he was rehabbing from knee surgery. He should be a terrific fantasy play in the coming weeks, as the Hornets are viewing every game as a must-win to make the playoffs -- they now hold the No. 8 seed, half a game ahead of the Celtics and Pacers.
Mar 22 - 9:38 PM

Kemba Walker returned to the starting lineup in Friday's loss to the Kings, scoring 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting with five rebounds, two assists and four steals in 31 minutes.

The Hornets looked bad as a team but Walker looked pretty good individually. He should be locked into lineups going forward.
Mar 21 - 2:42 AM

Kemba Walker will start against the Kings on Friday night.

He has been coming off the bench in favor of Mo Williams, but should get more run tonight. Walker is a must-start player and should be very helpful to fantasy owners with his 4-4-4 weekly schedule starting on Monday. Williams could still have solid fantasy value off the bench.
Mar 20 - 9:56 PM

Kemba Walker showed incremental improvement in 24 minutes on Tuesday, scoring 15 points on 3-of-8 field goals and 7-of-8 free throws.

He made two 3-pointers and chipped in three rebounds, two assists and one steal, helping Charlotte erase a big first-half deficit before ultimately succumbing to L.A. Hornets coach Steve Clifford wouldn't divulge when he might start Walker, saying only that his star PG is still scraping off the rust from his six-week absence. Kemba is now averaging 9.0 points on 25.6 percent shooting in four games since returning to action, but tonight's relative outburst may be enough incentive to deploy him.
Mar 18 - 1:21 AM

According to head coach Steve Clifford, Kemba Walker will continue to come off the bench behind Mo Williams.

"Obviously he's rusty," Clifford said. " He was out six weeks." In his first three games since returning from his knee injury, Walker has averaged just 7.0 points, 4.0 assists, 3.3 boards and 1.0 3-pointer in 23.0 minutes per game, but those numbers should continue to rise as he starts to improve his overall conditioning. His owners will need to exercise some patience, but Walker should be fine moving forward and is still a must-own player.
Mar 17 - 9:31 PM

Kemba Walker got his week off on the wrong foot with just five points on 1-of-8 shooting, one three, one board, three assists and two steals in 25 minutes during Monday's blowout loss.

Walker put up 10 points, eight boards and seven assists on Friday, so this is a mild disappointment with the only caveat being that the Jazz almost doubled the Hornets' score tonight. If this continues beyond a blowout game like this, then owners would probably want to move him to the bench across the board, but for now he's probably still fit for most lineups. You can put Mo Williams (seven points, three boards, three assists, one three, 3-of-12 FGs) in the same bucket.
Mar 17 - 12:28 AM

Kemba Walker played 28 minutes against the Bulls on Friday with 10 points, eight boards, seven assists, one block and one turnover.

He made 4-of-14, which was only a tiny step up from his 2-of-9 from the field on Wednesday in his first game since his knee surgery. Walker came off the bench tonight, but he should be in the starting lineup in the very near future. Despite the slow start, he's a must-start player.
Mar 13 - 10:35 PM

Kemba Walker will again come off the bench for Friday's game vs. Chicago, but head coach Steve Clifford expects him to play more tonight.

Walker played just 16 minutes in his return to action on Wednesday, but with Al Jefferson (knee) going down, Clifford may be forced to play Kemba more than he'd like to with Charlotte fighting for a playoff spot. It's not clear exactly how much more Kemba will play, but given his upside, he's worth slotting into your active roster.
Mar 13 - 5:37 PM

Kemba Walker will again come off the bench for Friday's game against Chicago.

Walker was limited to just 16 minutes in his return to action on Wednesday, and it's not clear if he'll see much more floor time than that on Friday. Until the minutes restriction is lifted, Walker would probably be best served on your bench in standard leagues.
Mar 12 - 2:06 PM

Kemba Walker felt "confident" in the health of his knee while playing 16 minutes off the bench in his return on Wednesday.

He scored six points and hopes to play more minutes beginning Friday vs. the Bulls. Charlotte is likely to slowly ramp up his playing time but they'll take whatever production Walker can give them, especially with Al Jefferson (calf) iffy and Cody Zeller (shoulder) doubtful to play. Owners may want to bench Walker one more game as a precaution, but he should be a strong option with three straight four-game weeks coming up for the Hornets.
Mar 12 - 9:45 AM

Kemba Walker returned from his knee injury and played just 16 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with six points, two assists and two 3-pointers on 2-of-9 shooting.

He was obviously rusty and is just going to try to get back to form prior to the start of the playoffs. However, after Al Jefferson heard a 'pop' in his calf tonight, the Bobcats may have trouble qualifying for the postseason, especially with the Celtics coming on strong. As for Walker, hang in there with him, but put him on your bench if you have other options.
Mar 11 - 10:55 PM

Kemba Walker (knee) will come off the bench for Wednesday's game vs. the Kings.

He is expected to be eased into action and is only going to see around 9 minutes per half, so owners should probably leave him on the bench for now. Walker shouldn't be sitting on any waiver wires at the moment, and he and Mo Williams should both be locked into solid value for the rest of the way as the Hornets seek a playoff berth. For what it's worth, head coach Steve Clifford said that Williams and Walker will play a lot together, so Williams' owners shouldn't be too concerned.
Mar 11 - 11:23 AM

Kemba Walker (knee) did some 3-on-3 work during Tuesday's practice, and said he intends to suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Kings.

Walker will likely have his minutes limited, as his conditioning is likely not where it needs to be, but it looks like he'll be in the starting lineup on Wednesday. Mo Williams may head to the bench upon Walker's return, but head coach Steve Clifford has said he will be playing the pair a lot together, so Williams' value doesn't take too big of a hit here. Lance Stephenson is currently behind Gerald Henderson in the rotation, so he could be the odd man out when Walker returns.
Mar 10 - 7:34 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Mo Williams
3Brian Roberts
SG1Gerald Henderson
2Lance Stephenson
3P.J. Hairston
4Troy Daniels
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeff Taylor
PF1Cody Zeller
2Marvin Williams
3Noah Vonleh
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell