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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 (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. Oct 30 - 3:55 PM
Source: ESPN

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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."
Source: NBA.com
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

Michael Jordan is hopeful that the Hornets will be able to sign Kemba Walker to an extension before Friday's deadline.

"I'd much rather get Kemba done before the season starts," Jordan said. "Ultimately that's what I intend to accomplish. We're in real conversations. I'm hopeful. Really hopeful." If the Hornets are unable to get a deal done with Kemba, he will become a restricted free agent at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. He was a little disappointing last season as he shot just 39.3 percent from the field, but perhaps he can get that up a bit with Lance Stephenson in town, taking some attention away from Walker.
Oct 28 - 5:14 PM

Kemba Walker (foot) will not play against the Pacers in the Hornets' preseason finale.

Walker is still dealing with a sore left foot. As the regular season approaches, this is news fantasy owners do not want to hear. He has missed most of the preseason with both a knee contusion and this recent foot issues. Walker's status should be monitored throughout the early portion of the regular season.
Oct 23 - 5:58 PM

Kemba Walker (foot) is questionable for Thursday's preseason finale against the Pacers.

Walker was already dealing with a knee contusion, but this injury sounds a bit more worrisome with the regular season on the horizon. Kemba started Wednesday's shoot around and then told the coaching staff "My foot is killing me," before heading to the trainer’s room. While Walker's questionable tag heading into Thursday's game is more promising than if he were already declared out, this will be something for fantasy owners to monitor heading into the regular season.
Oct 23 - 11:55 AM

Kemba Walker returned from a knee contusion on Friday, scoring 16 points on 5-of-14 shooting with two threes, five boards and four assists in 30 minutes.

As expected, the injury was not serious and owners can continue targeting him as a low-end No. 1 point guard.
Oct 17 - 10:59 PM

Kemba Walker (knee) is a game-time decision to face the Wizards on Friday.

He was ruled out on Thursday and must be feeling close to 100 percent on Friday. Walker's knee injury shouldn't be a concern and he's been fairly healthy in his career with the exception of a bad ankle sprain last year -- an unavoidable injury. Walker is a solid No. 2 fantasy point guard with upside.
Oct 17 - 12:19 PM

Kemba Walker (knee) will not play on Friday night.

He bumped knees with Elfrid Payton on Monday and there is nothing structurally wrong. Walker led the NBA in touches per game last year, but is unlikely to repeat with Lance Stephenson also running the offense. He's a No.2 fantasy point guard.
Oct 16 - 1:58 PM

Kemba Walker (sore knee) will sit out Wednesday's game after bumping knees with Elfrid Payton on Monday.

"Probably just a few days," Walker said. "It's nothing major. It's nothing big to worry about. Just a straight knee-on-knee hit. I'll be fine." Brian Roberts will start at PG in his place, but he'll likely return to the bench vs. the Wizards on Friday.
Oct 15 - 10:51 AM

Kemba Walker (knee) said he'll be fine after leaving Monday's exhibition game with a bruised knee.

Walker left during the third quarter of Monday's exhibition against the Magic after bumping knees with Elfrid Payton and did not return to the game. "I just bumped knees with Payton," Walker said after the game. "I'm all right, though. A little sore, but I'll be all right." Walker may miss Wednesday's game against the Pistons, but fantasy owners shouldn't be moving Walker down their draft boards based on this news.
Source: ESPN
Oct 14 - 10:33 AM

Kemba Walker left Monday's preseason game with a left knee contusion and did not return.

Walker said after the game that he might need a couple days off, but that he wasn't concerned that it is something serious. Owners shouldn't adjust their boards unless the news gets appreciably worse.
Oct 13 - 8:59 PM

Kemba Walker played well in his 27 minutes during a 99-86 win over the Wizards on Friday, scoring 13 points with four rebounds, six assists and two 3-pointers.

Lance Stephenson (toe) did not play, so Kemba was allowed to run the offense as much as he wanted. He led the NBA in touches per game last season, but that is unlikely to happen this upcoming season. He's still a solid target in the middle rounds.
Oct 10 - 10:37 PM

Kemba Walker hit 5-of-12 shots for 13 points, three rebounds, three assists and a block in 26 minutes of Wednesday's preseason loss to the Sixers.

Walker's shot will leave him at times, but he should still be a quality starting point guard for fantasy owners, just like he was last season.
Oct 8 - 10:01 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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