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Kemba Walker | Guard

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 184
College: Connecticut
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Kemba Walker scored 17 points (4-of-11 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs) on Sunday, adding three 3-pointers, two assists, one rebound, two steals and three turnovers through 24 minutes of action.
The poor shooting will weigh down Walker's fantasy value, but the 3-of-4 shooting performance from beyond the arc is worth noting. Walker shot a career-low 30.4 percent from 3-point range last season, and that's something that Clifford wanted him to improve upon this offseason. Walker will have some more floor spacers around him this season, so that could help him with his efficiency and 3-point shooting. He's someone to consider once the top-tier point guards are off the board. Oct 4 - 9:36 PM

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Steve Clifford said that he would like for Kemba Walker to become a better 3-point shooter this upcoming season.

Clifford said that he feels this will be possible because he believes defenses won't be able to focus as much on Walker this season. He's planning on using more of a "four-out" offense, and the addition of Nicolas Batum should open things up a bit for Walker. Kemba’s high-volume, low-make style of play really limits his fantasy value, so owners shouldn't turn their eyes to Walker until the other top-tier guards are already off the board.
Sep 19 - 1:52 PM

Gerald Henderson said he's seen another level from Kemba Walker this summer.

Only Michael Carter-Williams and DeMar DeRozan were worse than Kemba for effective field goal percentage (eFG%). His shooting percentage on pull-up 3s dipped all the way to a woeful 25.6, so hopefully that's where he's on another level. Fantasy owners should expect Kemba to be near 40 percent from the field.
Aug 21 - 3:13 PM

Hornets coach Steve Clifford said that Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lin might play together in the backcourt for limited stretches this season.

It's unlikely that the pair would have much overlap in Clifford's rotations, however, and beat writer Rick Bonnell describes Lin's role as "[creating] offense for the second unit, whether it be getting to the rim, hitting 3s or finding open shooters." Fantasy owners in standard leagues should steer clear of Lin as long as Walker is healthy.
Jul 27 - 12:41 AM

Hornets GM Rich Cho said Kemba Walker needs to improve his midrange and three-point shooting.

Walker shot a career-wost 30.4 percent from downtown this season, a number that's unacceptable for a point guard who relies on volume shooting in order to get himself going. A surgical procedure on Walker's knee didn't help anything this season, but Kemba needs to show improvement in a big way after inking a lucrative four-year, $48 million extension in 2014.
Apr 20 - 11:26 AM

Kemba Walker scored 17 points during a 92-87 loss to the Raptors on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer.

He had a very disappointing finish to his season. In his previous 19 games since the break, Walker averaged just 14.2 points, 3.1 boards, 4.9 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.9 treys on 34.8 percent from the field. After he looked tremendous the last time Al Jefferson missed games back in January, this awful finish stings even more. He'll be a mid-round player to target next season.
Apr 15 - 10:02 PM

Kemba Walker and Co. were run out of the gym on Friday by the Hawks, and Walker finished with 11 points, one rebound, six assists and two threes in 24 minutes.

Walker hit 4-of-12 shots and the only good news for owners in the Hornets' meaningless finish is that he doesn't like to miss games. Bismack Biyombo was required to play 31 minutes in the blowout loss, scoring one point on a free throw to go with his 11 boards and one block. Marvin Williams hit just 1-of-7 shots (no threes) for three points, nine boards, four assists, one steal and one block, and Gerald Henderson gave a pedestrian 10 points and not much else.
Apr 10 - 11:01 PM

Kemba Walker launched 20 shots on Tuesday but made only seven of them, finishing a crucial loss with 17 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Walker is shooting an abysmal 25.6 percent from the 10-14 feet range this season, and he's below 43 percent everywhere outside of five feet. Brutal FG percentages take a chunk out of Kemba's fantasy appeal, but he remains a must-start player as the Hornets' go-to player with Al Jefferson (knee) on the shelf indefinitely.
Apr 7 - 10:24 PM

Kemba Walker scored 24 points during a 92-91 win against the 76ers on Saturday with five rebounds, two assists and two turnovers.

His best stretch of the season was without Al Jefferson (knee), so we should see plenty of big lines. Plus, Kemba's efficiency was up the last time Al missed multiple games. His fantasy owners can raise their expectations for the next couple games.
Apr 4 - 10:19 PM

Kemba Walker came to the defense of head coach Steve Clifford during a recent interview, saying that the players should be the ones blamed for the Hornets struggles this season.

"It was no (coincidence) we got to the playoffs last season," Walker said of Clifford’s coaching. "It hasn’t been the best season for us this year, but he is definitely not to blame. We’re the ones out there playing, we’re the ones who have to execute, we’re the ones who have to win those games. I think it’s on us." While Kemba would like to deflect some blame back onto the players, it's hard to point the finger at Walker. Over the past three games Kemba has put in averages of 22.0 points, 7.3 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 1.7 steals, 1.7 three-pointers with just 0.7 turnovers per game on 44.2 percent shooting from the field.
Apr 3 - 8:35 AM

Kemba Walker carried the Hornets on offense during a 116-104 loss to the Celtics on Monday, scoring 28 points with three rebounds, 12 assists, two steals and two 3-pointers.

Al Jefferson isn't himself right now, so expect Walker to dominate the ball. He had 20 shots from the field and nine from the line in 40 minutes tonight. The loss tonight moves the Hornets 1.5 games behind the Celtics for the No. 8 seed and the Hornets are absolutely trying to make the playoffs. Walker should be busy the rest of the way.
Mar 30 - 11:14 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Jeremy Lin
3Brian Roberts
4Aaron Harrison
SG1Nicolas Batum
2Jeremy Lamb
3Troy Daniels
4Elliot Williams
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2P.J. Hairston
3Sam Thompson
PF1Frank Kaminsky
2Marvin Williams
3Tyler Hansbrough
4Cody Zeller
C1Al Jefferson
2Spencer Hawes
3Jason Washburn