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Kemba Walker | Guard

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 184
College: Connecticut
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Kemba Walker's agent and the Hornets have begun contract extension talks according to Charlotte general manager Rich Cho.

Cho also mentioned that if a deal were to be finalized, it would have to get done before the end of October. Walker has been the team's starting point guard for the past two seasons, and although his field goal percentage dropped off significantly last year, he was clearly the second-best player on the Hornets behind Al Jefferson. His poor shooting hurts his fantasy value, but his ability to score and contribute in assists and rebounds make him a solid mid-round pick.
Sep 25 - 3:01 PM

Kemba Walker said he thinks Lance Stephenson can take some pressure off of him.

"He’s super tough, he’ll never back down from anything, and for his height he handles the ball really well," Walker said. "He does the pick and roll really well. He passes the ball." Walker led the NBA in touches per game last season and fueled the Charlotte offense. The Hornets won't see a major change in strategy and Walker's fantasy value shouldn't change much. His usage may go down, but perhaps his efficiency goes up.
Jul 25 - 12:55 PM

Kemba Walker and Cody Zeller are back in Charlotte, working on their chemistry during the off-season.

Walker had a fantastic season while Zeller gained valuable experience. Coach Steve Clifford said that Al Jefferson (plantar fascia) is still just riding a stationary bike.
May 31 - 12:32 PM

Kemba Walker scored 29 points on 11-of-15 shooting (including four threes) with five rebounds, five assists, two steals and three blocks in the Bobcats' series-clinching loss to the Heat on Monday.

The Bobcats did well to make the playoffs, even in a watered down Eastern Conference, and they will benefit from the experience they accrued along the way. Bismack Biyombo scored seven points with eight rebounds in spot-duty for Al Jefferson, Josh McRoberts scored 10 points with 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block, and Gary Neal hit 8-of-19 shots for 16 points in the loss.
Apr 28 - 9:50 PM

Kemba Walker is fine to play in Game 4 after suffering a minor ankle injury in Game 3.

The ankle sprain didn't seem to affect Kemba and his sub-par shooting has been more about the Heat hounding him on defense. Walker will have to really step it up with Al Jefferson (foot) not playing and he should have close to 20 shots tonight. Interestingly, Kemba shot just 38.6 percent from the field while Big Al wasn't on the court this season.
Apr 28 - 5:34 PM

Kemba Walker shot 5-of-18 from the field for 16 points during Game 2's 101-97 loss to the Heat on Wednesday, adding three boards, eight assists, two steals and four 3-pointers.

He took better care of the ball with two turnovers tonight, but he is not taking smart shots. He did hit a huge shot to cut the Heat's lead to one point with 11 seconds left, but a costly turnover by the Bobcats with two seconds left essentially ended this game. Walker and the Bobcats will travel back home for Game 3 on Saturday down 2-0.
Apr 23 - 10:13 PM

Kemba Walker scored 20 points in Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Heat on 6-of-15 from the field, adding five boards, six assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

It was his usual pull-up fest today and he attempted plenty of contested shots. The playoff spotlight may have affected Walker with tons of flashy moves and that may explain his six turnovers today. He led the NBA in touches per game, so he'll need to play within himself a little more on Wednesday.
Apr 20 - 6:03 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
3Jannero Pargo
4Justin Cobbs
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Gary Neal
3P.J. Hairston
SF1Gerald Henderson
2Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
3Jeff Taylor
PF1Marvin Williams
2Cody Zeller
3Noah Vonleh
4D.J. White
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell
4Brian Qvale