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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 had successful surgery on his knee Wednesday and he is expected to be out a minimum of six weeks.
There's a chance he could be out even longer than that, and his owners may be forced to evaluate other options with fantasy playoffs looming. Brian Roberts will take over as the starting point guard in Charlotte and should be picked up in most leagues, while Gary Neal and Lance Stephenson should handle the ball more as well. Jan 28 - 1:50 PM

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Kemba Walker will have surgery on a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee and is out indefinitely.

The team has not provided a specific timetable, but usually surgery on a torn lateral meniscus requires 6-8 weeks on the sidelines. That means we might no see Walker on the court until the middle of March and perhaps later. Fantasy owners are going to have to weigh their options on stashing Walker for that long. Brian Roberts should be picked up just about everywhere while Lance Stephenson and Gary Neal pick up some extra value, too.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 26 - 5:43 PM

Kemba Walker (knee) is leaning towards undergoing surgery on his left knee due to meniscus damage.

He had a meniscus injury back in high school and it's been a problem for him in the past couple weeks. The surgery would cost him six weeks of playing time, which means he would be looking at a return in mid-March. If he does opt to have the surgery, Brian Roberts would get the start and should be owned in all standard leagues. Lance Stephenson should run the offense more and have a higher ceiling in fantasy leagues.
Jan 26 - 3:32 PM

Kemba Walker is in New York to get a second opinion on his knee injury.

It's not ideal, but it's not necessarily bad news, either. There has been a lot of smoke suggesting that Walker needs surgery and would be better off doing it now, but a final determination has not been made. Walker's MRI results will give us a much better idea of what to expect going forward. Losing Kemba for an extended period of time would be detrimental, and the void would leave Lance Stephenson, Brian Roberts and Gary Neal picking up extra time.
Jan 26 - 12:13 PM

Kemba Walker is reportedly being advised by Charlotte management to undergo surgery due to the fact that he is dealing with an injury to his meniscus.

Walker is set to undergo an MRI on Monday, after which we will know more about his status. It's not yet known whether he is dealing with a separate tear, or if it's the same cyst that he's been dealing with since high school. If the surgery is done for a cyst he would be looking at around six weeks on the sidelines, but a separate tear would likely be the end of Walker’s season. Stay tuned.
Jan 25 - 3:59 PM

Kemba Walker is set to have an MRI on his knee and surgery is reportedly not off the table.

He has been dealing with a cyst in his left knee since high school so it's very surprising to see it flare up now. There is no indication as to when Walker will be evaluated, but we would expect another report soon. Walker's owners shouldn't panic just yet, and should wait until further details are released before doing anything drastic. Should Walker miss any time, Brian Roberts will likely step into a starting role with Lance Stephenson and Gary Neal also handling the ball more. Stay tuned.
Jan 25 - 9:51 AM

Kemba Walker (left knee cyst) will miss Saturday's game against the Knicks due to knee soreness.

With tonight off, he'll have four days to recover. Walker had a really bad game against the Cavs on Friday, so it makes sense to sit him down. It'll be Brian Robert logging minutes as the starter in a favorable matchup. We can also expect to see Lance Stephenson run the offense a little more tonight. Gary Neal will also play some minutes at backup point guard.
Jan 24 - 5:02 PM

Kemba Walker struggled for the second straight game during a pathetic 129-90 loss to the Cavs on Friday, making 3-of-14 from the field for eight points with four assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

He made just 3-of-14 from the field tonight after making just 2-of-9 on Wednesday. Walker was thriving while the Hornets had their big guns on the sidelines, but his efficiency went way up along with the usage rate. He had most of his success off the dribble, which is a bit more of an isolated stat based on who he's playing next too. He'll bounce back soon.
Jan 23 - 11:01 PM

Kemba Walker returned from a knee injury on Wednesday but hit just 4-of-17 shots and 2-of-9 3-pointers in a tough win over the Heat.

Walker finished with 15 points, two rebounds and just one assist after missing two games, but the good news is he played 34 minutes and made some clutch free throws down the stretched that helped secure a close win. As long as he didn't suffer a setback, he should be good to go, while the Hornets have now quietly won eight of their last nine games.
Jan 21 - 10:13 PM

Kemba Walker (knee) will play against the Heat on Wednesday.

There is no word of any restrictions on Walker today, so he should be good to go. Brian Roberts will move back to the bench and likely get minutes in the teens. Walker was awesome before his injury, but he did dominate without Al Jefferson and Lance Stephenson. He's a risky DFS guy tonight.
Jan 21 - 6:28 PM

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

He is going to go through warmups to make sure he feels ready to go. Walker missed the last two games with a cyst on his knee and he's more than likely to play, which would push Brian Roberts to a bench role. Kemba was fantastic before his injury, but it should be interesting to see how he co-exists with Al Jefferson and Lance Stephenson.
Jan 21 - 5:19 PM

Kemba Walker (knee) went through shootaround and all signs point to him starting on Wednesday against Miami.

He is averaging 19.2 points, 5.4 assists, 3.9 boards, 1.6 3-pointers and 1.4 steals on the season, so his owners will be thrilled to have him back after a two-game absence. Brian Roberts filled in for Walker during his absence, but given his poor play, owners can't drop him fast enough.
Jan 21 - 11:25 AM

Kemba Walker (knee) was able to practice on Tuesday.

Assuming there are no setbacks before Wednesday's game against Miami, Walker is scheduled to start against the Heat. If he's unable to go, Brian Roberts would again draw the start in his place, but we'll have more updates prior to tip-off on Wednesday.
Jan 20 - 12:32 PM

Kemba Walker (knee) was unable to practice on Sunday and is not expected to play on Monday against the Timberwolves.

He is dealing with a cyst in his knee and while it's not thought to be serious, it will likely sideline him for his second straight game. We will update Walker's status when we know more, but owners should have a backup plan ready. Brian Roberts will likely draw another start should Walker continue to sit, but is too unreliable to use outside of deeper leagues. Lance Stephenson and Gary Neal could also continue to see a boost in minutes off the bench.

Kemba Walker (knee) will not play against the Pacers on Saturday.

He is reportedly dealing with soreness due to a cyst in his knee, but it is not thought to be serious. We should have more information on the injury soon, so owners will want to check back for further updates. Brian Roberts will start at point guard on Saturday, while Lance Stephenson and Gary Neal (hamstring) will also handle the ball off the bench for the Hornets.
Jan 17 - 11:19 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
3Jannero Pargo
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Gerald Henderson
3Gary Neal
4P.J. Hairston
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeff Taylor
PF1Cody Zeller
2Marvin Williams
3Noah Vonleh
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell