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Kemba Walker | Guard | #15

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 184
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (9) / CHA
Contract: view contract details

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Kemba Walker (knee surgery) was limited to the non-contact portions of Tuesday's practice.
"Kemba and Cody [Zeller] aren’t at a stage yet where they can do anything with contact. Dummy offense and shooting drills," coach Steve Clifford said following Tuesday’s first practice of training camp. Walker was initially expected to resume basketball activities in early July, so the fact that he's still being limited nearly five months removed from the knee procedure is slightly concerning. Until he's fully cleared to play, there will be some added risk in investing an early-round selection on Walker. Sep 27 - 5:35 PM

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Hornets coach Steve Clifford said he will monitor Kemba Walker's workload early in camp.

He had knee surgery back in May and was declared to be 100 percent in early August, but it makes sense for the Hornets to ease him back into action. The knee concerns are a little worrying, but his fantasy stock is still high after he put up averages of 20.9 points, 5.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.2 triples per game on 42.6 percent shooting last season. His offensive role should only grow with Al Jefferson in Indiana.
Sep 26 - 12:57 PM

Kemba Walker stated during a recent interview that he is now fully recovered from the left knee surgery he underwent back in May.

Walker went under the knife to repair a torn meniscus, but with plenty of time to rest up before the 2016-17 season begins, his knee shouldn't be an issue this upcoming season. Walker really benefited from the addition of Nicolas Batum, and with the Hornets retaining Batum during free agency, Walker should be able to build off last year's averages of 20.9 points, 5.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.2 triples a night on 42.6 percent shooting. He'll be an easy top-20 selection on draft day.
Aug 4 - 4:41 PM

The Hornets announced that Kemba Walker had successful left knee surgery in order to repair a torn meniscus.

Per the official press release, Walker is expected to resume basketball activities in early July, so he should be fine long before the thought of training camp arrives. Walker enjoyed a true breakout season in every sense of the term, and there is no reason to believe he'll last beyond the first 25 picks of your next fantasy draft. However, there is some new risk involved. This is the second left knee surgery Walker has been forced to undergo to address a meniscus issue since January 2015, and it's worth noting that he had a torn left meniscus while he was at UConn in 2010, as well.
May 9 - 11:33 AM

Kemba Walker scored just nine points on 3-of-16 shooting in Sunday's 106-73 loss to the Heat in Game 7, adding six assists, two boards, one steal and one 3-pointer.

His nine points were the second fewest in a Game 7 by a player who averaged 25 points per game in the first six games of a series. As bad as Walker was on Sunday, he had a breakout campaign with averages of 20.9 points, 5.2 assists, 4.4 boards, 1.6 steals and 2.2 3-pointers during the regular season, returning top-20 value in standard 9-cat leagues. The 25-year-old guard will be a solid early-round pick in fantasy drafts next season.
May 1 - 3:47 PM

Kemba Walker scored a playoff career-high 37 points during a Game 6 97-90 loss to the Heat on Friday, adding three rebounds, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

He needed some help. Walker was 14-of-30 from the field for his 37 while the other six non-center Hornets scored a combined 23 points. Walker scored 14 points during his 11 minutes in the fourth quarter, but Dwyane Wade was just too strong. If the Hornets want to get a win, Walker will need to be the hero on Sunday in Game 7.
Apr 29 - 11:28 PM

Kemba Walker cooled off in 35 minutes on Wednesday, shooting 4-of-18 to finish with 14 points, three 3-pointers, five assists, five rebounds, one steal and one block.

"He's a handful in the pick-and-rolls and there is only so much you can do with that little guy," Dwyane Wade said after Game 4. Miami's defense did enough tonight, keeping the Hornets' leading scorer in check after a 34-point eruption in Game 4, but Charlotte still earned the critical road win. Expect a bounce-back effort from Walker at home on Friday.
Apr 27 - 10:52 PM

Kemba Walker scored a playoff career-high 34 points during a Game 4 89-85 win over the Heat on Monday, adding four rebounds, one assist, three steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

The Hornets have tied this series 2-2 after the failed to win a playoff game since 2002 before Saturday. Walker has really focused on his scoring with just 3.0 assists per game in this series. The Hornets were pretty bad in Game 1 and 2 in Miami, so it won't be easy for them to get a win on the road.
Apr 25 - 10:36 PM

Kemba Walker fared better during Game 2 with 29 points, five rebounds, one steal and one assist, but it wasn't enough to avoid another loss to the Heat.

Walker did his damage in 42 minutes and was more impactful than he was in Game 1, but other than Al Jefferson he didn't get much help from his teammates. Nic Batum chipped in nine points and seven boards before getting hurt, Marvin Williams failed to score, Jeremy Lin shot 2-of-7 from the field, and the Hornets head back to Charlotte with more questions than answers.
Apr 20 - 9:59 PM

Kemba Walker was quiet during Charlotte's lopsided Game 1 defeat, posting 19 points with one rebound, one assist and a pair of 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

He shot 6-of-13 from the field and 5-of-5 from the free throw line with two turnovers in the blowout road loss. The Hornets had three assists as a team in the first half and Walker didn't have any dimes until mid-way through the third quarter, part of the reason Miami dominated nearly every facet of the game. Charlotte will go back to the drawing board for Wednesday's Game 2.
Apr 17 - 8:20 PM

Kemba Walker scored 16 points on 4-of-11 shooting Sunday, to go with three rebounds, seven assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, one block and two turnovers in 33 minutes.

Walker seemed passive for much of the game, and his lackadaisical approach partnered with limited contributions from the rest of the Hornets' starters resulted in a loss for Charlotte despite Washington missing both John Wall (knee) and Bradley Beal (pelvis, exited at the half). Courtney Lee went 2-of-11 from the field on his way to eight points, three boards, two steals, two triples, one block and one turnover, and Cody Zeller put up six points, six boards and one assist in 17 minutes.
Apr 10 - 2:59 PM

Kemba Walker scored 22 points in a 113-99 win over the Nets on Friday, adding four rebounds, four assists, one steal and three blocks in 30 minutes.

He didn't turn the ball over and he has been pretty solid in that regard this year at 2.1 turnovers per game on the season. Walker has been a top-20 for basically the entire season in a mini-breakout campaign. The Hornets are tied with the Heat, but they lose the tiebreaker to put them at No. 6 in the standings.
Apr 8 - 10:16 PM

The Hornets snapped a two-game losing streak with a win in New York on Wednesday, led by Kemba Walker's 34 points on 11-of-18 shooting, including a 7-of-10 mark from downtown.

The Hornets boast the league's 11th most efficient offense, thanks largely because of a philosophical shift toward 3-point shooting -- they used to struggle at the perimeter, but this season they're averaging 10.5 triples (fourth in the league) on 36.0 percent shooting (eighth in the league). Kemba's offense is a major part of that success, and he even rounded out tonight's line with five boards, two assists and two steals.
Apr 6 - 11:09 PM

Kemba Walker could not get going offensively during Tuesday's loss to the Raptors, going 4-of-16 from the field on his way to 11 points, four assists, two boards, one 3-pointer, one steal, one block and one turnover in 36 minutes.

Walker started this one out ice cold, scoring just one point on a technical foul through the entire first half, and he didn’t even convert on one of his attempts until the closing seconds of the third quarter. Owners can expect a bounce-back performance on Wednesday with a much more favorable matchup against the Knicks.
Apr 5 - 10:54 PM

Kemba Walker stuffed the boxscore vs. the Cavaliers with 29 points (9-of-19 FGs, 10-of-11 FTs), six rebounds, seven assists, four steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

The 112-103 defeat leaves Charlotte one game behind the Hawks in the Southeast division, and Walker is eager to make up the difference. "I've been through a lot in the last couple of years with this team," he said. "I think it would be really cool if we could win the division." Even if they don't, his efforts have ensured that their season won't end on April 13.
Apr 3 - 6:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Ramon Sessions
3Brian Roberts
4Aaron Harrison
5Andrew Andrews
SG1Nicolas Batum
2Marco Belinelli
3Treveon Graham
4Rasheed Sulaimon
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeremy Lamb
3Perry Ellis
PF1Marvin Williams
2Frank Kaminsky
3Christian Wood
C1Cody Zeller
2Roy Hibbert
3Spencer Hawes
4Mike Tobey