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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 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

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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

Kemba Walker led the NBA this season in touches per game at 100.3.

He ranked fourth in total time of possession and has quickly become a facilitator with a career-high 6.1 assists per game. Walker also brought his turnovers down to 2.3 per game this season, but his shooting percentage did drop down to 39.3 percent due to struggling a bit around the rim. He and the Bobcats will have their hands full with the Heat in the first round.
Apr 17 - 4:36 PM

Kemba Walker hit just 6-of-16 shots and missed all six of this 3-point attempts, but he still finished with 22 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, a steal and a block in a tough win over the Bulls.

The Bobcats needed this win to possibly move up to No. 6, but it looks like the Wizards are going to win, setting up a Bobcats vs. Heat first-round playoff matchup.
Apr 16 - 9:51 PM

Kemba Walker, who hit just 1-of-9 shots on Monday, said on Tuesday that his groin feels good.

Consider the injury to be behind him as the Bobcats prepare for Round 1 of the playoffs, where they'll likely face the Heat.
Apr 15 - 1:46 PM

Kemba Walker (groin) returned to action in Monday's win over the Hawks, hitting just 1-of-9 shots (including a three) for five points, zero rebounds and seven assists in 24 minutes.

Clearly he's not at 100 percent but a chance at the No. 6 seed, which would avoid Miami, is still on the line and he's going to push through if he can. Gerald Henderson was just as bad but without an excuse, hitting an identical 1-of-9 shots for four points, five rebounds and three assists, and Al Jefferson went for 27 and 15 with one steal against the Hawks' depleted squad.
Apr 14 - 10:45 PM

Kemba Walker (groin) will start against the Hawks on Monday.

He missed two games with a sore groin and must be feeling well. Walker can be placed back in all fantasy lineups while Luke Ridnour can be cut across the board.
Apr 14 - 6:54 PM

Kemba Walker (groin injury) is expected to play vs. the Hawks on Monday.

Walker made it through shootaround without any setbacks so it seems like he's ready to start after missing the past two games. Charlotte is still one game behind the sixth-place Wizards, so depending upon the outcome of Monday's games they can still move up the rankings.
Apr 14 - 12:06 PM

Kemba Walker (groin) will miss his second straight game vs. the 76ers on Saturday.

Luke Ridnour gets another start at PG in his absence, and Gary Neal should also take on a bigger role as Charlotte tries to knock off the lowly 76ers while gearing up for the playoffs. Walker remains day-to-day and his absence may be somewhat precautionary as the Bobcats have no incentive to push him with a playoff spot locked up.
Apr 12 - 5:30 PM

Kemba Walker (groin) will not play against the Celtics on Friday night.

Kemba played 44 minutes on Wednesday and he may have suffered the injury late in that game. The team is hoping he'll be ready to go on Saturday and maybe the team is playing it safe considering they're already in the playoffs. Luke Ridnour will start and is possibility as a fantasy option. Walker owners will want to check back for his status on Saturday.
Apr 11 - 6:05 PM

Kemba Walker (groin) is questionable for Friday's game against the Celtics.

This comes out of left field as Walker played 44 minutes in Wednesday's win at Washington. He apparently sustained the groin tweak late in that one. Beat writer Rick Bonnell does not expect Walker to play Friday night given the tricky nature of soft-tissue injuries and how close we are to the playoffs. Luke Ridnour, Gary Neal and Chris Douglas-Roberts all figure to get a boost in minutes until Walker returns. None are very exciting fantasy plug-n-plays.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
3Jannero Pargo
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