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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's phenomenal season continued on Sunday, as he scored 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting with three 3-pointers, three assists, two boards, three steals, one block and two turnovers.
Walker's career-high 45.9 percent shooting from the field has turned him into second-round stud in both 9-cat and 8-cat formats, and while there's a chance we see a bit of a regression towards the mean (career 39.8 percent shooter), that regression is not a certainty. The Hornets installed a new 4-out, 1-in motion offense this offseason, which has really opened the floor for Kemba and he's having himself a career-year. If you're selling high, make sure the guy you're getting back is a top-25 asset. Nov 29 - 6:19 PM

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Kemba Walker blocked two shots during a 95-90 loss to the Cavs on Friday, adding 18 points with four rebounds, four assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

Where is all this defense coming from? In his last three games, he's blocked seven shots, adding averages of 24.3 points, 4.0 boards, 4.7, 1.7 steals and 1.7 treys on 53.6 percent from the field and 88.9 percent from the line. Walker is playing some of his best ball of his life right now and is on pace for a career year.
Nov 27 - 10:25 PM

Kemba Walker was awesome during a 127-122 overtime win over the Kings on Monday, scoring a season-high 39 points with six rebounds, five assists, two steals, three blocks and four 3-pointers in 47 minutes.

Wow. He made 16-of-23 from the field and scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to help the Hornets pull off a 22-point comeback. Walker is absolutely cooking right now with season averages of 18.4 points, 3.8 boards, 5.4 dimes, 1.8 steals, 0.6 blocks and 1.6 treys on 46.4 percent from the field. He has second-round value on the season and is trending up right now. He won't be this good, but you have to be excited to own him.
Nov 24 - 12:20 AM

Kemba Walker made 7-of-12 from the field for 20 points with two rebounds, seven assists, three steals and two 3-pointers against the 76ers on Friday.

He was cooking early, making 5-of-5 from the field to start the game. Interestingly, Walker tends to shoot the ball worse in wins, but going up against the 76ers helps here. He is on a heater in his last three with multiple treys and at least 55 percent from the field in each game. Kemba has top-30 value on standard leagues so far and could stay in that neighborhood. Clearly the extra offensive weapons are helping.
Nov 20 - 10:06 PM

Kemba Walker scored 31 points against the Knicks on Tuesday with four rebounds, one assist, one block, three steals and two 3-pointers.

The Bronx native loves playing in Madison Square Garden. He's scored at least 25 points in three of his last four games there and even made 12-of-21 from the field today. Walker has shown some signs of life with respect to efficiency and is adapting to playing off the ball a little more. He should have top-50 value going forward with second-round upside.
Nov 17 - 10:40 PM

Kemba Walker made 5-of-18 from the field for 13 points with nine rebounds, seven assists, three steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer again the Bulls on Friday.

He did have a minor leg injury on Wednesday, but there was never really any concern whatsoever. Walker's shooting percentages are starting to dip in his last three, but he is getting more open looks with some extra help. Walker figures to be in the 35-60 range this season for standard leagues.
Nov 14 - 1:34 AM

Kemba Walker scored just 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting in Tuesday’s win over the Wolves with six assists and two steals.

He simply didn’t have it going tonight and also missed all five of his 3-point attempts with three turnovers. Walker is coming off a 27-point performance against the Spurs on Saturday, so his owners should cut him some slack. The good news is that he should be able to toast Jose Calderon and the Knicks on Wednesday.
Nov 11 - 12:34 AM

Kemba Walker scored 27 points on 11-of-15 from the field during a 114-94 loss to the Spurs on Saturday, adding one rebound, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

Kemba is coming on and it took some time in the new system. In his last four games, he's averaged 17.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.5 treys on 53.2 percent from the field. His efficiency is trending up and putting up a 64.3 effective field goal percentage on no-dribble shots seems to be helping with Nic Batum being on the ball. He probably won't be quite as good as his third-round valuation on the season, but he looks poised for a nice bounce-back.
Nov 8 - 3:46 AM

Kemba Walker scored 14 points with two rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

He was just 4-of-11 from the field, which is just a shade below his season shooting of 38.5 percent. Walker is adapting to a new offense of playing off the ball more, so expect him to get in the 41-42 field goal percentage range.
Nov 6 - 1:11 AM

Kemba Walker was surprisingly efficient during Sunday's loss to the Hawks, scoring 17 points on 4-of-9 shooting (7-of-8 from the line) to go with six boards, six assists, two steals, two 3-pointers and two turnovers through 31 minutes of work.

Walker took a step back last season shooting just 38.5 percent from the field, but perhaps he can get into the low-40s with some improved shooting around him to help space the floor. If you’re able to stomach the poor shooting, his contributions to points (16.3), assists (5.3), rebounds (5.3), 3-pointers (1.3) and steals (1.7), partnered with a low turnover rate (1.7) amounts to mid-round value in standard 9-cat leagues.
Nov 1 - 6:14 PM

Kemba Walker scored 19 points against the Heat on Wednesday with four rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer on 5-of-16 from the field.

He had a slew of open looks and just couldn't knock them down. On paper, Walker is in a better position to succeed this year and he shot the ball well in the preseason -- it was kind of fluky with unsustainable mid-range shooting, though. Still, expect him to be better going forward.
Oct 29 - 2:39 AM

Kemba Walker's solid preseason continued on Thursday, scoring 12 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and no turnovers.

He is up to 44.9 percent from the field in the preseason, which would be great after making just 38.5 percent last year. While he should be much better, it's hard to buy this increase due to how terrific he's been on longer two-pointers. It's still fair to expect 43 percent, though. Still, he's a fine selection in the middle rounds once the top-15 point guards come off the board.
Oct 22 - 10:00 PM

Kemba Walker (heel) will start in Thursday's preseason finale against the Pacers.

The injury was never believed to be serious, and given that Walker is playing in a meaningless game, there's no reason to believe he won't be out there for the Hornets' regular-season opener. His poor shooting from the field weighs down his value, but he's still worth a look towards the late-middle rounds on draft day due to his ability to rack up the points, 3-pointers and steals.
Oct 22 - 5:57 PM

Kemba Walker (left heel contusion) will not play vs. the Pistons on Wednesday.

Walker played through the injury on Monday (when he suffered it) and scored 22 points, so the Hornets are probably just giving him the night off. Walker should have a nice bounce-back season with Nicolas Batum and Jeremy Lin taking a lot of pressure off him, and he will look to help the playoffs become a playoff team in the East again. Lin will see some extra minutes tonight.
Oct 21 - 12:16 PM

Kemba Walker returned from an in-game heel contusion on Monday, finishing with 22 points, one rebound, two steals and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

He looked just fine after he was on the floor for about three minutes before he went to the locker room. Walker shouldn't have as much pressure on him as previous seasons, so hopefully he can raise his woeful field goal shooting. He'll still be one of the worst guys in that department, but is worth a look in the early middle rounds.
Oct 19 - 10:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Jeremy Lin
3Brian Roberts
4Aaron Harrison
SG1P.J. Hairston
2Jeremy Lamb
3Troy Daniels
SF1Nicolas Batum
2Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
PF1Marvin Williams
2Cody Zeller
3Frank Kaminsky
4Tyler Hansbrough
C1Al Jefferson
2Spencer Hawes