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Kemba Walker | Guard | #15

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 184
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (9) / CHA
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Kemba Walker scored 30 points with seven rebounds, eight assists, three steals and four 3-pointers during a 108-91 win over the Bulls on Monday.
He's having an awesome year and he might be able to get an All-Star nod with Jimmy Butler (knee) possibly not ready to play in Toronto. Walker should be close to a top-20 player going forward. Feb 8 - 9:59 PM

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Kemba Walker scored 23 points with five rebounds, five assists, one steal and four 3-pointers against the Wizards on Saturday.

He did look hobbled momentarily in the second half, but there was no sign of him receiving medical attention. Walker is back in the swing of things in no time after getting his knee drained on Wednesday with a 20-point game coming on Friday. Expect him to maintain his status as a top-25 player going forward.
Feb 6 - 9:40 PM

Kemba Walker had his left knee drained on Wednesday.

He sat out of Wednesday's game vs. the Cavaliers due to the procedure, but he returned on Friday vs. the Heat and looked great, scoring 20 points in 36 minutes. Walker's knee issue doesn't appear to be too serious, but it's something to keep an eye on if the Hornets fall out of the playoff hunt.
Feb 6 - 10:35 AM

Kemba Walker scored 20 points against the Heat on Friday with five rebounds, six assists, two steals and four 3-pointers.

He played 36 minutes and there were no signs of limitations. Walker's knee injury is more of the wear-and-tear variety, so he probably just needs to make it to the break unscathed to get close to 100 percent. He sitting pretty as a top-20 player this season.
Feb 5 - 10:57 PM

Kemba Walker (knee) will start without any limitations vs. the Heat on Friday.

Walker's return sends Jeremy Lin to the bench, where Lin is averaging 10 fewer minutes with lower stats across the board. Kemba's owners can breathe a sigh of relief while activating him in all lineups.
Feb 5 - 5:24 PM

Kemba Walker (knee) said that he expects to play on Friday vs. the Heat.

Walker said on Thursday that the soreness in his knee is better, and it should be comforting for his owners to know that an MRI came back clean. Walker shouldn't be too limited if he's cleared to play, so fire him up in all lineups. Jeremy Lin is expected to return to the bench where his value will take a sizable hit.
Feb 5 - 11:24 AM

Kemba Walker (knee) practiced on Thursday and is expecting to play against the Heat on Friday.

He said the soreness in his knee is better, which has been bothering him for over a week -- that means it wasn't because of his fall in Portland on Saturday. Walker also had an MRI and that came back clean. For now, expect him to be in the lineup on Friday. The Hornets are awesome with updates, so expect more info Friday morning.
Feb 4 - 10:33 PM

Kemba Walker (sore left knee) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Heat.

Walker was forced to miss his first game of the season on Wednesday with a sore left knee, which resulted in Jeremy Lin logging 32 minutes in a start. If Walker sits again on Friday, it'll be Jeremy Lin again in the starting five with Brian Roberts and Jeremy Lamb earning some extended run off the bench.

Kemba Walker (knee) will not play Wednesday vs. Cleveland.

Wednesday will mark Kemba's first game on the sidelines this season, and it'll be Jeremy Lin, Brian Roberts and Troy Daniels picking up the slack in his absence. Lin figures to start at point guard for the Hornets tonight, so he's someone to consider in DFS as his minutes will likely be somewhere in the high-30s. Charlotte has a back-to-back set coming up Friday vs. Miami and Saturday vs. Washington, so there's a chance Kemba can get back on the court for one of those games.

Kemba Walker (sore left knee) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers.

The Hornets are dealing with a myriad of injuries, so we could be looking at an extremely short-handed roster for Wednesday against the Cavs if Kemba can't suit up. With updates to come on Wednesday, Jeremy Lin is in line for big minutes if Kemba sits, while Troy Daniels and Brian Roberts would see extra run as well.
Feb 2 - 1:13 PM

Kemba Walker's minor ankle injury didn't limit him on Sunday, as he posted 12 points, two 3-pointers, seven rebounds and six assists in 33 minutes of action.

He shot 3-of-14 from the field, which is disappointing since he faced the Lakers' defense, but Walker's owners should be pleased that his ankle didn't cost him any games. He has the eighth-highest usage rate in January at 30.2 percent, behind guys like Kevin Durant, James Harden and Stephen Curry, and he's been a top-15 value (9-cat) in that span.
Feb 1 - 12:22 AM

Kemba Walker is not on the injury report for Sunday's game vs. the Blazers.

He did not play in the final 16:49 of Friday's game vs. the Blazers, but there is still no explanation from the Hornets. Regardless, Walker has been sensational this season and belongs in all lineups even if he's not 100 percent.
Jan 31 - 8:20 PM

Kemba Walker played just 24 minutes during a 109-91 loss to the Blazers on Friday, scoring 14 points with three rebounds, four assists, four steals and two 3-pointers.

He did not play in the final 16:49 of this game and was sitting on the bench without going to the locker room. Walker did have a fall after he collided with Mason Plumlee and was slow to get up. He played through it for a few minutes, but it was pretty clear something was up with him as he had no interest in scoring or running the offense. Hopefully he'll be ready to go on Sunday against the Lakers. For what it's worth, it only seems like a day-to-day thing.
Jan 30 - 2:04 AM

Kemba Walker scored 24 points in Monday's double-overtime win over the Kings, adding eight assists, four boards, four steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 45 minutes.

Walker shot just 5-of-25 from the field and missed a clutch free throw that would've ended the game a lot sooner, but he found a way to get the job done and helped the Hornets win their third straight game. Walker is shooting just 39.7 percent from the field over his last five games, but he is still averaging a ridiculous 32.6 points, 6.4 assists, 5.6 boards, 2.6 steals and 2.8 3-pointers in that span. He is making a serious push to join the Eastern All-Star team.
Jan 26 - 1:52 AM

Kemba Walker scored 40 points during a 120-116 overtime win over the Magic on Friday, adding seven rebounds, nine assists, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

Wow. He scored a career-high 52 points on Monday and dropped his second 40-plus scoring game this week. Walker is also just the sixth player to score 40 or more in multiple games this year. The others are Jimmy Butler, Stephen Curry, Paul George, James Harden and Russell Westbrook, and all of those guys are almost locks to be All-Stars. Kemba is certainly making a push to join them in Toronto and he's on the brink of being a first-round value this season.
Jan 22 - 10:39 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Jeremy Lin
3Brian Roberts
SG1P.J. Hairston
2Jeremy Lamb
3Troy Daniels
SF1Nicolas Batum
2Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
PF1Marvin Williams
2Frank Kaminsky
3Tyler Hansbrough
C1Cody Zeller
2Spencer Hawes
3Al Jefferson