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Kemba Walker | Guard | #15

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 scored 22 points with three rebounds, seven assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes during a 106-105 loss to the Heat on Saturday.
This was a bad, bad loss for the Hornets to drop them to 18-26. They had the ball with a five-point lead and 37 seconds left, but Nic Batum turned it over twice and the Heat came through with James Johnson scoring five points in four seconds. This loss will probably heat up the trade rumors even more for the former All-Star. Walker's fantasy owners should be rooting for him to stay put. Jan 20 - 10:41 PM

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Kemba Walker said he'd be "pretty upset" if he was traded from the Hornets.

He's also in the process of building a new house, and that he put his heart and soul into the team and the city. Walker added that he values he got his opportunity in Charlotte and that he does a lot of work in the community. He said staying with one franchise would be a "special thing" and that he'd love to be one of those guys. Additionally, coach Steve Clifford said he thinks it would be hard to trade Kemba, and that nobody has said anything around the team. Nicolas Batum said he couldn't imagine the Hornets trading him.
Jan 19 - 3:58 PM

The Hornets have made Kemba Walker available in trade discussions, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Charlotte is in 11th place in the East, despite having a payroll north of $115 million. Walker is the team's best player, but they need to shake up the roster and including Walker in a trade is the only way to get another team to swallow one (or two) of the undesirable contracts on the Hornets' books. We're less than three weeks away from the February deadline, so we'll keep a close eye on this situation going forward.
Jan 19 - 10:01 AM

Kemba Walker hit just 5-of-17 from the floor in Saturday's 101-91 loss against the visiting Thunder, finishing with just 19 points.

Walker didn't do a lot in the other categories, either, hitting just 2-of-7 from behind the arc while adding just three rebounds, two assists, a steal and five turnovers. There will be better days for the former UConn standout. He'll look to get back on track Sunday in Detroit. He went for 24 points, six rebounds and four assists across 35 minutes on Opening Night in Detroit in the first meeting this season.
Jan 13 - 8:18 PM

Kemba Walker led the Hornets to a 99-88 win over the Jazz on Friday with a team-high 22 points on 5-of-14 shots with six assists, two rebounds and four triples.

Walker has been a popular name in the rumor mill with the Hornets sitting in 11th place in the East with a 16-24 record, and that makes sense because he's an All-Star player that has one of the best contracts in the NBA with $12 million owed to him in 2018-19. "He does everything," assistant coach Stephen Silas said. "He comes up with big steals. He goes for charges. He makes every big pick-and-roll play, every shot, every play for everybody else." The Hornets haven't give up hope for a spot in the playoffs, but if they don't turn their season around quickly they will have a very tough decision to make.
Jan 12 - 10:18 PM

Kemba Walker lit up the Mavs for 41 points on Wednesday, making 16-of-28 field goals and 6-of-6 free throws with three 3-pointers four assists, three rebounds, three steals and one block.

It was Kemba's highest-scoring game since dropping 47 points vs. the Bulls on Nov. 17, but it was all in vain as the Hornets lost at home to end their two-game win streak. Kemba also limited himself to one turnover tonight, continuing a trend -- he has a total of four turnovers in his past five games, a span of 165 minutes. He'll face a stiff test vs. Ricky Rubio and the Jazz on Friday.
Jan 10 - 10:50 PM

Kemba Walker finished with a team-high 19 points, seven assists, four steals and two rebounds across 30 minutes in Friday's 108-94 road win against the Lakers.

Walker was 8-of-17 from the field, including 3-of-8 from down deep, while turning it over just once and avoiding the ref's whistle with zero personal fouls. He has been under his season scoring average in three of the past four games, but at least he has given fantasy owners 17 assists over his past two games while posting two or more steals in four consecutive outings.
Jan 6 - 1:26 AM

Kemba Walker's team-high 30 points weren't enough to beat the Clippers on Sunday, as he shot 11-of-21 from the field with four 3-pointers, two assists, one rebound and a pair of steals.

Kemba had just one turnover in 33 minutes tonight, but he was out-shined by Lou Williams' 40-point gem off the Clippers' bench. The veteran's fantasy value has fallen this year in tandem with his FG percentage -- from a career-high 44.4% last season to just 41.7% this season. We'd bet on an upward correction in 2018.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 11:07:00 PM

Kemba Walker finished with 16 points, five rebounds, five assists, three steals and two blocked shots across 35 minutes in Friday's 111-100 win at Golden State.

Walker was struggling on the offensive end so he picked it up defensively, posting three thefts and two swats. It was easily his best effort on the defensive end of the floor this season. He has 24 steals over his past 14 contests, so that's a category you can rely on Walker to contribute. The blocks, not so much. This was his first game with two swats since Feb. 9 of last season.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 01:01:00 AM

Kemba Walker scored 24 points during a 102-91 loss to the Celtics on Wednesday, adding one rebound five assists and four 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

He's taken a few bumps and bruises in the past couple weeks with injuries to his head and wrist, but Walker has put up some decent stat lines over his last four. Even though the Hornets have lost three of those four, Walker averaged 22.5 points, 2.0 boards, 4.3 assists, 1.5 steals and 3.3 treys on 44.3 percent from the field. The Hornets aren't very good, but Kemba has been as advertised for his fantasy owners.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 09:47:00 PM

Kemba Walker (head) was able to start Saturday's game against the Hornets, finishing with 19 points and eight assists across 33 minutes.

Walker didn't have a special night, hitting 5-of-15 from the field and 3-of-7 from behind the arc. He was also a very ordinary 6-of-9 from the charity stripe, although he hit four clutch free throws in the final minutes to salt the game away and send the home faithful home happy.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 10:39:00 PM

Kemba Walker (head) is listed as a starter against the Bucks on Saturday.

He warmed up with the intent to play and he does not have a concussion, so Walker should be ready to roll. The Bucks won't have Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) lurking on defense, so Walker could have another big game like the 32-point Friday game against the Bucks.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 06:28:00 PM

Kemba Walker (head) and Dwight Howard (finger) will warm up on Saturday with the intent to play.

Walker has a head contusion, but he didn't have a concussion from his injury late in the fourth quarter on Friday. Walker will get another matchup against the Bucks, so he will look to build off his 32 points from Friday night. For now, expect him to be a full go.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 05:05:00 PM

Kemba Walker (head) and Dwight Howard (finger) are both listed as questionable on the injury report for Saturday's game vs. the Bucks.

Walker exited Friday's game after taking a shot to the head late in the fourth quarter. He was unable to return but fortunately, he "did not exhibit signs of a concussion postgame." The Hornets don't have a shootaround scheduled on Saturday, so we'll have to wait until coach Stephen Silas addresses the media pregame for an update, which should be approximately 5:30 pm EST. If Walker is unable to play, Michael Carter-Williams will likely draw the start at PG.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 12:12:00 PM

Kemba Walker (head) was evaluated by a physician after Friday's game vs. the Bucks and "did not exhibit signs of a concussion postgame," according to the Hornets.

Concussion symptoms don't always show up right away, so the Hornets will re-evaluate him again on Saturday morning before determining his status for their rematch vs. the Bucks. If Walker can't go, Michael Carter-Williams will likely draw the start in his place with Nicolas Batum running a good bit of the offense.
Source: Hornets PR
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 11:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Michael Carter-Williams
3Julyan Stone
4Marcus Paige
SG1Nicolas Batum
2Malik Monk
3Treveon Graham
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeremy Lamb
3Dwayne Bacon
PF1Marvin Williams
2Johnny O'Bryant
C1Dwight Howard
2Frank Kaminsky
3Cody Zeller
4Mangok Mathiang