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.
Advice: 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.
Kemba Walker scored 22 points Saturday on 10-of-25 shooting as the Charlotte Hornets lost to the Miami Heat 106-105. Walker grabbed three rebounds and had seven assists, tallying a plus-minus of +1 in his 36:30 of playing time. He added three steals. Walker went 1 of 8 from behind the arc.
Kemba Walker said he'd be "pretty upset" if he was traded from the Hornets.
Advice: 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.
Kemba Walker scored 19 points Wednesday on 6-of-15 shooting as the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Washington Wizards 133-109. Walker grabbed three rebounds and had seven assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +14 in his 28:48 on the floor. He added two blocks. Walker went 4 of 8 from 3-point range.
Kemba Walker scored 20 points Monday, going 9 of 18 from the field, as the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Detroit Pistons 118-107. Walker grabbed four rebounds and dished out nine assists, tallying a plus-minus of +4 in his 35:14 of playing time. Walker went 1 of 5 from 3-point range.
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.
Advice: 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.
Kemba Walker scored 19 points Saturday on 5-of-17 shooting as the Charlotte Hornets lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-91. Walker pulled down three rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -4 in his 33:52 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Walker went 2 of 7 from 3-point range.
Advice: Walker had a second straight off night from the floor after shooting 16 of 28 and scoring 41 points Wednesday against the Mavericks. He's totaled 41 points in the last two on 10-of-31 shooting.
Kemba Walker scored 22 points Friday, going 5 of 14 from the field, as the Charlotte Hornets topped the Utah Jazz 99-88. Walker grabbed two rebounds and had six assists, tallying a plus-minus of +17 in his 37:13 on the floor. Walker went 4 of 6 from behind the arc.
Advice: Two nights after scoring 41, Walker shot under 50 percent for the sixth time in eight games. Perhaps most impressive is Walker's six turnovers against 34 assists in his last six contests.
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.
Advice: 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.