Kemba Walker RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kemba Walker on future with the Hornets: ‘I have no idea’

    Sportsnaut "Yet another disappointing season for the Charlotte Hornets came to a conclusion with a 119-93 win over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday. Charlotte finished the season with a 36-46 record, missing out on the playoffs for a second consecutive year. The backdrop of this is the team’s decision to hire..." April 11

  • Kemba Walker Becomes Hornets All-Time Leading Scorer

    SLAM Online "With 21 points on Wednesday night, Kemba Walker became the all-time leading scorer in Charlotte Hornets history with 9,841 points, surpassing Dell Curry. The seventh-year guard out of UConn has been with Charlotte his entire career and has averaged over 20 points per game each of the last three..." March 29

  • Something Hornets’ Kemba Walker calls ‘just not fun’ could force him out of Charlotte

    Charlotte Observer "Kemba Walker’s competitive zeal has pushed him to the verge of being the Charlotte Hornets’ all-time leading scorer. That same passion for winning could eventually push him to another team. Walker entered Monday’s home game against the New York Knicks 50 points from breaking Dell Curry’s..." March 27

  • Charlotte crossed Kemba Walker off draft list before NCAA tournament

    Pro Basketball Talk "Here are the NBA draft prospects you should be watching in this year’s NCAA tournament. In 2011, Kemba Walker turned heads while leading UConn to the national title. How much did that improve his draft stock? Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports: Three months before the 2011 NBA draft,..." March 15

  • Hornets front office concerned Kemba Walker will reach free agency before they’re able to re-sign him

    Clutch Points "The Charlotte Hornets could have a dicey situation on their hands, as reports of potentially dangling Kemba Walker in the trade market didn’t sit well with the two-time All-Star point guard. While no trade came to fruition, the front office is now concerned with their inability to offer him a..." February 21

  • Hornets' Kemba Walker heading to second All-Star Game

    ESPN "Kemba Walker is headed to the All-Star Game as an injury replacement for Kristaps Porzingis. The NBA made the announcement Thursday, saying the Charlotte Hornets point guard will join the team captained by LeBron James. The decision came two days after Porzingis tore his left ACL and just a..." February 08

  • NBA Trade Deadline: Cavaliers Continue To Seek Kemba Walker Trade

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers remain interested in a trade for Kemba Walker but there is no traction at this point. While the Charlotte Hornets have been willing to listen to trade offers on Walker, they have been reluctant to part with him unless they're overwhelmed by the package." February 08

  • Hornets GM says team ‘not shopping Kemba, but it’s our job to listen’ before deadline

    Charlotte Observer "The Charlotte Hornets have finalized a trade to acquire center Willy Hernangomez from the New York Knicks, but according to general manager Rich Cho, the team might make more moves before Thursday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline. In a conference call Wednesday afternoon, Cho told reporters that while..." February 07

  • NBA Trade Rumor: Michael Jordan asking for All-Star in return for Kemba Walker; wants to package Nicolas Batum

    Clutch Points "The rumors surrounding Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker are still very much in play, and while the All-Star floor general wasn’t involved in the recent trade his franchise made, reports say owner Michael Jordan is looking for another All-Star in return, looking to package backcourt mate..." February 07

  • Hornets would not want to take on Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague in Kemba Walker trade

    Clutch Points "One of the players included in a lot of trade chatter the past couple of weeks is Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker. Being a former All-Star and with his ability to score in different ways, it is very understandable why there are a number of teams intrigued by the prospect of adding him..." January 29

  • Here in Kembaville, anxiety won’t end until the NBA trade deadline passes

    Charlotte Observer "I no longer live in Charlotte. I live in Kembaville. There are daily Kemba Walker updates, and there should be. Kemba is by far the Charlotte Hornets’ best and most popular player. I understand why the Hornets would entertain a trade for him. He is the lone Charlotte player other teams crave...." January 27

  • Report: Cavs Might Consider Isaiah Thomas For Kemba Walker Swap

    Total Pro Sports "With just seven games under his belt as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Isaiah Thomas experiment has seemingly ran its course already as the trade that brought him there and shipped Kyrie Irving to Boston has not worked out at all. The Cavaliers are a mess from top to bottom...." January 24

  • Report: Cavaliers Asked Hornets About Kemba Walker

    SLAM Online "The Cavaliers have reportedly “checked in” with the Charlotte Hornets about the availability of Kemba Walker. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavaliers want to get a deal done “long before” the February 8 trade deadline." January 23

  • Michael Jordan ‘would not trade’ Kemba Walker ‘for anything but an All-Star player’

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets majority owner Michael Jordan said Monday night he’s not looking to trade point guard Kemba Walker, and would do so only if the return included a major All-Star, such as the San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard. In an exclusive telephone interview with the Charlotte Observer,..." January 23

  • The arguments for and against the Pacers trading for Hornets star Kemba Walker

    Indianapolis Star "It’s not often an under-30 all-star who plays the most important position in the NBA becomes available, so you’d better believe the ears of front office members across the league perked up when they learned the Charlotte Hornets were putting Kemba Walker on the trading block. ESPN’s Adrian..." January 22

  • Hornets' Kemba Walker to Knicks?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Here's an idea that could bring Madison Square Garden to its feet: Bronx-raised Kemba Walker and star big man Kristaps Porzingis becoming a dynamic scoring duo to raise the Knicks to the postseason. No, it's not an impossible dream. In fact, it could be reality if the Knicks and Charlotte..." January 22

  • How badly did the Charlotte Hornets damage their relationship with Kemba Walker?

    Charlotte Observer "The question isn’t just whether the relationship between Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Hornets ever will be the same. It’s whether that relationship ever can be the same. Friday morning, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Hornets general manager Rich Cho has been soliciting offers..." January 22

  • Knicks hesitant to engage in talks with Hornets about Walker

    New York Post "This is the dilemma of every Knicks fan with any sense of hope who is always wrestling with an equal appreciation of history: You hear that Kemba Walker is available, that the Charlotte Hornets are thinking of trading the electric guard who cut his basketball teeth in The Bronx, starred at..." January 20

  • Kemba Walker trade: Why dealing star may actually not be so easy for Hornets

    CBS Sports "Two seasons ago, the Charlotte Hornets won 48 games, took the Miami Heat to seven games in their first-round series and looked to be a team on the rise in the Eastern Conference. Now, after failing to make the playoffs in 2016-17, and this season looking like it will send them to the lottery..." January 19

  • Kemba: I'd be 'devastated' if Hornets traded me

    NBC Sports "Around this time last year, Kemba Walker‘s reputation peaked. The season prior, he led Charlotte to its first playoff-game wins since the franchise reemerged as the Bobcats. The Hornets were on pace to make the playoff again, which would have been their first back-to-back postseason appearances..." January 19

  • Pistons 'will look' at entering Kemba Walker sweepstakes

    Detroit Free Press "Kemba Walker would look great in a Detroit Pistons uniform. But is the Charlotte Hornets star point guard worth the price? A person with firsthand knowledge of the situation indicated the Pistons are indeed interested in Walker, who reportedly has been made available by the..." January 19

  • Steve Clifford would be ‘shocked’ if Kemba Walker wanted out

    Clutch Points "In the midst of the news of a potential Kemba Walker trade, Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford said a week prior to the reports that he would be “shocked” if his point guard wanted out. “I’d be shocked if he didn’t want to be here,” said Clifford, according to Chris Kroeger of..." January 19

  • Sources: Hornets open to trading PG Kemba Walker

    ESPN "Overloaded with bad contracts and untradable assets, the Charlotte Hornets have made All-Star point guard Kemba Walker available in trade discussions, league sources told ESPN. Charlotte has been encouraging teams to make offers and appears eager to discuss attaching Walker to a larger trade in..." January 19

  • Kemba Walker trade unlikely due to eligibility for max extension

    Clutch Points "The Charlotte Hornets’ Kemba Walker is eligible for a max contract extension this summer that could keep him with the team for the next few years. In a report from Basketball Insiders’ Steve Kyler, he said that the odds of Walker being traded are very low that it’s not even worth talking..." January 17

  • Could Kemba Walker team up with Andre Drummond on the Pistons?

    Hoops Hype "As the Detroit Pistons faced the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, we saw Kemba Walker and Andre Drummond on the floor together. But could we eventually see these two teams complete a trade that has Walker and Drummond teaming up for Detroit? Tim Bontemps was one of the first to popularize rumors..." January 16

  • With the luxury tax looming, the Charlotte Hornets should trade Kemba Walker

    Washington Post "Kemba Walker is one of the NBA’s fun success stories. After leading Connecticut to a national championship in 2011, Walker became the ninth pick in that year’s draft by the Charlotte Hornets, and he slowly improved to the point that he deservedly was named an all-star last year. With a far..." January 06

  • Charlotte's Forthcoming Kemba Walker Decision

    Real GM Basketball "Two years ago, the Charlotte Hornets were on the rise. The team had just won 48 games, earned a playoff berth and had a group of intriguing prospects to go with solid, prime-age vets flanking the always improving (and eventual All-Star) Kemba Walker. But after a forgettable 16-17 campaign and slow..." December 16

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