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 new contract before he becomes an unrestricted free agent, due to the monstrous amount of salary tied up to this and next season. “We love Kemba Walker,” Vice president Curtis Polk said, according to Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer. “We would like nothing more than for Kemba to end his career here.” Walker is currently making $12 million this season, a borderline steal of a salary for an All-Star player and one of the best point guards in the league. His averages of 22.9 points, 5.8 assists, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per game are enough to entice many other teams to dart their best shot at luring the Bronx native to sign elsewhere.
Hornets front office concerned Kemba Walker will reach free agency before they’re able to re-sign him
Clutch Points | Feb 21