Kemba Walker RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kemba Walker On Getting Benched By Knicks

    Fadeaway World "Kemba Walker's performance on Christmas Day wasn't efficient scoring-wise, but it was clear that the point guard still had a good game. Walker put up a triple-double against the Atlanta Hawks, putting up 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists while committing only one..." December 26

  • Which NBA players have recorded a triple-double on Christmas? Knicks' Kemba Walker joins elite company

    Sporting News "Knicks guard Kemba Walker is one of only a few players in NBA history to record a triple-double on Christmas Day. In New York's win over Atlanta on Dec. 25, Walker finished with 10 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. In the process, he became only the seventh player in NBA..." December 26

  • Kemba Walker continues his case to remain in Knicks' rotation with 44-point explosion

    Sporting News "When fans got all sentimental about Kemba Walker's homecoming to New York this past offseason, games like Thursday night were what they had in mind. Walker's return to his native city has been anything but a storybook tale to this point. After the Knicks got out to a slow..." December 24

  • Jamal Crawford Throws Shade At Tom Thibodeau For Benching Kemba Walker

    Fadeaway World "Kemba Walker returned to the New York Knicks lineup, dropping 50 points in two games. The point guard is ready to prove his worth in the Big Apple after being removed from the team's lineup a couple of weeks ago.  Well, the former Charlotte Hornets, Boston Celtics playmaker..." December 22

  • Tom Thibodeau Responds To Kemba Walker’s Comments About Benching

    NBA Analysis "With how many players that the New York Knicks have sidelined, head coach Tom Thibodeau had to turn back to his former starting point guard, Kemba Walker, on Saturday night against the Boston Celtics. Walker responded with a great game, scoring a season-high 29 points in 37 minutes played..." December 21

  • With Kemba Walker drama brewing, Knicks turn to Damyean Dotson

    Yahoo! Sports "With the Kemba Walker drama still percolating and the COVID-19 absences still prevalent, the Knicks are bringing back a familiar face. Damyean Dotson, who was drafted by the Knicks under Phil Jackson, agreed to a 10-day deal with New York and is eligible for Tuesday’s game..." December 20

  • Kemba Walker on being out of Knicks' rotation: 'I hate it'

    CBS Sports "After failing to register a single second of playing time in New York's previous nine games, Kemba Walker returned to game action for the Knicks on Saturday night against the Boston Celtics, and he put up some solid stats in his return -- 29 points, six rebounds and..." December 20

  • Kemba Walker Shows He Has Plenty Left In Tank Amid Trade Talk

    NBA Analysis "New York Knicks point guard Kemba Walker had some ups and downs at the beginning of the 2021-22 NBA season. He was far from the only reason that the team was struggling, but many understood why he was removed from the starting lineup and rotation after the team got off to an 11-9 start, 10-8,..." December 20

  • Kemba Walker's 29 points enough to get him back in rotation?

    The Athletic "It took extraordinary circumstances for Kemba Walker to play again. It took six players mired in the NBA’s health and safety protocols, plus a Derrick Rose ankle injury. It took roster attrition so dire that the Knicks signed someone to a..." December 19

  • 5 Best Trade Destinations For Kemba Walker

    Fadeaway World "The situation for Kemba Walker is starting to become a catastrophe in New York. When the team signed him to a two-year deal, they thought they would be getting a version that averaged at least 19.3 points per game like last year. The lineup with Walker, Evan Fournier, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle,..." December 17

  • How far must Knicks fall for Tom Thibodeau to put Kemba Walker back in the rotation?

    CBS Sports "It's not clear that bringing Kemba Walker back will solve New York's problems, and it's possible that Thibodeau sees it as more respectful to keep him out of the rotation entirely than to throw him out there in an emergency and leave his night-to-night role murky. (Thibodeau has..." December 17

  • Kemba Walker Doesn't Interest Teams After Being Benched by NY

    Bleacher Report "Kemba Walker has reportedly not drawn any trade interest from other teams since he was taken out of the New York Knicks' rotation. Matt Moore of The Action Network reported teams are too wary of Walker's knee problems to make an offer for the four-time..." December 16

  • Kemba Walker, Evan Fournier are now officially Knicks’ trade possibilities

    New York Post "In the biggest moments of Tuesday’s loss to the Warriors, the Knicks’ two biggest offseason splashes were buried on the bench. Neither Kemba Walker nor Evan Fournier touched the court in the fourth quarter. It is now at least possible the Knicks can admit defeat on..." December 16

  • Hawks Could Be Showing Trade Interest In Kemba Walker

    NBA Analysis "The New York Knicks made a big change to their roster two weeks ago when they not only pulled Kemba Walker from their starting lineup, but their entire rotation as a whole. Now in his 11th NBA season, the former All-Star point guard was expected to be a huge addition for the Knicks in..." December 14

  • Kemba Walker Speaks Out On Being Benched By Knicks

    NBA Analysis "There was a lot of excitement and hope when the New York Knicks signed Kemba Walker in NBA free agency. New York has been looking for an answer at the point guard position for a long time. Having a hometown player hailing from the Bronx coming in to take over as the starter was an excellent..." December 06

  • This Knicks-Pacers Trade Lands Kemba Walker In Indiana

    NBA Analysis "The New York Knicks made headlines for their decision to remove former NBA All-Star Kemba Walker not only from their starting lineup, but from their rotation altogether. There is a lot of thought that Walker will end up being moved ahead of the NBA trade deadline. The respect level..." December 04

  • How Mavericks Could Trade For Knicks’ Kemba Walker

    NBA Analysis "There was a lot of optimism surrounding former NBA All-Star Kemba Walker upon his arrival with the New York Knicks. He is a Bronx native that had lit up Madison Square Garden as a high school phenom and a standout at Connecticut in Big East play. Now, he will get to play at MSG as a member of..." December 03

  • 3 Kemba Walker Replacements For New York Knicks To Consider

    NBA Analysis "New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau made a big roster decision on Monday as he told reporters that he was removing former NBA All-Star point guard Kemba Walker from not only the starting lineup, but from the team’s entire rotation as a whole.  Walker signed a..." December 03

  • Kenny Smith Says Tom Thibodeau Doesn't Know How to Use Kemba Walker

    TMZ "Kemba Walker getting benched isn't his problem, it's his coach's ... so says Kenny "The Jet" Smith, who tells TMZ Sports the guard is a Ferrari and Tom Thibodeau doesn't know how to drive it. The 31-year-old hooper was removed..." December 03

  • 3 best Kemba Walker trade destinations

    Sportsnaut "Once thought to be the New York Knicks’ answer at point guard, Kemba Walker was recently removed from the team’s rotation. With the team possessing a plethora of starting-caliber players, the question becomes whether the Knicks will look to move Walker before the NBA trade..." December 01

  • Paul Pierce’s 15-word reaction to Kemba Walker, Blake Griffin benching

    Clutch Points "Much like the rest of the NBA world, former Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce couldn’t believe that Kemba Walker and Blake Griffin have been kicked out of their respective team’s rotations. New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau confirmed recently..." December 01

  • New York Knicks need Julius Randle at his best in wake of Kemba Walker expulsion

    Sportsnaut "Kemba Walker was presumably signed to be the difference-making scorer the New York Knicks needed in their starting backcourt. On the contrary, head coach Tom Thibodeau recently removed Walker from the team’s rotation altogether, opting to insert wing Alec Burks into the starting..." December 01

  • What Would A Kemba Walker Trade To The Nuggets Look Like?

    NBA Analysis "New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau made a big roster decision on Monday as he told reporters that he was removing former NBA All-Star point guard Kemba Walker from not only the starting lineup, but from the team’s entire rotation as a whole.  Walker signed a..." December 01

  • Knicks Have Reportedly Received Trade Inquires On Kemba Walker

    Hoops Rumors "After removing Kemba Walker from their rotation on Monday, the Knicks have received inquiries from three teams asking about potential trades for the point guard, sources tell Jordan Schultz of the Pull Up Podcast. According to Schultz, it’s unclear..." November 30

  • Knicks Will Try to Move Kemba Walker, Could John Wall Be a Target?

    Bleacher Report "Kemba Walker's return home as a key offseason addition to the New York Knicks roster was supposed to be one of the feel-good NBA stories this year.  The megawatt smile of his that never seems to dim was supposed to light up Madison Square Garden akin to..." November 30

  • 3 teams that must trade for Kemba Walker with him out of Knicks’ rotation

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks came into the 2021-22 NBA season hoping to see a resurgent campaign from veteran point guard Kemba Walker. After bringing him in on a one-year deal, hopes were running high in New York that Walker would be the missing piece to championship contention. However,..." November 30

  • Clippers Expected To Have Interest In Kemba Walker Trade

    NBA Analysis "The 2021-22 NBA season has been extremely intriguing thus far and there are already potential changes on the horizon through the trade market. With the slow start that the New York Knicks have had, they chose to move Kemba Walker out of the rotation and will look to trade him. One team to keep..." November 30

  • Kemba Walker Could Go To The Mavericks In This Trade

    NBA Analysis "The New York Knicks no longer will be involving former NBA All-Star Kemba Walker in their rotation. It was made clear by coach Tom Thibodeau that he has too much respect for Walker to not involve him as a starter if he’s going to be getting minutes. So far this season, Walker is..." November 29

  • The Real Reason Why Kemba Walker Has Been Benched By The Knicks

    Fadeaway World "After stints with the Hornets and Celtics, star point guard Kemba Walker seemed excited to join the New York Knicks. Born in the Bronx, Walker has deep-rooted connections to the city and it's no secret that the organization had been looking for some help in the backcourt for years before..." November 29

  • Kemba Walker Out of Knicks' Rotation; Alec Burks to Start at PG

    Bleacher Report "New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau said he plans to remove guard Kemba Walker from the rotation for the time being. Alec Burks will serve as the team's starting point guard. November 29

  • Kemba Walker’s Struggles Continue For Knicks — Time For Concern?

    NBA Analysis "The New York Knicks have had some up and down performances to start the 2021-22 NBA season. Their 10-8 record isn’t bad by any means, but they have struggled to come out ready to go every night. Last season, New York found a lot of their success based on their performance..." November 26

  • 3 reasons why the Knicks should not start Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier

    Clutch Points "When the New York Knicks were parading a backcourt of Elfrid Payton and Reggie Bullock last season, that seemed to be a cause of concern because of their inability to produce offensive numbers. Thus, the Knicks signed Evan Fournier to a four-year, $78 million contract and Kemba Walker to a..." November 19

  • Kemba Walker Faces Huge Battle to Remain Knicks Starter

    Heavy "Kemba Walker’s knee issues continue to be a talking point for New York Knicks fans, just as they were for Boston Celtics fans previously. Walker, who was once considered the NBA’s version of “Iron Man” for rarely missing a game, now requires regular..." November 09

  • Derrick Rose’s strong play for Knicks may keep costing Kemba Walker minutes

    New York Post "Sunday at the Garden, the Knicks will face a point guard of past interest in Cleveland’s Collin Sexton. Before the draft, the Knicks engaged in talks with the Cavaliers, who were leery about Sexton’s contract demands in the future. No trade was consummated, and the..." November 06

  • A healthy Kemba Walker makes the Knicks Finals contenders

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks are off to a flying 4-1 start this season and are proving exactly why they’re a legitimate Finals contender. Following a productive offseason where they added key pieces around the likes of Julius Randle and RJ Barrett, there is one player who could be the..." October 30

  • Kemba Walker takes subtle dig at Celtics over trust

    ESPN "Kemba Walker's first basket in a New York Knicks uniform was a simple one. A couple minutes into New York's preseason opener at Madison Square Garden against the Indiana Pacers, Walker had the ball at the top of the key. He then executed a give-and-go with Julius Randle,..." October 21

  • New York Knicks X-Factor: Kemba Walker

    Uproxx "The New York Knicks spent their offseason aiming to rectify the playoff pitfalls that buried their joyful 2020-21 campaign on a sour note. Outside of All-NBA forward Julius Randle, New York’s options for creation were severely limited last year. In the first round, the Atlanta Hawks were..." October 19

  • Kemba Walker ‘Didn’t Know’ About Trade to OKC

    Heavy "New York Knicks veteran and former Boston Celtics All-Star Kemba Walker recently joined ESPN’s The Zach Lowe Post podcast and dished out how things went down over the summer between him and the Celtics. Walker, who was traded along with the..." October 17

  • Which NBA Players Have the Most to Prove this Season? Start with Joel Embiid

    USA Today "Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo is the epitome of NBA players who had something to prove and went out and proved it. Antetokounmpo took the next step in his development last season by not only leading the Bucks to the NBA Finals but carrying them to the title with an MVP..." October 17

  • Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier raise Knicks’ ceiling

    Pro Basketball Talk "After Chris Paul led the Suns to the NBA Finals, teams sought their own Chris Paul this summer. The copycat league just saw how the veteran point guard could help a moribund Phoenix franchise surge forward. And Paul, Kyle Lowry and Mike Conley were all free agents. But Kyle Lowry..." October 14

  • Kemba Walker On Finally Being A Knick: "It’s Different"

    Fadeaway World "For most of his 10-year NBA career, Kemba Walker experienced stardom in one of the smallest markets in the league. In fact, over 8 years, the Hornets/Bobcats were among the worst team in the league many times, even as Walker proved to be a star-caliber player. Unfortunately, his time..." October 06

  • Kemba Walker To Have Substantial Role With New York Knicks This Season

    Empire Sports Media "On Wednesday, New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau confirmed that Kemba Walker would be the opening night starter. Derrick Rose, an early Sixth Man of the Year favorite, will reprise his role as the second unit leader, giving the Knicks a solid point guard rotation they lacked..." October 01

  • Derrick Rose’s major Kemba Walker declaration for Knicks’ 2021-22 season

    Clutch Points "New York Knicks Media Day is underway, which means it’s time to hear about how hard all of the players have been working this summer and how ready they are for the season ahead. All of the platitudes. But Derrick Rose is a straight shooter, and he dropped a..." September 27

  • Knicks discussed teaming Kemba Walker, Kevin Durant in 2019

    New York Post "“Pretty close.’’ That’s how Kemba Walker termed it at last week’s introductory Garden press conference. .psd-readMoreComponent{padding-top:15px;padding-bottom:15px;border-top:1px solid #eee;border-bottom:1px solid..." August 23

  • Knicks’ Kemba Walker drops candid confession on Derrick Rose

    Clutch Points "Based on Kemba Walker’s recent words on Derrick Rose, that doesn’t seem likely to happen. The Knicks addition spoke out on his new teammate, revealing that he not only admires Rose, but that he’s also a true fan of his as well. Via Steve Serby of the New York..." August 21

  • Kemba Walker Says He “Only Gets 4 Tickets To Knicks Games” For Friends And Family

    Fadeaway World "Recently, the Boston Celtics traded Kemba Walker to Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Al Horford, Moses Brown, and a 2025 second-round selection. However, OKC agreed to a buyout, making Walker an unrestricted free agent. The 31-year-old signed a 2 year $17M deal with the New York..." August 18

  • Kemba Walker ready to rebound with hometown New York Knicks

    ESPN "Kemba Walker is a guy who is known for having a constant smile on his face. But, even for him, Walker was downright giddy Tuesday morning -- and understandably so -- as he was introduced as the new starting point guard for his hometown New York Knicks here at Madison..." August 17

  • Tom Thibodeau’s bold stance on Kemba Walker playing in back-to-backs for the Knicks

    Clutch Points "If you thought Kemba Walker would get out of playing in back-to-backs for the New York Knicks, think again! At his introductory press conference on Tuesday, Walker was asked if he will play in those back-to-backs that pop up on the NBA schedule. When the newest Knicks guard..." August 17

  • LaMelo Ball’s Hornets Are Set to be Better Than Kemba Walker’s

    Clutch Points "Kemba Walker spent eight entertaining seasons in Charlotte as its go-to star. Walker proved he was a legit star in the league, but he was never able to transform the Hornets into a regular team in the playoffs. That is mainly just due to the talent he was surrounded with during his time in..." August 16

  • Breaking down Knicks' salary cap situation with Kemba Walker signing now official

    SNY TV "Now that the Kemba Walker deal is official, we know that the Knicks have used all of their 2021 cap space. And we also know a few things about their future cap space. August 13