Kemba Walker PG CHA 1 week ago

Hornets coach Steve Clifford said Walker is penciled in to start at point guard heading into training camp, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Kemba Walker PG CHA 4 months ago

Walker fell slightly short of expectations in his fourth NBA season, averaging 17.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists in his fourth, all of which are the lowest totals since his rookie year. He also played in a career-low 62 regular season games after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

For Walker, he had a very up-and-down, and somewhat disappointing, fourth season, especially given that many saw this as an opportunity for him to have a breakout year. Despite running as the team's starting point guard for majority of the season, he was only able to record double-digit assists four times in the regular season, showing that he plays like a scoring point guard more than anything. But, even so, Walker still needs to work on his efficiency on the offensive end. Walker shot just just 38.5 percent from the field and 30.4 percent from behind the arc, and Charlotte's General Manager Rich Cho has spoken out on his shooting, saying that Walker needs to improve his mid-range game as well as his three-point shooting. For Walker, the 2015-16 season will be the first year of his new four-year, $48 million contract, and in order for him to play up to his worth, he will need to expand his offensive efficiency from behind the arc, as expanding his game would likely open lanes for him and give him an easier time scoring at the rim. This will be important for Walker, as he will likely once again be the focal point of this Hornet team, especially if they lose Al Jefferson, who has a 2015-16 player option, to free agency, although he is not expected to opt out of his contact. Regardless, Walker will be looked at to score and create for others next season, as he and Charlotte will look to make a return to the playoffs.

Kemba Walker PG CHA 6 months ago

Walker needs to improve on his mid-range and three-point shooting in the offseason according to general manager Rich Cho, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Walker shot just 38 percent 3-10 feet from the basket, 30 percent 10-16 feet from the basket and 30 percent from three-point range on the season. Expanding his range in the offseason could prove effective in opening driving lanes for him to drive the lane and either score or dish to teammates.

Kemba Walker PG CHA 6 months ago

Walker continued to struggle Friday against the Hawks, posting 11 points, one rebound, and six assists in 24 minutes of action.

Walker is shooting just 37 percent from the field over the last five games, averaging 14.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 3.6 assists during that span. He's seen his production decrease ever since returning from his injury, but he's still worth owning in most leagues.

Kemba Walker PG CHA 6 months ago

Walker scored 15 points (5-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with four rebounds, three assists and a steal in 31 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Raptors.

The undermanned Hornets didn't put up much of a fight in this one, but Walker was still able to be reasonably productive. He'll likely continue to carry the offensive load for the club over their remaining games.

Kemba Walker PG CHA 6 months ago

Walker went cold from the field Friday against the Pacers, shooting 1-for-9 for six points, one rebound, three assists, and one steal in 28 minutes of action.

Walker has had three consecutive strong performances before Friday's game, so it's likely that he'll bounce back in his coming performances. He's averaging 16.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 7.0 assists, and 1.8 steals over the last five contests, which means he's a must-own player in most leagues

Kemba Walker PG CHA 6 months ago

Walker scored 28 points (9-20 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 8-9 FT) to go along with three rebounds, 12 assists and two steals in 40 minutes Monday against the Celtics.

Walker has played at least 40 minutes in two of his last three games as the Hornets are trying to make a playoff push. He's scored at least 21 points in three of his last five games and should continue to be one of the main offensive forces for the Hornets.

Kemba Walker PG CHA 6 months ago

Walker scored 21 points (7-19 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT) with five rebounds, and six assists in the win over Atlanta on Saturday.

This was a decent overall performance, the Hornets were facing the Hawks JV team, so it should be taken with a grain of salt. Walker has looked solid over the past six games, scoring in double digits in five out of six, and is now a worthy and consistent option in daily formats.

Kemba Walker PG CHA 6 months ago

Walker went ice-cold from the field Friday against the Wizards, going just 3-for-17 en-route to nine points, one rebound, 10 assists, three steals, and two blocks in 46 minutes of action.

Walker just couldn't buy a basket in Friday's game, and as a result wasn't able to contribute heavily in points. Still, he managed to find other ways to bolster fantasy teams, posting 10 assists, three steals, and a rare two blocks. He's averaging 16.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 2.8 steals over the last five games -- numbers that are far from his pre-injury days, but still fantasy-friendly nonetheless.

Kemba Walker PG CHA 7 months ago

Walker scored 29 points (11-24 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 5-5 FT) with two rebounds, two assists and a block in 34 minutes during Monday's loss to the Bulls.

This was easily Walker's best performance since returning to the lineup from a knee injury seven games ago. Look for him to play big minutes down the stretch as the Hornets try to stay in the playoff picture.