Kemba Walker PG CHA 2 Months

Kemba Walker said he thinks Lance Stephenson can take some pressure off of him.

"He's super tough, he'll never back down from anything, and for his height he handles the ball really well," Walker said. "He does the pick and roll really well. He passes the ball." Walker led the NBA in touches per game last season and fueled the Charlotte offense. The Hornets won't see a major change in strategy and Walker's fantasy value shouldn't change much. His usage may go down, but perhaps his efficiency goes up.

Kemba Walker PG CHA 4 Months

Kemba Walker and Cody Zeller are back in Charlotte, working on their chemistry during the off-season.

Walker had a fantastic season while Zeller gained valuable experience. Coach Steve Clifford said that Al Jefferson (plantar fascia) is still just riding a stationary bike.

Kemba Walker PG CHA 5 Months

Kemba Walker scored 29 points on 11-of-15 shooting (including four threes) with five rebounds, five assists, two steals and three blocks in the Bobcats' series-clinching loss to the Heat on Monday.

The Bobcats did well to make the playoffs, even in a watered down Eastern Conference, and they will benefit from the experience they accrued along the way. Bismack Biyombo scored seven points with eight rebounds in spot-duty for Al Jefferson, Josh McRoberts scored 10 points with 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block, and Gary Neal hit 8-of-19 shots for 16 points in the loss.

Kemba Walker PG CHA 5 Months

Kemba Walker is fine to play in Game 4 after suffering a minor ankle injury in Game 3.

The ankle sprain didn't seem to affect Kemba and his sub-par shooting has been more about the Heat hounding him on defense. Walker will have to really step it up with Al Jefferson (foot) not playing and he should have close to 20 shots tonight. Interestingly, Kemba shot just 38.6 percent from the field while Big Al wasn't on the court this season.

Kemba Walker PG CHA 5 Months

Kemba Walker shot 5-of-18 from the field for 16 points during Game 2's 101-97 loss to the Heat on Wednesday, adding three boards, eight assists, two steals and four 3-pointers.

He took better care of the ball with two turnovers tonight, but he is not taking smart shots. He did hit a huge shot to cut the Heat's lead to one point with 11 seconds left, but a costly turnover by the Bobcats with two seconds left essentially ended this game. Walker and the Bobcats will travel back home for Game 3 on Saturday down 2-0.

Kemba Walker PG CHA 5 Months

Kemba Walker scored 20 points in Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Heat on 6-of-15 from the field, adding five boards, six assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

It was his usual pull-up fest today and he attempted plenty of contested shots. The playoff spotlight may have affected Walker with tons of flashy moves and that may explain his six turnovers today. He led the NBA in touches per game, so he'll need to play within himself a little more on Wednesday.

Kemba Walker PG CHA 5 Months

Kemba Walker led the NBA this season in touches per game at 100.3.

He ranked fourth in total time of possession and has quickly become a facilitator with a career-high 6.1 assists per game. Walker also brought his turnovers down to 2.3 per game this season, but his shooting percentage did drop down to 39.3 percent due to struggling a bit around the rim. He and the Bobcats will have their hands full with the Heat in the first round.

Kemba Walker PG CHA 5 Months

Kemba Walker hit just 6-of-16 shots and missed all six of this 3-point attempts, but he still finished with 22 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, a steal and a block in a tough win over the Bulls.

The Bobcats needed this win to possibly move up to No. 6, but it looks like the Wizards are going to win, setting up a Bobcats vs. Heat first-round playoff matchup.

Kemba Walker PG CHA 5 Months

Kemba Walker, who hit just 1-of-9 shots on Monday, said on Tuesday that his groin feels good.

Consider the injury to be behind him as the Bobcats prepare for Round 1 of the playoffs, where they'll likely face the Heat.

Kemba Walker PG CHA 5 Months

Kemba Walker (groin) returned to action in Monday's win over the Hawks, hitting just 1-of-9 shots (including a three) for five points, zero rebounds and seven assists in 24 minutes.

Clearly he's not at 100 percent but a chance at the No. 6 seed, which would avoid Miami, is still on the line and he's going to push through if he can. Gerald Henderson was just as bad but without an excuse, hitting an identical 1-of-9 shots for four points, five rebounds and three assists, and Al Jefferson went for 27 and 15 with one steal against the Hawks' depleted squad.