Kemba Walker PG CHA 23 Hrs
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 2 Days
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 6 Days
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.
Kemba Walker PG CHA 9 Days
Walker returned to the starting lineup Friday against the Kings and posted 18 points, five rebounds, two assists, and four steals in 31 minutes of action.
This marks Walker's best performance ever since coming back from injury, and owners should look forward to Walker getting better. The Hornets have a strong playoff schedule, so Walker should be owned in all leagues.
Kemba Walker PG CHA 10 Days
Walker will move into the starting lineup Friday against Sacramento, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.
Walker had been coming off the bench since returning from knee surgery, but will make the start Friday. Mo Williams will move back to the bench.
Kemba Walker PG CHA 12 Days
Walker contributed 15 points (3-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 7-8 FT), three rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 24 minutes off the bench Tuesday against the Clippers.
Coach Steve Clifford is still wary of overexerting Walker, who's less than three months removed from knee surgery. Walker's shooting 26 percent from the field since returning, and we'll find out Wednesday how he'll be handled the second night of a back-to-back.
Kemba Walker PG CHA 16 Days
Walker posted a well-rounded line Friday against the Bulls, contributing 10 points (4-14 FG, 2-2 FT, 0-3 3Pt), eight rebounds, seven assists, and one block in 28 minutes of action.
Friday marks Walker's second game back from his knee injury, and it's certainly an encouraging sign for owners. His 28-minute performance Friday was a significant improvement from his 16-minute return Wednesday, as he improved on nearly every category and looked more comfortable on the floor. While his field goal percentage is far from ideal, it appears he'll eventually return back to game shape sooner than later. He should be owned in virtually all leagues at this point.
Kemba Walker PG CHA 17 Days
Walker will see slightly more minutes than he did in his return Wednesday, the Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell reports.
He saw just 16 minutes off the bench in his first game back from injury, and could see around 20 minutes Friday. While it is great to have Walker back, it is probably not yet time to deploy him in most leagues unless the price is favorable.
Kemba Walker PG CHA 18 Days
Walker will come off the bench again in Friday's game against the Bulls.
Walker made his return to the court Wednesday versus the Kings, coming off the bench to score six points and hand out a pair of assists in 16 minutes. He'll likely play a similar role Friday, with his minutes being limited to around eight or nine per half. Until he's able to play a full complement of minutes, Walker should be avoided in most formats.
Kemba Walker PG CHA 18 Days
Walker (knee) scored six points (2-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 0-2 FT) with two assists and a block in 16 minutes off the bench Wednesday, his first action after missing 18 games.
While it wasn't the performance Walker owners would have liked, he did look good early before fading, and it may take another game or two for him to get his legs back under him. Don't be surprised if he's still in the second unit on Friday against the Bulls.