Hornets’ Walker to return Monday vs. Magic

Hornets point guard Kemba Walker is said to be available as the trade deadline nears.

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker, who has been held out of the previous two games with a bruised left shoulder, is on track to play Monday against the Orlando Magic.

Walker initially suffered the injury after colliding with San Antonio Spurs big man LaMarcus Aldridge.

Walker is averaging 22.3 points and 6.2 assists in 19 games this season, shooting 44.3 percent from the field and 36.6 percent from three.

The Hornets enter their matchup versus the Magic with a record of 8-13.