Report: Hornets open to trading Walker

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

With the season again seemingly headed nowhere, the Charlotte Hornets are making All-Star point guard Kemba Walker available in trade talks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Walker, 27, has spent his entire six-year career with the Hornets. He is averaging 21.7 points and 5.8 assists through this season, as the Hornets continue to struggle despite the offseason addition of center Dwight Howard.


Charlotte has been encouraging teams to make offers and appear eager to discuss attaching Walker to a larger trade where another team takes on one of the Hornets’ several far less desirable contracts, sources said.

Walker is one of several Hornets available, along with Howard and forwards Nicolas Batum, Marvin Williams and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, “but those players and their contracts are largely unattractive in the marketplace,” Wojnarowski wrote.

The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 8.

3 Comments on "Report: Hornets open to trading Walker"

  1. Go get him, Cavs….. Kemba Walker is exactly what we need at the starting PG spot. We also need a center who can block shots and rebound, so Howard would fit right in too. MKG would also fit in well as a tough wing defender. Ship Tristan, JR and Shump (plus the Brooklyn pick) to Charlotte.

    • I’d also consider replacing Crowder with Batum. I know his salary isn’t ideal, but he’s a much better defender and shooter. Crowder just hasn;t looked good at all defensively. If we are going to make a deal and use the Brooklyn pick, make it a blockbuster.

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