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REPORT: Hornets Have Put Kemba Walker On Trade Block


The Hornets aren’t doing as well as they expected to so far this season and it looks like Michael Jordan may be looking to make a significant change. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Hornets have made franchise guard Kemba Walker available in trade talks. The one-time All-Star is averaging 21.7 points and 5.8 assists this season and has been quietly putting up similar numbers over the past three years. Despite Walker’s ability to single handedly take over games, he has pretty overlooked when the topic of elite point guards in the NBA comes up. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out heading into the deadline. You can expect a lot of teams to be trying to make a move to land the New York native. Via ESPN:

Charlotte has been encouraging teams to make offers and appears eager to discuss attaching Walker to a larger trade in which another team would take on one of the Hornets’ several less desirable contracts, sources said.

Walker, 27, who makes $12 million per season through 2018-19, has developed into something rare among Charlotte’s cornerstone players: a talent whose production outpaces his pay stub. Walker is the Hornets’ most productive and likely most popular player.

This is the first time Walker’s name has come up in trade discussions, and he said Friday that he hopes to stay with the Hornets but knows there’s not much say he has in the matter.

“I’ve been here for the last seven years, and I’m going to do what I’ve got to do to help my team win games,” Walker told reporters. “That’s all I can. I don’t have control over those kind of things.”

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