Kemba Walker to Become One of the More Sought-After Free Agents
Stuck with the Hornets since 2011 when he has drafted with the 9thoverall pick, Kemba Walker has little to show in terms of playoff success. The Hornets have repeatedly failed to give him the help he needs and it seems as though his time may be up this summer.
Namely, reports are revealing that Kemba will have at least three very strong suitors this summer. The LA Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks are all very interested in signing Kemba this summer.
With the devastating Kevin Durant injury news and the increasing likelihood that Kawhi Leonard stays in Toronto, teams are starting to look elsewhere. Kemba would be a pretty solid consolation prize in free-agency, coming off of a season where he averaged a career-best 25.6 points and 5.9 assists per game. He is also still only 29 years old, in the middle of his prime.
Of course the Hornets are still the only team that can offer him the super-max, at five years $221.3 million. The best that other teams can do is 4 years $140.6 million. If securing the bag is Walker’s primary motivation then he’ll stay with the Hornets, but if he wants to finally play for a contender, then the opportunities to play alongside LeBron James in LA or Luka Doncic in Dallas, are available to him.