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15 Kemba Walker PG
Height/Weight: 6-1/184 | Birthdate: 5/8/1990 | Birthplace: Bronx, NY | Team: Charlotte Hornets | College: Connecticut | NBA Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 100/93 | Average Draft Position: 36.08
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Hornets expect Kemba Walker, Marvin Williams to play Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) Hornets guard Kemba Walker (back) and forward Marvin Williams (knee) are both expected to play, according to the team's official website. Both players have been playing through nagging injuries.

Walker is averaging 15.1 points, 4.6 assists and 4.2 rebounds through his first 10 games. Williams has also appeared in all 10 games, averaging 6.3 points and 3.5 boards per contest.


Questionable Hornets available to play Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2014) Hornets' Lance Stephenson (groin), Kemba Walker (back), Marvin Williams (knee) and Gary Neal (foot) will all dress and be available for Saturday's game against the Warriors.

All four players were listed as questionable Saturday, but it appears the only player the Hornets will be without is Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Of the four, Williams is the one hurting the most, the Charlotte Observer reports.


Four Hornets questionable Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2014) The Hornets have four players listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Warriors, including Lance Stephenson (groin), Kemba Walker (back), Marvin Williams (knee) and Gary Neal (foot).

All four played Friday, with Stephenson scoring 13 points in 38 minutes, Walker scoring 19 points in 35 minutes, Neal scoring 14 points in 25 minutes off the bench and Williams scoring five points in 23 minutes.


Hornets guard Kemba Walker leads team Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Hornets guard Kemba Walker led the team with 19 points Friday against the Suns. 

Walker hit 8-16 shots from the field, including three three throws. He also pulled down five rebounds and dished out four assists. Walker briefly left the game with a back injury, but was able to return fairly quickly. He wound up playing 33 minutes despite the injury.


Hornets' Kemba Walker to return Friday despite injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/14/2014) Hornets guard Kemba Walker is expected to return to action Friday against the Suns.

Walker is dealing with back soreness. His return is probable. He had his back stretched out, and was able to return to the team's bench. Walker played 10 minutes before leaving the contest.


Hornets confirm extension for PG Kemba Walker


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/30/2014) The Hornets have confirmed they have signed point guard Kemba Walker to an extension reportedly running four years.

"Today is a great day for the Charlotte Hornets," said general manager Rich Cho. "To be able to retain such an importance piece of the core we are building here in Charlotte is exciting. Kemba is an integral part of the culture we're trying to create within our organization."

The ninth overall pick in the 2011 draft averaged 17.7 points and a career-high 6.1 assists per game last season.


Kemba Walker drops 26 for the Hornets


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2014) Hornets guard Kemba Walker led the club to victory Wednesday.

Walker shot 9 of 26 from the floor. He made 3 of 9 three point attempts and hit five free throws during the contest. Walker led the club in scoring, dropping 26 on the Bucks. Walker also hit the game-winning shot at the end of overtime, giving the Hornets the win.


Hornets PG Kemba Walker in starting lineup for opener


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2014) Hornets point guard Kemba Walker (foot) is in the starting lineup for Wednesday's regular-season opener against the Bucks.

Walker dealt with knee and foot issues during the preseason. He inked a four-year extension Tuesday. Walker will be joined in the starting lineup by Lance Stephenson, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marvin Williams and Al Jefferson.


Report: Hornets, Kemba Walker agree to four-year extension


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2014) The Hornets and guard Kemba Walker have agreed to a four-year extension worth $48 million, ESPN reports.

The team had until Friday to sign Walker to an extension or he would become a restricted free agent next offseason, and owner Michael Jordan expressed hope earlier Tuesday that a deal would be worked out. Walker averaged 17.7 points and 6.1 assists in 73 games last season.


Hornets' Jordan 'really hopeful' of signing Walker to contract extension


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/28/2014) Hornets owner Michael Jordan told The Charlotte Observer he hopes the team can reach a contract extension with guard Kemba Walker by Friday's deadline. If no contract extension is reached by Oct. 31, Walker will become a restricted free agent next summer.

"I’d much rather get Kemba done before the season starts," Jordan said. "Ultimately that’s what I intend to accomplish. We’re in real conversations. I’m hopeful. Really hopeful."


Report: Hornets PG Walker sidelined with foot soreness


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/23/2014) Hornets point guard Kemba Walker left shootaround Thursday morning with foot soreness, thereby adding him to the growing list of Charlotte injuries. He could be sidelined Thursday night when the team concludes its preseason schedule against Indiana.

Steve Clifford told the Charlotte Observer that Walker began the session, told the coaching staff, "my foot is killing me," then departed to the trainer's room.


Hornets guard Kemba Walker returns Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) Hornets guard Kemba Walker returned to action Friday.

Walker was initially not expected to play, but was able to prove his health during pre-game warmups. Walker was able to play 30 minutes, scoring 16 points in his return. 


Hornets G Kemba Walker not expected to play Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/16/2014) Hornets guard Kemba Walker is not expected to play in Friday's preseason against the Wizards because of a knee contusion. Walker has now missed two consecutive games since sustaining the injury on Monday. His injury is not expected to impact his status for the regular season.

Left knee contusion will keep Kemba Walker sidelined Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2014) The Hornets announced Tuesday guard Kemba Walker will be held out of Wednesday's preseason game against the Pistons after suffering a left knee contusion Monday against the Magic. Though, the injury is not considered serious.

Hornets, Kemba Walker not concerned about knee contusion


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2014) Hornets guard Kemba Walker doesn't seem too concerned about the left knee contusion that forced him out of Monday's preseason game against the Magic.

"I just bumped knees with Payton," Walker said after Monday's game, per the Associated Press. "I'm all right, though. A little sore, but I'll be all right. It's nothing major. It's nothing big to worry about. Just a straight knee-on-knee hit. I'll be fine."

Walker said he will probably miss the team's next preseason game, but coach Steve Clifford isn't overly concerned about the injury either.

"I think he's OK," Clifford said. "He's got one spot where it's a little bit sore, but I think everything's going to be fine. He's in the training room now and I don't think they felt like this was anything serious."


Hornets PG Kemba Walker suffers knee contusion


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2014) Hornets point guard Kemba Walker suffered a left knee contusion in Monday's preseason game and will not return, the team announced.

Walker may be held out of some of the team's remaining preseason action in order to heal up, but the Hornets haven't indicated whether the injury is considered serious. If it turns out to be just a bruise, Walker shouldn't be in danger of missing the regular-season opener.


Hornets starting lineup shaping up as Stephenson, Williams assigned roles


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Hornets coach Steve Clifford said Monday he plans to start Marvin Williams at power forward ahead of Cody Zeller and Lance Stephenson will start at either small forward or shooting guard, according to the Charlotte Observer.

With center Al Jefferson and point guard Kemba Walker also securing spots in the starting lineup, the final spot will come down to shooting guard Gerald Henderson or small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

Clifford is really excited about the potential Stephenson brings to the lineup.

"I’ve been around Kobe (Bryant) and (Tracy) McGrady and (Latrell) Sprewell in his prime. Lance isn’t there yet," Clifford said. "Lance was 13 1/2 (ppg.) last year. He’s young and talented. His efficiency shooting the ball, getting his turnovers down (need to improve). For us to talk about him as a legitimate All-Star player who we can play through, that’s the jump he needs to make and he knows that."


Kemba Walker's 29 points not enough to avoid sweep


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2014) With Al Jefferson sidelined with a foot injury, Bobcats guard Kemba Walker shouldered the load with a team-high 29 points on Monday, but it wasn't enough to help his team avoid a sweep from Miami in the opening round of the playoffs.

Walker shot 11 of 15 from the floor, including 4 of 7 from downtown, and 3 of 5 from the free throw line. He also added five rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals while logging 43 minutes of game action. He averaged 19.5 points, 6.0 assists and 3.8 rebounds this postseason.

Walker shot only 39.3 percent from the floor, but saw a boost in rebounds and assists this season. He finished with averages of 17.7 points, 6.1 assists and 4.2 rebounds in 73 games.

Kemba Walker can't find his shot in win over Hawks


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2014) Bobcats guard Kemba Walker had a hard time finding his shot in his first game back from a groin injury Monday night against the Hawks in Atlanta.

Walker scored just five points on 1 of 9 from the floor, including 1 of 5 from downtown, and 2 of 4 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with seven assists in 25 minutes. He is averaging 14.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists over his last three games.

Kemba Walker ready to roll Monday vs. Bobcats


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2014) Bobcats guard Kemba Walker went through morning shootaround without any issues and is expected to play against the Hawks Monday night, the Charlotte Observer reports. Walker sat out two consecutive games due to a groin injury. He is averaging 17.8 points, 6.1 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game this season.

Kemba Walker's injury not serious, still out Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Bobcats guard Kemba Walker underwent an MRI Saturday to determine the extent of the groin injury that kept him out of Friday's lineup. The test showed no serious issues, but coach Steve Clifford told the Charlotte Observer he will hold Walker out for Saturday's game against the 76ers as a precaution.

"Hopefully by Monday," Clifford said. "They did an MRI and it’s not anything serious."

Walker will get some extra time before getting his next chance to return, Monday against the Hawks. He will test the injury out during shootaround Monday before determining his status. 


Kemba Walker sidelined Friday with groin injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) Bobcats guard Kemba Walker will not play Friday against the Celtics, due to a groin injury suffered in the team's last game. According to the Charlotte Observer, he may be able to play in the team's next game, Saturday against the 76ers. 

Kemba Walker works past ankle scare, records triple-double


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Bobcats guard Kemba Walker worked past an injury scare early on and notched his first triple-double of the season in a 91-80 win over the Magic.

Walker made a brief trip to the locker to get his ankle taped up in the first half. He finished with 13 points on 5 of 15 from the floor, including 1 of 1 from downtown, and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. He completed the triple-double with 10 rebounds and 10 assists. He also chipped in with one steal while logging 35 minutes of game action.

Walker recorded his second career triple-double, and his first since January of 2012. He's averaging 17.2 points, 9.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds over his last five games.

Kemba Walker drops 22 in loss to Rockets


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) Bobcats guard Kemba Walker scored 22 points on 7 of 19 from the floor, including 2 of 6 from downtown, and a perfect 6 of 6 from the free throw line in a 100-89 loss to the Rockets.

Walker also contributed with four rebounds, three assists and one block while logging 39 minutes of game action. He's scored 20-plus in four of his last five games, averaging 19.2 points, 6.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds over that span.

Kemba Walker secures fifth double-double


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) Bobcats guard Kemba Walker notched a double-double on Friday, scoring 20 points and handing out 14 assists in a 101-92 win over the Cavaliers.

Walker shot 5 of 13 from the floor, including 1 of 5 from downtown, and a perfect 9 of 9 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with three rebounds, two steals and one block while logging 35 minutes of game action.

Walker has five double-doubles, matching last year's season-high. He is averaging 12.6 points and 7.6 assists over his last five games.