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Kemba Walker #15  |  6’1″ 184 lbs  |  Charlotte Hornets 
 
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Player News
August 8, 2016
Walker said last week that he’s fully recovered from the offseason left knee surgery he underwent to address a torn meniscus, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.Walker, who went under the knife in May, clarified that the procedure was elective in nature and was intended to reduce some chronic pain. If Walker was playing through any limitations last season, it certainly didn’t show, as the 26-year-old submitted a career-best campaign with averages of 20.9 points, 5.2 assists, 4.4 rebounds, 2.2 three-pointers and 1.6 steals in 81 games. He should be in store for another big year in 2016-17 and shapes up as one of the better fantasy point guards.
May 9, 2016
Walker underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.It’s unclear when exactly Walker sustained the injury, but he struggled throughout the Hornets’ first-round series loss to the Heat. Walker averaged 22.7 points and four assists, but shot just 36.6 percent from the field and 32.6 percent from three-point range. In the deciding Game 7, Walker was limited to only nine points (3-16 FG) in 36 minutes. According to a team release, Walker will rest and rehab for roughly two months with the goal of returning to full basketball activities sometime in July.
May 1, 2016
Walker scored just nine points (3-16 FG, 2-2 FT, 1-4 3Pt) to go along with six assists, two rebounds and a steal in 36 minutes during Sunday’s blowout loss to the Heat.Walker dropped in 36 points the previous game, continuing a series-long trend of alternating poor performances with great ones, and he couldn’t come up with the goods in the pivotal Game 7. He will enter the offseason having put up the best all-around statistical season of his career, and he should be a strong fantasy option once again in 2016/17.
April 30, 2016
Walker scored a playoff career-high 37 points (14-30 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 5-6 FT) while adding five assists, three rebounds and two steals in 39 minutes during Friday’s loss to the Heat in Game 6 of their first round series.The huge scoring outburst comes just two games after he poured in 34 points, as Walker continues to alternate big performances with mediocre ones. The Hornets need to hope he can break that pattern Sunday, though, when the series heads back to Miami for a decisive Game 7.
April 27, 2016
Walker finished with just 14 points (4-18 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, five assists, one steal, and one block over 35 minutes in wednesday’s Game 5 win against the Heat.This has been the trend for Walker, who has alternated strong performances with poor shooting nights. He missed 14 of his 18 shots, but did manage to hit three of his attempts from downtown. The Hornets are currently upsetting the Heat in this best of seven series, but they’ll need the fifth-year guard to regain his shooting consistency if they want to move on to the semi-finals.
Injuries
  • Knee
Date: May 9, 2016
Status: OUT
Walker underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.It’s unclear when exactly Walker sustained the injury, but he struggled throughout the Hornets’ first-round series loss to the Heat. Walker averaged 22.7 points and four assists, but shot just 36.6 percent from the field and 32.6 percent from three-point range. In the deciding Game 7, Walker was limited to only nine points (3-16 FG) in 36 minutes. According to a team release, Walker will rest and rehab for roughly two months with the goal of returning to full basketball activities sometime in July.
  • Knee
Date: Apr 18, 2016
Status: Prob Wed
Walker has a knee injury but is expected to play in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
  • Illness
Date: Dec 7, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker (illness) will go through pregame warmups before determining whether or not he’ll play Monday against Detroit.Walker is officially listed as “doubtful” on the team’s injury report, but it appears he’ll attempt to warm up before officially ruling himself in or out. Even if he does play, Walker remains a risky daily target, as his minutes could be monitored, not to mention the possibility of the illness impacting his effectiveness. If Walker does not play, coach Steve Clifford confirmed Jeremy Lin would start in his place.
  • Illness
Date: Dec 7, 2015
Status: Ques Mon
Walker is under the weather and is considered a game-time decision against the Pistons on Monday.
  • Illness
Date: Dec 7, 2015
Status: Prob Mon
Walker is under the weather but will suit up against the Pistons on Monday.
  • Illness
Date: Dec 7, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker is dealing with an illness and is listed as doubtful for Monday’s game against Detroit.According to coach Steve Clifford, Walker didn’t attend shootaround, and the team doesn’t anticipate that he’ll recover from the illness in time to play in Monday night’s contest. If Walker does, indeed, sit out, Charlotte will likely turn to Jeremy Lin at point guard. Alternatively, Clifford could go with veteran Brian Roberts, who’s played only sparingly off the bench and wouldn’t force the coach to alter his second unit.
  • Illness
Date: Dec 7, 2015
Status: Doub Mon
Walker is under the weather and will likely sit out against the Pistons on Monday.
  • Heel
Date: Oct 22, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker (heel) will play against the Pacers on Thursday.Walker will be available to play against Indiana on Thursday after suffering a left heel contusion Monday in the Hornets’ win over the Bulls. Charlotte’s starting point guard could see another notable season this 2015-16 campaign as he averaged about 17.3 points and 5.1 assists last season.
  • Heel
Date: Oct 21, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker (heel) has been ruled out for Wednesday’s preseason game against the Pistons.Walker was originally expected to play Wednesday, but it appears the team will err on the side of caution, as he sits in preparation for the season opener Oct. 28 against the Heat. Considering he almost played Wednesday, there’s no reason to believe his status for the opener is in jeopardy, unless he suffered an unannounced setback.
  • Heel
Date: Oct 20, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker (heel) didn’t practice Tuesday, but is expected to play in Wednesday’s preseason contest against the Pistons.Walker bruised his heel during Monday’s preseason win over Chicago, and while he’ll rest Tuesday, the issue doesn’t appear to be anything serious. Walker finished with 22 points and two steals Monday night.
  • Heel
Date: Oct 19, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker was diagnosed a left heel contusion in Monday’s game versus the Bulls.The injury doesn’t seem to be anything serious, as he is still available to return to the game. A return does seem unlikely however, given it’s a preseason contest and the Hornets will want to give his heel time to heal. It is something to keep an eye on heading in to the start of the season though.
  • Knee
Date: Mar 11, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker (knee) will see limited minutes in Wednesday’s game against the Kings, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.Walker will make his return after undergoing surgery in late-January to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Coach Steve Clifford confirmed Wednesday morning that Walker will come off the bench and play about nine minutes per half, so he won’t be a strong fantasy option in his first game back. At this point, it’s unclear how long he’ll play under a minutes restriction.
  • Knee
Date: Mar 10, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker (knee) said he’s going to return to the court Wednesday against the Kings, the Hornets’ official site reports.Walker was forceful in the interview, saying that he will play Wednesday, but he then back pedaled a little and said he is hopeful to be out there Wednesday. He played three-on-three Tuesday and said everything went great, so it sounds like Walker is a near-lock to return Wednesday, though it remains unclear how many minutes he’ll get and whether or not he’ll start.
  • Knee
Date: Mar 6, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker (knee) is expected to return to the lineup in no less than two weeks, the Charlotte Observer reports.Walker has been cleared to resume practicing and is targeting a return at some point during Charlotte’s West Coast road trip. The two-week timetable is far from solidified at this point, but the Hornets should zero in on a target date for Walker’s return after assessing his condition over the next few practices. Once he returns to the lineup, he’ll find himself with a new running mate in the backcourt, as coach Steve Clifford relayed that he plans to keep the newly acquired Mo Williams in a starting role alongside Walker.
  • Knee
Date: Mar 4, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker (knee) has been cleared to resume basketball activities.Walker, who underwent surgery in late-January to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, has been cleared to practice without restrictions, so it’s only a matter of time before he’s back on the court. The point guard is without a firm return date, but he should be considered day-to-day going forward until the team provides a timetable. Coach Steve Clifford said, barring a setback, he hopes to have Walker back sometime during the team’s upcoming West Coast road swing, which begins Mar. 16 in Utah. Walker was averaging 18.8 points, 5.2 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game prior to the injury.
  • Knee
Date: Mar 1, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker (knee) will be reevaluated Wednesday, the Charlotte Observer reports.Walker doesn’t have a definite timetable for return but an announcement sometime after Wednesday’s doctor visit is expected. In the meantime, Mo Williams has taken over duties at starting point guard and should be owned across all standard leagues until Walker returns to the court.
  • Knee
Date: Feb 18, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker (knee) is targeting Mar. 16 as the earliest possible return date, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.Walker was originally handed a recovery timetable of about six weeks, and this return date would fall in line with that prognosis. The point guard has already missed eight games, and assuming the Mar. 16 timeline holds up, he’d miss 12 additional contests. The Hornets have been starting Brian Roberts in his place, but recent acquisition Mo Williams will factor into the rotation and has a chance to supplant Roberts in the starting five.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 28, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker (knee) underwent successful surgery Wednesday to repair a torn left meniscus. He’s expected to miss a minimum of six weeks.As expected, Walker will miss at least a month-and-a-half of action, and he should be expected back in early-to-mid-March. Walker is the Hornets’ leader in scoring, assists and steals and had scored 20 or more point sin 14 of his last 21 contests. Brian Roberts will step in as the interim starting point guard in Walker’s absence, though the team could look to find an upgrade via trade.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 26, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker (knee) is in New York on Monday getting a second opinion on his injury, the Charlotte Observer’s Rick Bonnell reports.The Hornets do not play again until Wednesday in San Antonio, so in theory, Walker could rejoin the team and take part in that game. However, conventional wisdom would suggest he probably won’t be available for that game. There is still nothing firm being announced here, but we should know more following the results of this second opinion.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 26, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker (knee) will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, NBA.com reports.Walker received a second opinion on his knee, which has been bothering him for nearly two weeks, Monday, and the torn meniscus diagnosis was confirmed. While the team is withholding a timeline until after the surgery is completed, Walker is expected to miss around six weeks. If that timetable is, indeed, accurate, Walker would be set to return in early-to-mid-March with roughly 20 or so games remaining in the regular season. Even without an official timetable from the team, expect Walker to miss significant time, which means Brian Roberts will step in as the starting point guard. Charlotte could look to make a move, however, as they currently cling to a half-game lead over Brooklyn for the eighth and final playoff spot.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 25, 2015
Status: Out indefinitely
Walker has a knee injury and will undergo further evaluation. It is unclear when he will return.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 25, 2015
Status: Prob Wed
Walker is recovering from a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. He is expected to return Wednesday against the Kings.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 25, 2015
Status: Out indefinitely
Walker will have knee surgery to repair torn lateral meniscus it is unclear when he will return.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 25, 2015
Status: Out indefinitely
Walker will have surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee and it is unclear when he will return.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 25, 2015
Status: Early March
Walker tore the lateral meniscus in his left knee and as a result is expected to miss six weeks.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 25, 2015
Status: Ques Wed
Walker has a knee injury and his status for Wednesday’s game against the Spurs in unknown.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 25, 2015
Status: Ques Wed
Walker is recovering from a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. He is questionable to return Wednesday against the Kings.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 24, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker is dealing with soreness in his knee and will not play against the Knicks on Saturday, the Charlotte Observer reports.Walker will get significant time to rest his knee by not playing Saturday since the Hornets won’t play again until Wednesday against the Spurs. Brian Roberts will start at point guard Saturday and Gary Neal and Lance Stephenson should chip in off the bench.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 21, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker (knee) will be a true game-time decision Wednesday against the Heat.After sitting out Monday, practicing Tuesday and going through Wednesday’s shootaround, the belief is that Walker will be ready to go, but he’ll go through pregame warmups and see how he feels before making a final determination. Walker has been on a tear of late, averaging 29.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists while shooting 47.3 percent from the field over his last five games.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 21, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker (knee) will play Wednesday against the Heat, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.After going through shootaround without issue, Walker has been given the green light after missing two games. He may still be hampered, but he’s strung together some impressive performances of late and is averaging nearly 30 points and five rebounds over his last five games.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 21, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker (knee) went through shootaround and is probable to play Wednesday against the Heat, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.Walker has missed the last two games due to a cyst in his knee, but after practicing Tuesday and taking part in shootaround, he’s on track to return to the court Wednesday night. The point guard is averaging 27.0 points and 4.6 assists this month, and his Hornets have won seven of their last eight.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 20, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker (knee) took part in Tuesday’s practice and could return to action Wednesday, Rock Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.Walker is dealing with a cyst in his knee that’s caused him to miss the Hornets’ last two games. However, it’s beginning to subside, and it sounds as though Charlotte is expected that Walker will be available Wednesday, barring a setback. A final determination may not come until after shootaround, but if Walker is ultimately ruled out, expect Brian Roberts to make another start in his place. Roberts scored 16 points and had five assists in Monday’s blowout win over the Timberwolves.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 18, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker (knee) missed practice Sunday, and is not expected to play Monday, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.He’s currently dealing with a cyst in his knee, that has given him trouble on and off for much of his basketball playing career. The fact that Walker could potentially practice Sunday does give some hope that this injury isn’t too serious and that fantasy owners will regain his services sooner rather than later.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 18, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker (knee) will not play Monday against the Wolves, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Ovserver reports.The cyst in Walker’s knee will claim another game from the guard, and it may not be the end of the injury. He’s day-to-day, and will remain out until the injury resolves itself. The Hornets made it sound like Walker could wake up any morning and be healthy enough to play, but that makes their decision to rule him out of Monday’s game on Sunday. While it’s tough to do, managers in weekly leauges should strongly consider benching Walker for the week.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 17, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker (knee) will not play against the Pacers on Saturday, the Charlotte Observer reports.Walker is dealing with some pain from a cyst in his knee and was considered questionable to play heading into Saturday. It’s still somewhat undetermined how severe the cyst is, and he should be considered day-to-day until further information is released by the Hornets. Brian Roberts is expected to start in place of Walker for the time being.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 17, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker (knee), who has already been ruled out for Saturday’s game against the Pacers, is considered day-to-day per coach Steve Clifford.Walker is dealing with a cyst in his knee that has plagued him since high school. It recently flared up and Charlotte’s medical staff will continually monitor the situation to determine his availability for Monday’s game against the Timberwolves. In Walker’s absence, Brian Roberts is considered the replacement starter while Gary Neal serves as backup off the bench.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 16, 2015
Status: Ques Wed
Walker has missed the last two games with a left knee cyst and is questionable Wednesday against the Heat.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 16, 2015
Status: Out Mon
Walker missed the last game with a left knee cyst and will not play Monday against the Timberwolves.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 16, 2015
Status: Doub Mon
Walker missed the last game with a left knee cyst and is not expected to play Monday against the Timberwolves.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 16, 2015
Status: OUT
Walker is dealing with some pain in his knee and is considered questionable to play against the Pacers on Saturday, the Charlotte Observer reports.Walker has dealt with a minor meniscus tear since high school that flared up Friday and caused him to miss practice. If he’s unable to play against the Pacers, Brian Roberts will be the likely replacement to start at point guard.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 16, 2015
Status: Ques Sat
Walker is questionable for Saturday’s game against the Pacers due to a knee injury.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 16, 2015
Status: Out Sat
Walker is dealing with a knee injury and is not expected to play Saturday against the Pacers.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 16, 2015
Status: Ques Mon
Walker missed the last game with a left knee cyst and is questionable to play Monday against the Timberwolves.
  • Knee
Date: Jan 16, 2015
Status: Prob Wed
Walker has missed the last two games with a left knee cyst but is expected to return Wednesday against the Heat.
  • Thigh
Date: Nov 28, 2014
Status: OUT
Walker has been dealing with a minor thigh injury but is still expected to play against the Warriors on Friday, the Charlotte Observer reports.The thigh injury that Walker is dealing with has flown under the radar, although that’s likely because it’s minor in nature and never really posed any threats for Walker’s availability. The point guard should be deployed in all formats as he’ll more than likely assume his normal role against the Warriors.
  • Back
Date: Nov 16, 2014
Status: Prob Mon
Walker is expected to play Monday against the Mavericks despite a back injury.
  • Back
Date: Nov 15, 2014
Status: OUT
Walker is questionable for Saturday’s game against the Warriors because of a back injury, Steve Martin of the Hornets’ official website reports.There’s no indication that Walker’s injury is at all serious, but the situation will still be worth keeping an eye on as the opening tip-off approaches. If Walker were unable to play, Brian Roberts would likely get the start at point guard.
  • Back
Date: Nov 15, 2014
Status: OUT
Walker (back) will start Saturday night against the Warriors, the Charlotte Observer’s Rick Bonnell reports.There was never any serious concern associated with the injury, and Walker will play through the discomfort Saturday night. Feel free to roll with him.
  • Foot
Date: Nov 1, 2014
Status: Prob Sat
Walker is expected to play Saturday against Memphis.
  • Foot
Date: Oct 28, 2014
Status: OUT
Walker and the Hornets agreed Tuesday to a four-year, $48 million contract extension, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports.Walker was dealing with a minor foot injury last week, but is expected to be ready for the season opener Wednesday. He won’t be playing for a new contract this year, but he’s still one of the better guards in fantasy because of his production across the board.
  • Foot
Date: Oct 24, 2014
Status: Prob Wed
Walker has a sore left foot but is expected to play Wednesday against the Bucks.
  • Foot
Date: Oct 24, 2014
Status: Ques Wed
Walker has a sore left foot and is questionable to play Wednesday against the Bucks.
  • Foot
Date: Oct 23, 2014
Status: OUT
Walker (foot) departed Thursday morning’s shootaround due to foot soreness and is considered questionable to play in Charlotte’s preseason finale against the Pacers, the Charlotte Observer reports.Walker, who battled a knee bruise earlier in the preseason, can be added to a lengthy list of injuries for the new-look Hornets. While it doesn’t look to be anything serious – there’s still a chance he could play Thursday night – it’s relatively concerning that foot soreness would crop up seemingly out of nowhere. Walker’s status will continue to be monitored on a day-to-day basis in advance of the regular season.
  • Foot
Date: Oct 23, 2014
Status: OUT
Walker (foot) will not play Thursday against Indiana, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports. He underwent an MRI, but the results have not been released yet.Walker’s foot became “really sore” during Thursday morning’s shootaround, and he’ll be held out of action Thursday. Until the results of the MRI are released, it’s probably best to play it safe and let someone else draft Walker for the time being.
  • Knee
Date: Oct 17, 2014
Status: OUT
Walker (knee) will be evaluated before Friday’s preseason game against the Wizards to determine if he can in fact play.Originally Walker was ruled out for Friday’s game, but he’s apparently progressed enough to participate in pregame warmups. Considering that he’s close to returning, his knee injury doesn’t seem too concerning for his viability during the regular season.
  • Knee
Date: Oct 16, 2014
Status: OUT
Walker (knee) will not play Friday against the Wizards.Walker sustained a knee contusion earlier in the week and will miss his second consecutive preseason contest. He should be fine when the regular season opens, and he’ll begin the year as the unquestioned starter at point guard.
  • Knee
Date: Oct 14, 2014
Status: OUT
Walker (knee) will not play in Wednesday’s preseason game against the Pistons.Walker sustained a minor knee contusion in Monday’s game against the Magic, and he’ll be held out, likely for precautionary reasons. The ailment shouldn’t affect Walker for more than a few days, and his status for the regular season opener is not in jeopardy.
  • Knee
Date: Oct 13, 2014
Status: OUT
Walker left Monday’s preseason game versus the Magic with a left knee contusion and won’t return, the Charlotte Observer reports.Walker’s removal was likely precautionary, but his status should be watched in the coming days to learn if he misses any additional time. Before suffering the injury, he put together a jam-packed line, with 11 points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, five dimes, and one steal in 17 minutes.
  • Knee
Date: Oct 13, 2014
Status: OUT
Walker said after Monday’s preseason win against the Magic that he may require a few days off, but his left knee contusion isn’t serious, the Charlotte Observer reports.Taking Walker’s words at face value put in peril an appearance in the Hornets’ next contest Wednesday versus the Pistons. However, a lengthy absence isn’t expected, which should result in active status before long. After two-plus exhibitions, he’s averaged 12.3 points (on 48.3 percent shooting), 4.7 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and one three-pointer in 23.3 minutes. Expect steals to return to his line once he’s logging his normal 35-38 minutes per night.

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