With rumors that the Charlotte Hornets have placed All-Star point guard Kemba Walker on the trade block, the New York Knicks - despite not having a major need a point guard - have been linked to the NYC native.
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According to Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post, New York could offer Charlotte a package centered around 2017 first-round pick Frank Ntilikina and their 2018 first-round pick.
Say, for example, Walker was shipped to his hometown New York Knicks, along with Williams, for rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina, Joakim Noah and New York’s 2018 first-round pick. That would save Charlotte about $4 million next season while giving it an intriguing young point guard to install as Walker’s successor. It would also help Charlotte’s first-round pick move into the top five in the lottery, giving the team a chance to land a star in a top-heavy draft, as well as another pick in the middle of the round.
Walker is still under contract through the 2018-19 season at just $12 million per season, making him one of the best bargains in the NBA. As such, a number of other teams are interested in dealing for Walker, including the Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, and Utah Jazz.
Walker is averaging 21.8 points, 5.8 assists, and 3.4 rebounds in 37 games so far this season.Back to the New York Knicks Newsfeed