The Charlotte Hornets have under-performed all season long, and it looks like Micheal Jordan is ready to move off his franchise point guard Kemba Walker.
ESPN Sources: Charlotte making All-Star guard Kemba Walker available in trade talks. Story: https://t.co/4u3mLpmHcH
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 19, 2018
ESPN.com reported Friday that the Hornets are ready to entertain trade offers for the electrifying, Bronx-born and bred point guard, who led UConn to an improbable NCAA title in 2014.
The website also reported the Hornets are willing to trade other players like Nicolas Batum, Marvin Williams, Dwight Howard and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
Walker, who is making just $12 million this year is a valuable asset because of his low salary in comparison to other guards of his ilk. The Hornets/Bobcats have not won a playoff series and not finished higher than sixth in the Eastern Conference since returning as a franchise in 2004-05.
Walker is averaging 21.7 points, 5.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds through 41 games this season. He ranks seventh among qualified point guards in player efficiency rating, ahead of the Washington Wizards’ John Wall, among others, according to ESPN.com.
One landing spot that could make sense for Walker, would be a trade to his hometown team, the New York Knicks.
Kemba is a Madison Square Garden legend, because of his historic performance in the 2011 Big East Finals in which he won Tournament MVP and led The Huskies to their last Big East title.