Hornets’ Kemba Walker meeting with Michael Jordan soon
According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Walker plans on meeting with Hornets owner Michael Jordan in the coming days, even though the star point guard has said his agent will handle all contract negotiations.
Walker said Thursday that he would be willing to take less than the supermax from the Hornets in order to help build a competent team around him. Charlotte is also considered to be the top priority for the 29-year-old.
In eight seasons in Charlotte, Walker has only appeared in the playoffs twice, both first-round exits in 2014 and 2016.
Walker set a career high in points in 2018-19 with 25.6 per game. He is averaging 19.8 points, 5.5 assists and 3.8 rebounds for his career.
For too long now, Walker has been forced to carry the Hornets, a potential reason why the All-Star is willing to save the team some money so they can be more flexible when it comes to bringing in free agents in the future.