Kemba Walker rejects possibility of teaming up with other All-Stars
The 2019 All-Star festivities are currently being held in Charlotte, North Carolina. All-Star guard Kemba Walker, who is currently playing for the Hornets, is ready to take the center stage and remind everyone that he’s one of the best players in the league.
Walker, who is averaging 24.9 points, 5.6 assists, and 4.4 rebounds per game this season, is set to become a free agent this summer, joining a talented pool that also consist guys like Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, and Kyrie Irving.
NBA.com’s Shaun Powell asked Walker if he plans to join another superteam this summer, and the eight-year veteran said he’d rather go against his fellow All-Stars.
“For me, I love competing. I love playing against these other players, the great players. I don’t want to go join their teams. If any want to come play on my team, I’m good with that. But I’m a competitor. Playing against these guys drives me and fuels me.”
So far, the Hornets star has not given any indication that he wants to leave Charlotte, and team owner Michael Jordan has publicly stated on multiple occasions that he will do whatever it takes to keep Walker.
Kemba has been linked to trade rumors involving the Los Angeles Lakers, but those reports never intensified the same way as those speculations on New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis.
The Hornets are currently seventh in the Eastern Conference standings, thanks in large part to Walker’s stellar performance this season, and with 25 games remaining, it looks like the team is heading the right direction.
For now, Walker is a Hornet.
But that can change this summer.