Lakers Rumors: Trade packages that can land Kemba Walker

Oscar Cross
January 21, 2018

Walker is now averaging 21.7 points, 5.8 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals, and 2.5 three-point field goals made in 34.5 minutes per game.

Walker, 27, would likely be traded as part of a bigger deal if the Hornets ultimately made a decision to send him elsewhere.

Beyond that, Wojnarowski wrote that "Charlotte is hopeful that the inclusion of Walker in a potential trade could help bring back a good, young player or a first-round draft pick". Walker was not the only player the Hornets are willing to move but is by far the most attractive to opposing front offices. If a team wants to take say Nic Batum off the Hornets hands, Kemba will have to be a part of the deal to make it happen and at that point, I think the team would do it.

Kemba Walker, Nicolas Batum, Dwight Howard, Marvin Williams and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist are all on the trade block for the Queen City team is looking to shed some of their larger contracts. I've gotten to know a lot of the fans. Everyone will want Walker, but no one is going to be eager to take on one of those contracts to get him. With the easiest remaining schedule of any National Basketball Association team, there's a good chance that they will continue to climb in the rankings. I'd be pretty upset. Look, as I mentioned in my previous piece on Kemba Walker, I would absolutely LOVE to have him in a Jazz uniform. The No.7 seed Pelicans are only three games in the loss column behind the No.4 seed Minnesota Timberwolves, and they've got a real chance to win a playoff series with Davis and DeMarcus Cousins in the frontcourt.

Having said all of this, there have been many rumors lately about the Cavaliers making a move before the trade deadline [VIDEO] in February.

If the Hornets trade Walker, then they are essentially punting on this season. The former University of CT standout is the only player Charlotte has drafted to make an All-Star team since Baron Davis (2002) despite the franchise having 12 top-14 picks since 2004.

Carrying a awful contract themselves in Joakim Noah's, adding more big salaries to their payroll is the last thing the Knicks want to do.

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