Latest Kemba Walker News

On Basketball: Has Kyrie played his last game for Celtics?

May. 9, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

It begins. When the buzzer sounded in Milwaukee on Wednesday night, the question immediately became this: Has Kyrie Irving played his last game for the Boston Celtics? It's very possible. Welcome to free agency, Kyrie. He's now in the place that other big names like Kevin Durant, Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard and...

Beaten often but not beaten down, Fizdale eyes Knicks future

Apr. 16, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — David Fizdale went to his office one day last week and got right to work as usual. He wrote ideas on a board. Met with other staff in the building. After about 45 minutes, something dawned on him. "I had to, like, stop myself. Wait a minute, you don't have to get it all done right...

Kupchak: Hornets to do 'everything we can' to re-sign Walker

Apr. 12, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mitch Kupchak says the Charlotte Hornets plan to do everything they can to keep three-time All-Star Kemba Walker. The Hornets first-year general manager knows that has become a two-sided equation given Walker is set to become an unrestricted free agent in July and able to choose his...

All-Star Kemba Walker uncertain about his Hornets future

Apr. 11, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There's a part of Kemba Walker that wants to play his entire career with the Charlotte Hornets. There's another part that wants to compete for an NBA championship before he's too old. With the Hornets not ready to compete with the Golden State Warriors of the world, the 28-year-old...

Walker nets 43 in possible farewell as Charlotte eliminated

Apr. 11, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker's season is over with the Hornets. Now the question becomes whether the franchise's leading scorer and three-time All-Star is done playing in Charlotte for good. Walker can become a free agent in July. He offered little insight into whether he will be back after the...

Walker, Hornets keep playoff push going, beat Cavs 124-97

Apr. 9, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — With one game left, the Charlotte Hornets are still in the playoff chase. There's hope, not heartache. Kemba Walker scored 23 points and Charlotte kept its late-season postseason push going by pulling away in the fourth quarter for a 124-97 win Tuesday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers,...

Walker-led Hornets top Pistons 104-91, holding playoff hopes

Apr. 7, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Kemba Walker is keeping the Charlotte Hornets in the postseason picture Walker scored 20 of his 31 points in the first half to help Charlotte build a big lead and they went on to beat the Detroit Pistons 104-91 Sunday in a possibly pivotal game with just two games remaining in the regular...

Celtics top Pacers 117-97 in crucial Eastern Conference game

Apr. 5, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jason Tatum scored 22 points and Gordon Hayward added 21 in his return to Indianapolis on Friday night, leading the Boston Celtics to a crucial 117-97 victory over the Pacers. The Celtics broke a tie with Indiana for the No. 4 seed in the East and essentially took a two-game lead in the...

Deja vu: Lamb's 3-pointer lifts Hornets past Raptors 113-111

Apr. 5, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors are hoping they don't have to see Jeremy Lamb in the playoffs. Lamb beat the Raptors on a last-second 3-pointer for the second time in less than two weeks, knocking down a 27-footer from near the top of the key with 3.3 seconds left to lift the Charlotte Hornets...

Walker leads Hornets past Pelicans 115-109

Apr. 3, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kemba Walker wasn't about to succumb to the notion that he might be having an off night and start passing up shots — not with the Hornets trailing in the fourth quarter and trying to stay in the race for a playoff spot. Walker scored 21 of his 32 points in the final 10 minutes,...