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Three Potential Landing Spots For Kemba Walker

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Kemba Walker Landing Spots

Five days ago the Charlotte Hornets made it clear that they were open to trade talks pertaining to their All-Star guard, Kemba Walker.

Walker has been the heart and soul of the franchise since he was drafted in 2011. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the developing story of the 6-foot-1 guard becoming available.

The 27-year-old guard is currently averaging 21.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game. (Per NBA) If the Hornets were to trade Walker there would be plenty of teams picking up the phone to negotiate.

However, Hornets owner Michael Jordan has recently stated that the team is not trading the former UConn Huskie. (Per, NBA)  But if Jordan did decide to entertain a trade they’re four teams that could use an All-Star guard in Kemba Walker.

Kemba Walker Destination one: Detroit Pistons

At the beginning of the seasons, the Pistons found themselves at the top of the Eastern Conference. Lately, the franchise has reverted back to their 2016-17 season form. Right now the franchise is in 9th place with a 22-23 record.

Head coach Stan Van Gundy has been struggling to get a consistent effort from his team as they have lost their last five games.  Adding Walker would be a breath of fresh air. Despite last year’s ego trip, Reggie Jackson has played great so far this season when healthy.

However, Van Gundy probably still wants to move Jackson contract.

Walker would provide another player who can create for himself while getting others involved. At times the Pistons struggle to be aggressive or close during close games. The former Huskie has no problem with closing games.

Adding the All-Star guard would provide the Pistons with a better fast break game, true point guard and a defender.

Kemba Walker Destination two: San Antonio Spurs

Despite the absences of Kawhi Leonard who is out indefinitely the team could use new life. The Spurs are trying to develop guard Dejounte Murray into their future point guard. But the team admitted that they tried to acquire Kyrie Irving during the summer.

No shade to Murray, but Walker is in his prime and could learn a lot from Spurs Head coach Greg Popovich.

Adding the Hornets guard could provide the team with another creator on offense and someone who can facilitate the offense. This team could become a real threat to the Warriors. The starting line-up could consist of LaMarcus Aldridge, Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green, Paul Gasol and Kemba Walker.

Kemba Walker Destination Three: Cleveland Cavaliers

Yes, I know what you’re thinking; the Cavaliers have Isaiah Thomas on the roster. Although the Cavaliers have finally merged Thomas into the line-up the team has been playing awful. However, the franchise needs to shake this roster up badly.

Both the Hornets and Cavaliers need to shed cap space. This trade could allow Cleveland to acquire younger players. Let’s not forget general manager LeBron James, I mean player has high respect for the former UConn guard.

Adding the New York native would provide Cleveland with a scorer who can create for himself and take over a game if need be. The 27-year-old has that killer instinct that the team needs and could be a closer for the team.

In addition to running the offense through the veteran guard, the team does not have to worry about defensive adjustments. The 7-year guard is four inches taller than Thomas which means a lot in late game situations.

The Cavs should probably trade IT. #IJS

Where do you see Kemba Walker landing?

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