Over the last couple of games, Walker has gotten some good minutes due to Chandler being out of the lineup. Overall I like what I've seen so far. Walker seems to have a lot of upside and brings something we haven't had in a long while. This summer, Walsh has to make some decisions about who to keep or let go and I believe Walker is a guy we should definitely invest in plus he would barely cost us anything.
Now I now some of you will say that you can't really assume anything in this short amount of time. However, there are some signs which lead me to believe that Walker (if given quality minutes) will produce more than Chandler. There are times when Chandler fades out of games in the 2nd half even when he's having a good game. This is obviously due to a lack of aggressiveness. Walker seems to have plenty of confidence and the skills to go with it plus he runs the floor well.
Here are the main reasons why RIGHT NOW I like Walker over Chandler:
Defensively, Walker is below average so he will need to work on that along with his jumpshot.
- Emotion and agressiveness
- Doesn't seem to have a great jumpshot but can create of the dribble and finish strong
- Walker is more explosive and will probably get to the FT line more often
- A constant presence on the floor
- Pretty good basketball I.Q (so far)
- Understands spacing on offense
If Walker is really the player (on a consistent basis) that he's showing then this just creates more trade opportunities for Walsh this summer. I think Chandler has decent trade value so a number of teams could be interested in him.