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    Default Would You Trade For Kemba Walker???

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    “Kemba Walker, Hornets

    Walker projects to be the biggest fish in the trade market. The UConn product is having the best season of his career in 2018–19, pouring in 27.9 points per game while shooting a career-high from the field and 38.3% from three. He’s an expiring contract, too. Charlotte can offer the largest contract to Walker—five years, $188 million—yet it’s likely the former NCAA champion will search for a better situation after failing to win a playoff series in each of his first seven seasons.


    There won’t be a shortage of suitors should Charlotte opt to deal Walker. The Lakers would be expected to enter the mix, seeking a proven secondary scorer alongside LeBron James. Walker can mirror Kyrie Irving’s impact next to James, providing a clutch shot-maker with isolation credentials. Sacrificing Kyle Kuzma or Brandon Ingram (or perhaps a point-guard swap involving Lonzo Ball) could get a deal done.

    Other intriguing destinations? Perhaps Philadelphia isn’t done star shopping. The 76ers own Miami’s unprotected 2021 first-round pick, and perhaps the Hornets will attempt to revive Markelle Fultz’s career. San Antonio could look to add another backcourt scorer, too, and the Spurs have the young capital to make a deal. Expect a robust market for the two-time All-Star.

    Charlotte’s cap sheet is ugly outside of Walker. Bismack Biyombo has a $17 million option for 2019–20 that he will likely accept, and the same goes for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at $13 million. The Hornets owe an additional $15 million to Marvin Williams and $14.5 million to Cody Zeller. The most egregious deal belongs to Nic Batum, who is slated to earn $25.6 million next season. If Charlotte can attach one of the aforementioned contracts to a Walker deal, it will go a long way to mitigating the damage done during the Rich Cho era.”

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    1) if Knicks take back a bad contract, 3 years of Batum... a Walker-Batum for Kanter, Lee, and Dotson works. Knicks toss in a 2020 1st.

    Batum can groom Knits to play like him... the French connection.

    CHA gets cap relief for next 2 years, a nice young SG, and two vets they could flip for something else... perhaps.

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    2) Knicks send Knits-Lee for Kemba and Bacon. This trade also works.

    NY dumps Lee’s 2019 salary... get their PG. This will cost you Knits tho.

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    Is it worth trading for 28-yr-old Kemba... having Walker in NY during his age 29-33 seasons?

    Tough call... KP wants to win now... not in 4 years. I’m not seeing it realistic NY can get a free agent next summer.

    Now, we could tank and hope for Zion... then hope a max or 2 solid players commit to NY... Hope Kemba just signs with us...

    Or, LAK trades for Kemba, then KD or KL go there..

    Part of me wants to push chips in table now and be proactive...

    Another part prefers to rebuild through draft and tank this season and not be concerned about free agency.

    Both arguments are valid. But clearly the music has almost stopped on next summer’s free agent class...Kemba and KD might be last pieces.

    Prospects are assets and often they’re best spent selling high... I think if they don’t believe Knits is their future starting caliber of player then flip him while his potential still inflates his value. Even if you are selling long term for next year.

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    Mafra I think the losses are making you go crazy

    Theres no way we should trade for anybody right now. Specially for someone that'll get us a few extra wins this year.

    We need to rebuild thru the draft. Also we should try to acquire the best possible players in free agency. If they don't wanna sign with us then don't spend that cash on anybody else.
    I'm tired of seeing us overspend on average players (timmy hardaway).
    Lets take our time and do things correctly this time.

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    Pretty sure with any trade done with the Knicks, CHA would be looking for their 2019 1st to get into the Zion lottery. Nits for Kemba is laughable, the French Prince doesn't have that kind of trade value but I would jump at that deal if CHA values Nits that hign.

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    Kemba's performance are just a half a step above Mudiay's performance.
    There's nothing win win bout Kemba's performance .. Hornets tried their best to trade Kemba last season .. no takers !!!

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    Uhhhh Kemba dropped 50 tonight just saying I think his trade value just went up

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    Originally Posted by Kiyaman
    Kemba's performance are just a half a step above Mudiay's performance.
    There's nothing win win bout Kemba's performance .. Hornets tried their best to trade Kemba last season .. no takers !!!
    Kiy your posts are so untimely and off sometimes...I know you mean well but come on



    I said last yr we should have traded for him(nothing has changed) if we wanted to show everyone we were serious about winning when they made him available after their players went down with injuries early in the season but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooo we couldn't give up our precious little Knitty

    I said again this yr and he once again is the only realistic Free Agent target we can get

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    It probably makes more sense to wait and sign him as a free agent than give up an asset for him.... I only trade Knits to them if they take Lee.

    Kemba
    Timmy
    Zion
    KP
    Robinson

    Knox, Burke, Trier, Mudiay, Dotson, Knits and Vonleh.

    Toss in a high second rounder... a vet signing big...

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    Nice night by Kemba but his team lost. When Melo dropped 62 on them the Knicks at least won.

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    Originally Posted by Broadway
    Kiy your posts are so untimely and off sometimes...I know you mean well but come on



    I said last yr we should have traded for him(nothing has changed) if we wanted to show everyone we were serious about winning when they made him available after their players went down with injuries early in the season but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooo we couldn't give up our precious little Knitty

    I said again this yr and he once again is the only realistic Free Agent target we can get
    To be fair, Kiya was saying that Kemba isn’t a winning player. Kemba scored 60, but Charlotte still lost. Charlotte is 7 - 8. No reason to believe adding Kemba would make us a winner.

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    To be fair to Kemba, he's not why they're not winning. They got 2 guys they're paying $48M that scored 2 pts collectively in Batum and Biyombo. If I'm Kupchak, I do everything I can to bring Kemba back.

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    CHA lost on a buzzer-heater...


    Nobody thought adding Kyle Lowry would’ve been the difference... but look at how that worked out for TOR. Lowry was
    about 27-28 when it clicked and he became all star caliber PG... Kemba is 28 now...

    I think a healthy KP, a lottery stud, a shrewd vet signing plus Walker and NY should be a playoff-bound team.

    He’s not my first option, but is sort of like this decade’s Amar’e for us... we won’t be getting the top max types... but... he’s good enough... especially if we add Zion.

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    To be clear, sign Kemba in free agency? Absolutely. Trade for him? Probably not unless Charlotte is giving him away.

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