Kemba Walker, 29, has been expressing his desire to stay in Charlotte and to continue to play for the Hornets. The eight-year veteran is adamant about staying in Charlotte. Walker has expressed that he is interested in taking a pay cut in order to stay in Charlotte. Walker would rather stay in Charlotte to help build a championship team, rather than take his talent elsewhere.
This season Walker was named to an All-NBA team. Since this happened, Kemba Walker is now eligible for a five-year max deal for $221.3 million. If Walker was not named All-NBA his deal would have been $190 million. However, his allegiance is with the Hornets, not the contract.
Non-Hornet fans have been hoping Walker was going to leave Charlotte and could possibly be a part of their team. According to Adrian Wojnarowski on ESPN Mock Draft Special, the Lakers, Mavericks, and Knicks are three teams who will be interested in pursuing Walker this offseason. Three teams that could benefit from Walker’s talent. The Knicks, Lakers, and Mavericks will proceed to go after Walker if he is not signed.