Hornets Open to Trading Kemba Walker

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Hornets head coach Steve Clifford was informed of the details of this report and dismissed it as rumors.

Charlotte will likely try to get another team to take at least one of those other four players as part of a package deal with Walker to unload salaries and try to reset. Nevertheless, I'd take Woj's word over Kyler's and a player's wishes are seldom the final say on whether he's traded or not. But putting the cap aside, if the Hornets were to deal with the Heat, I would think the preference would be Bam Adebayo over Whiteside, due to simple economics. He's our best player.

Why is it even possible Charlotte would trade away the face of the franchise and a crowd favorite? "I've never been in that situation".

The bottom 12 teams in the National Basketball Association, from the Knicks to the last-place Magic, are only separated by seven games.

Per Ian Begley of ESPN New York, the Hornets would like to negotiate a trade with the Knicks, but Scott Perry hasn't yet been eager to engage.


"I'm here right now". I'm here right now. From building a new house, to giving back to the community, Walker said he hasn't thought about playing or living anywhere but the Queen City. I got the seal of approval after plugging it into ESPN's Trade Machine. In that regard, it made a lot of sense for the Hornets to see what they could get in return for their All-Star point guard. I've got to know a lot of the fans. Of course I'm going to be tied to this place. "I don't have control over those kind of things". "This is definitely home", Walker said.

Walker was asked today if he would be devastated by a trade from the Hornets. "I heard about that this morning, but it's that time of the year, rumors go everywhere and only like five percent of them happen".

If the Hornets find a trade partner and move Walker, let alone any other deals they might make, it could make it tougher for them to pass the Knicks.

While the top-end of the 2018 draft is as loaded as any, there is a fairly steep drop off after the first seven or so picks, and the Knicks - particularly with Walker running the point - are unlikely to be picking in the top 10.

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