Kemba Walker
Charlotte Hornets star Kemba Walker (above) says he would be “devastated” if he were to be traded. (Shanna Lockwood/USA Today Sports)

The Charlotte Hornets are one of the more underwhelming teams in the NBA at 18-25. If the season ended today, they would not be in the playoffs. Aside from the team not being very good on the floor, they are also cumbersome financially. The bloated salary is hampering Charlotte’s ability to make moves to try and save the season. In light of all this, there is more bad news: Hornets’ star Kemba Walker is reportedly on the trade block.

In response to those rumors, Walker is at a loss for words but reiterates that he does not want to leave Charlotte. “I would definitely be devastated if I was to get traded,” Walker said to Dan Feldman of NBC Sports. “I do want to be here.”

“I’ve never really been in trade rumors like that, like I’ve been hearing lately about myself,” Walker continued. “But I mean, I don’t know. I don’t even know. I don’t know. This is very new, and I really just don’t know.”

Walker says the team is still maintaining focus on the task at hand: getting back into the playoffs. “I’m here,” Walker said, “and I’m just trying to play and trying to win and trying to do what I can for this organization and try to get back in the playoff hunt. That’s the main priority.”


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