The Dallas Mavericks plan to sign veteran point guard Kemba Walker to a contract for the rest of the 2022-23 NBA season. He was traded by the New York Knicks during the 2022 NBA Draft to the Detroit Pistons. The team worked out a buyout with Walker who was still hoping to be able to play in the NBA this season. Injuries have slowed down veteran point guard, but with Dallas struggling to win, they need some experienced depth this season. Dallas will waive Facundo Campazzo to make room for Walker on the roster.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 28, 2022
Last season in 37 games with the New York Knicks, Kemba Walker averaged 11.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 40.3 percent and a three-point percentage of 36.7 percent. A lingering knee injury has bothered Walker in the back part of his career so his time on the court will need to be somewhat limited if he is going to be effective. Dallas needs the addition on the offensive side of the ball.
Souces confirm, In: Kemba Walker, 32. Out: Campazzo. Campazzo played 3 minutes in Milwaukee last night and was told afterward of his impending release.
Walker’s knee issues are well-chronicled, but the Mavs’ need for a third creator has been glaring from moment Brunson left.
— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) November 28, 2022
The Dallas Mavericks currently sit at 11th in the Western Conference Standings with an overall record of 9-10. With the way, it currently stands the team would miss the Playoffs and the play-in games. Signing Kemba Walker won’t fix all of their problems, but it will give them another creator which they desperately needed on the court.