The Dallas Mavericks have waived point guard Kemba Walker ahead of the date that his contract would become guaranteed for the rest of the season. Walker signed with the team in late November and played in just nine games with the team. He will likely look for another team to sign with and there may be interest from some teams, especially after the trade deadline in February. It appears the team decided to waive Walker to increase the minutes of two-way contract guard McKinley Wright IV who has played well for the team this season.
Mavs have waived Kemba Walker, per team.
— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) January 6, 2023
In his nine games with the Dallas Mavericks, Kemba Walker averaged 8.0 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 42.1 percent and a three-point percentage of 25 percent. With an open roster spot, the Dallas Mavericks will likely use a ten-day contract to evaluate a player and determine if they should sign them for the rest of the season. Walker, who has dealt with knee injuries, will be free to sign with another team to finish the season. With an overall record of 22-17 the Mavericks are currently the 4th seed in the Western Conference Standings.