According to reports by ESPN, the Hornets have made All-Star point guard Kemba Walker available in trade discussions, which is sure to grab the attention of many teams in the league despite the fact any deal will likely mean taking on one of the team's far-less-desirable contracts as well. In this edition of Buzz City Beat, we look at the Charlotte Hornets wanting to engage the New York Knicks in trade talks, where the team sits in the midseason power rankings and the Greensboro Swarm's loss to Raptors 905. Coach Steve Clifford added that it would be hard for him to imagine trading him.
"I've been here for the last seven years, and I'm going to do what I've got to do to help my team win games", Walker told reporters. 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. "This is the first time I've been in this kind of situation". I don't think so RIGHT NOW. I do a lot with the community, of course.
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While I am sure that any Laker fan would be overjoyed to acquire Walker, it still would leave a lot unanswered for the Lakers. This is definitely home. Especially if Ntilikina being dealt can land an all-star talent like Walker, who has stepped up in big moments at Madison Square Garden before and gives the Knicks the stellar point guard they've been coveting for what seems like decades.
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"I can't see that happening", said Hornets shooting guard Nic Batum.
This could turn out to be some team's lucky day as the Hornets have finally decided that they would be willing to part with their best player to try to begin to sort out the financial disaster they have gotten themselves into. "I've played with great guys in my career and he's up there", Batum said.
The Charlotte Hornets really want to have a clear out and get rid of all their bad contracts and untradable assets, so they're doing their best to make themselves as appealing as possible to every team in the National Basketball Association.