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Kemba Walker

28-Year-Old        Charlotte Hornets

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

22.1

REB

3.1

AST

5.6

STL

1.1

BLK

0.3

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

After making his first All-Star appearance in 2016, Walker has plenty to build off of going into his seventh season in the NBA. While he saw some solid increases in his numbers across the board, Charlotte won just 36 games last season, 12 fewer than their impressive 48-win s...

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HT: 6' 1"   WT: 184 lbs   DOB: 5/8/1990  College: Connecticut   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #9 Overall in 2011   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kemba Walker Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $48 million contract extension with the Hornets in October of 2014. Contract runs through the end of the 2018-19 season.

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Walker provided 15 points (6-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt), five assists and two rebounds during the Hornets' 119-93 season finale win over the Pacers on Tuesday.

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Kemba Walker NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 21 CHA 66 27.2 12.1 3.5 4.4 0.9 0.3 1.0 36.6 78.9 1.8 0.5 3.1 3.4 30.5 4.3 11.6 2.5 3.2
2012-13 22 CHA 82 34.9 17.7 3.5 5.7 2.0 0.4 1.3 42.3 79.8 2.4 0.7 2.7 4.0 32.2 6.4 15.2 3.6 4.5
2013-14 23 CHA 73 35.8 17.7 4.2 6.1 1.2 0.4 1.5 39.3 83.7 2.3 0.5 3.7 4.5 33.3 6.2 15.7 3.9 4.6
2014-15 24 CHA 62 34.2 17.3 3.5 5.1 1.4 0.5 1.4 38.5 82.7 1.6 0.6 3.0 4.5 30.4 6.1 15.8 3.8 4.6
2015-16 25 CHA 81 35.6 20.9 4.4 5.2 1.6 0.5 2.2 42.7 84.7 2.1 0.7 3.7 6.0 37.1 7.0 16.4 4.6 5.4
2016-17 26 CHA 79 34.7 23.2 3.9 5.5 1.1 0.3 3.0 44.4 84.7 2.1 0.6 3.3 7.6 39.9 8.1 18.3 3.8 4.5
2017-18 27 CHA 80 34.2 22.1 3.1 5.6 1.1 0.3 2.9 43.1 86.4 2.2 0.4 2.7 7.5 38.4 7.4 17.0 4.5 5.3
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Kemba Walker NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 26.0 11.8 1.2 4.4 0.2 0.2 1.2 40.4 93.7 2.4 0.0 1.2 4.8 25.0 3.8 9.4 3.0 3.2
Last 10 Games 10 29.6 18.8 1.9 4.1 0.6 0.2 2.7 47.7 97.4 2.8 0.2 1.7 7.2 37.5 6.2 13.0 3.7 3.8
Last 20 Games 20 32.7 19.4 2.6 5.0 0.9 0.2 2.6 42.6 90.2 2.3 0.3 2.3 7.3 35.6 6.3 14.8 4.2 4.6

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Kemba Walker
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 10 @IND 93-119 25 15 2 5 0 0 1 6 11 0 0 3 6 0 2 0
Apr 8 IND 117-123 25 12 1 5 0 0 4 4 9 4 4 0 3 0 1 0
Apr 6 @ORL 100-137 23 13 1 4 1 0 1 3 9 6 6 1 4 0 1 0
Apr 3 @CHI 120-114 31 9 1 4 0 0 2 4 11 0 1 1 6 0 1 0
Apr 1 PHI 102-119 26 10 1 4 0 1 4 2 7 5 5 1 5 0 1 0
Mar 31 @WAS 107-93 32 7 4 2 1 0 4 3 9 0 0 1 6 2 2 1
Mar 28 CLE 105-118 33 21 2 4 0 0 2 7 18 5 5 2 8 0 2 0
Mar 26 NYK 137-128 39 31 2 7 0 0 3 11 21 5 5 4 12 0 2 1
Mar 24 @DAL 98-102 34 24 2 2 3 1 5 9 17 2 2 4 8 0 2 2
Mar 22 MEM 140-79 28 46 3 4 1 0 2 13 18 10 10 10 14 0 3 1
Mar 21 @BKN 105-111 37 24 5 6 2 0 0 6 25 11 11 1 5 2 3 1
Mar 19 @PHI 108-94 40 24 8 6 3 1 3 8 19 7 7 1 9 1 7 0
Mar 17 @NYK 124-101 25 10 1 2 0 0 2 4 10 0 0 2 5 0 1 1
Mar 15 @ATL 117-129 35 24 4 8 1 0 2 6 14 6 6 6 10 0 4 2
Mar 13 @NOP 119-115 39 22 3 7 1 0 3 9 20 1 1 3 7 0 3 1
Mar 10 PHO 122-115 39 11 2 7 1 0 1 4 14 1 2 2 8 0 2 1
Mar 8 BKN 111-125 31 21 0 6 2 0 3 7 11 4 4 3 3 0 0 1
Mar 6 PHI 114-128 35 5 3 7 0 1 2 1 9 3 6 0 5 0 3 2
Mar 4 @TOR 103-98 39 27 6 4 1 0 1 8 23 8 11 3 12 1 5 1
Mar 2 @PHI 110-99 38 31 1 5 1 0 1 11 21 5 6 4 10 0 1 1
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Feb 28 @BOS 134-106 25 23 0 5 0 0 0 9 13 1 2 4 6 0 0 1
Feb 27 CHI 118-103 34 31 2 5 3 0 6 11 19 3 4 6 10 0 2 0
Feb 25 DET 114-98 28 17 1 6 0 1 4 5 11 5 5 2 4 1 0 2
Feb 23 @WAS 105-122 33 24 7 2 1 0 1 8 17 3 3 5 10 1 6 1
Feb 22 BKN 111-96 35 31 0 7 2 0 1 12 22 3 3 4 8 0 0 1
Feb 14 @ORL 102-104 42 20 5 6 4 1 1 6 19 4 4 4 8 1 4 2
Feb 11 TOR 103-123 31 23 2 9 1 1 2 7 17 5 6 4 6 0 2 1
Feb 9 @UTA 106-94 33 19 3 5 0 0 2 8 19 0 0 3 8 0 3 2
Feb 8 @POR 109-103 39 40 1 3 4 0 3 13 26 8 8 6 11 0 1 1
Feb 5 @DEN 121-104 33 20 3 4 1 0 2 6 13 5 6 3 6 0 3 1
Feb 4 @PHO 110-115 34 18 2 5 0 1 2 6 19 4 5 2 10 0 2 2
Feb 2 IND 133-126 42 41 3 9 0 0 4 11 22 14 14 5 12 1 2 1
Jan 31 @ATL 110-123 39 38 2 6 0 0 1 12 20 5 7 9 13 0 2 1
Jan 29 @IND 105-96 35 23 3 4 1 0 3 7 15 6 7 3 5 0 3 1
Jan 27 @MIA 95-91 41 30 6 5 1 1 1 8 22 10 14 4 9 1 5 4
Jan 26 ATL 121-110 35 29 4 4 3 0 4 10 22 4 4 5 10 2 2 1
Jan 24 NOP 96-101 34 20 5 7 0 1 6 8 21 1 2 3 8 0 5 1
Jan 22 SAC 112-107 40 26 6 9 1 2 6 6 20 9 10 5 14 0 6 0
Jan 20 MIA 105-106 36 22 3 7 3 0 1 10 25 1 2 1 8 0 3 3
Jan 17 WAS 133-109 29 19 3 7 0 1 1 6 15 3 3 4 8 1 2 1
Jan 15 @DET 107-118 35 20 4 9 0 0 1 9 18 1 1 1 5 1 3 1
Jan 13 OKC 91-101 34 19 3 2 1 0 5 5 17 7 8 2 7 0 3 2
Jan 12 UTA 99-88 37 22 2 6 0 0 2 5 14 8 9 4 6 0 2 2
Jan 10 DAL 111-115 37 41 3 4 3 1 1 16 28 6 6 3 9 0 3 3
Jan 5 @LAL 94-108 30 19 2 7 4 0 1 8 17 0 0 3 8 0 2 0
Jan 2 @SAC 111-131 30 12 4 10 2 0 0 4 11 3 3 1 5 1 3 1
Dec 31 @LAC 106-98 33 30 1 2 2 0 1 11 21 4 7 4 10 0 1 1
Dec 29 @GSW 100-111 35 16 5 5 3 2 1 5 16 3 4 3 9 0 5 1
Dec 27 BOS 91-102 36 24 1 5 0 0 4 9 22 2 2 4 10 0 1 0
Dec 23 MIL 111-106 33 19 1 8 0 1 4 5 15 6 9 3 7 0 1 1
Dec 22 @MIL 109-104 32 32 4 2 2 1 2 13 21 2 3 4 9 0 4 2
Dec 20 TOR 111-129 28 15 2 2 4 0 2 4 12 5 6 2 6 0 2 0
Dec 18 NYK 109-91 30 9 1 6 3 0 2 4 13 1 1 0 4 0 1 1
Dec 16 POR 91-93 38 14 6 6 1 0 2 7 26 0 0 0 9 1 5 2
Dec 15 MIA 98-104 33 25 4 5 2 0 4 8 22 5 6 4 10 2 2 2
Dec 13 @HOU 108-96 37 13 5 3 2 0 1 5 15 2 4 1 6 0 5 0
Dec 11 @OKC 103-116 39 19 3 9 0 0 4 6 13 4 4 3 5 0 3 0
Dec 9 LAL 99-110 29 23 3 4 1 0 1 10 22 0 0 3 8 0 3 1
Dec 8 CHI 111-119 42 20 1 5 1 0 1 5 16 7 7 3 10 0 1 2
Dec 6 GSW 87-101 37 24 6 5 2 0 1 8 21 5 7 3 7 1 5 1
Dec 4 ORL 104-94 34 29 2 7 3 1 0 7 16 14 14 1 8 0 2 1
Dec 1 @MIA 105-100 Did Not Play
Nov 29 @TOR 126-113 Did Not Play
Nov 25 SAS 86-106 31 18 3 5 0 1 3 8 12 1 2 1 4 1 2 1
Nov 24 @CLE 100-99 38 15 6 8 1 0 2 6 21 1 4 2 11 2 4 2
Nov 22 WAS 129-124 40 24 5 5 0 0 2 8 22 5 6 3 8 2 3 2
Nov 20 MIN 118-102 34 14 4 3 1 1 3 4 12 4 4 2 5 0 4 1
Nov 18 LAC 102-87 36 26 2 6 0 0 0 8 17 4 4 6 9 0 2 1
Nov 17 @CHI 123-120 38 47 6 5 0 0 1 17 27 8 9 5 9 1 5 0
Nov 15 CLE 107-115 39 20 5 7 0 0 1 7 17 3 6 3 9 0 5 1
Nov 10 @BOS 90-87 37 20 5 11 1 0 3 5 19 10 11 0 6 1 4 3
Nov 7 @NYK 118-113 33 21 5 7 1 0 5 8 16 1 1 4 8 1 4 3
Nov 5 @MIN 112-94 31 9 2 9 1 0 1 4 15 1 2 0 5 0 2 3
Nov 3 @SAS 108-101 33 13 0 4 1 0 2 4 12 4 5 1 6 0 0 3
Nov 1 MIL 126-121 34 26 2 3 0 1 1 8 12 7 7 3 4 0 2 0
Oct 30 @MEM 99-104 29 27 2 6 1 0 2 7 15 12 13 1 5 0 2 4
Oct 29 ORL 120-113 36 34 6 10 2 1 3 15 25 2 2 2 7 1 5 4
Oct 27 HOU 93-109 39 26 3 5 1 1 1 8 22 6 6 4 6 1 2 0
Oct 25 DEN 110-93 32 19 4 5 0 0 1 4 9 9 9 2 4 0 4 0
Oct 23 @MIL 103-94 34 15 2 6 1 0 3 6 15 2 2 1 6 0 2 0
Oct 20 ATL 109-91 38 26 4 9 1 0 4 6 13 10 12 4 8 1 3 2
Oct 18 @DET 102-90 35 24 6 4 0 0 4 6 13 11 13 1 3 1 5 1
Kemba Walker Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Kemba Walker – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Point Guard

1.  Kemba Walker

2.  Malik Monk

3.  Julyan Stone

4.  Marcus Paige

5.  Michael Carter-Williams

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True Shooting Percentage

57.2%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Kemba Walker has a true shooting percentage of 57.2%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2017-18

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What Is True Shooting Percentage?

True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

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Kemba Walker NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 21 CHA 66 36.0 16.1 4.7 5.8 1.2 0.4 1.4 36.6 78.9 2.4 0.6 4.1 4.5 30.5 5.6 15.4 3.4 4.3
2012-13 22 CHA 82 36.0 18.3 3.6 5.9 2.0 0.4 1.3 42.3 79.8 2.5 0.8 2.8 4.2 32.2 6.6 15.7 3.7 4.7
2013-14 23 CHA 73 36.0 17.8 4.2 6.2 1.2 0.4 1.5 39.3 83.7 2.3 0.5 3.7 4.5 33.3 6.2 15.7 3.9 4.6
2014-15 24 CHA 62 36.0 18.3 3.7 5.4 1.5 0.5 1.4 38.5 82.7 1.7 0.6 3.1 4.8 30.4 6.4 16.7 4.0 4.8
2015-16 25 CHA 81 36.0 21.1 4.5 5.3 1.6 0.5 2.3 42.7 84.7 2.1 0.7 3.8 6.1 37.1 7.1 16.6 4.6 5.5
2016-17 26 CHA 79 36.0 24.1 4.0 5.7 1.1 0.3 3.2 44.4 84.7 2.2 0.6 3.5 7.9 39.9 8.5 19.0 4.0 4.7
2017-18 27 CHA 80 36.0 23.3 3.3 5.8 1.2 0.3 3.0 43.1 86.4 2.4 0.4 2.8 7.9 38.4 7.7 17.9 4.8 5.5
2017-18 Projections 28 CHA 80 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Kemba Walker

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Kemba Walker NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 21 CHA 66 1792 799 234 289 60 20 69 36.6 78.9 119 30 204 226 30.5 281 767 168 213
2012-13 22 CHA 82 2859 1455 283 471 160 31 107 42.3 79.8 200 60 223 332 32.2 526 1244 296 371
2013-14 23 CHA 73 2614 1289 306 447 86 32 109 39.3 83.7 169 39 267 327 33.3 449 1143 282 337
2014-15 24 CHA 62 2119 1075 220 318 89 31 85 38.5 82.7 100 35 185 280 30.4 378 981 234 283
2015-16 25 CHA 81 2885 1689 357 421 126 39 182 42.7 84.7 171 56 301 490 37.1 568 1331 371 438
2016-17 26 CHA 79 2739 1830 308 434 85 22 240 44.4 84.7 168 45 263 602 39.9 643 1449 304 359
2017-18 27 CHA 80 2736 1770 248 444 91 24 231 43.1 86.4 179 32 216 601 38.4 588 1363 363 420
2017-18 Projections 28 CHA 80 2808 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Kemba Walker

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Kemba Walker NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2011-12 21 CHA 66 27.2 46.4 41.1 22.8 9.4 2.4 11.4
2012-13 22 CHA 82 34.9 51.7 46.6 22.7 9.6 2.4 17.2
2013-14 23 CHA 73 35.8 49.9 44.1 23.4 8.9 2.6 17.0
2014-15 24 CHA 62 34.2 48.6 42.9 20.9 6.6 3.2 15.8
2015-16 25 CHA 81 35.6 55.4 49.5 19.9 8.1 2.5 20.1
2016-17 26 CHA 79 34.7 56.9 52.7 19.6 7.6 2.6 20.9
2017-18 27 CHA 80 34.2 57.2 51.6 20.5 8.2 2.5 19.6
2017-18 Projections 28 CHA 80 35.1 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Kemba Walker

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Kemba Walker: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Walker totaled just 12 points (4-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five assists and one rebound in 25 minutes during Sunday's 123-117 loss to Indiana.

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Walker scored 13 points (3-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT) to go along with four assists, one rebound and one seal across 23 minutes during Friday's 137-100 win over the Magic.

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Walker scored nine points (4-11 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT) while adding four assists and a rebound in 31 minutes during Tuesday's 120-114 loss to the Bulls.

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Walker had 10 points (2-7 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 5-5 FT), four assists, one rebound and one block in 25 minutes during Sunday's 119-102 loss to the 76ers.

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Walker notched 31 points (11-21 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 5-5 FT), seven assists and two rebounds across 39 minutes in Monday's 137-128 victory over the Knicks.

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Walker posted 24 points (9-17 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block across 34 minutes in Saturday's 102-98 win over the Mavericks.

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Walker exploded for 46 points (13-18 FG, 10-14 3Pt, 10-10 FT), four assists, three rebounds and one steal across 28 minutes in Thursday's 140-79 victory over the Grizzlies.

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Walker collected 24 points (8-19 FG, 1-9 3Pt, 7-7 FT), eight rebounds, six assists, three steals, and one block in 40 minutes during Monday's 108-94 loss to the 76ers.

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Walker had 10 points (4-10 FG, 2-5 3Pt), two assists and one rebound in 24 minutes during Saturday's 124-101 loss to New York.

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Walker scored 22 points (9-20 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT) while adding seven assists, three rebounds and a steal in 39 minutes during Tuesday's 119-115 loss to the Pelicans.

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Walker scored 11 points (4-14 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to go along with seven assists, two rebounds and one steal across 39 minutes during Saturday's 122-115 win over the Suns.

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Walker provided 21 points (7-11 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six assists and two steals across 31 minutes during a 125-111 loss to the Nets on Thursday.

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2016-17

Walker rebounded in a major way last season after somewhat of a disappointing 2014-15 campaign. In his fifth NBA season, Walker averaged career highs in scoring (20.9 points per game) and rebounds (4.4), to go with 5.2 assists per game. He also shot a career-best 42.7 percent from the floor, while knocking down 37.1 percent of his three-point attempts, nearly four points better than his previous career high. While Walker missed out on his first All-Star selection, he solidified himself as one of the top point guards in the Eastern Conference. As he enters his age-26 season, Walker will look to prove his 2015-16 production wasn't a fluke, particularly from an efficiency standpoint. He might have to sacrifice a little usage with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist slated to return after missing most of the past season due to injury, but as a defense-first player, Kidd-Gilchrist's presence shouldn't affect Walker in an especially noticeable way.

2015-16

In his fourth season, Walker produced 17.3 points on 15.8 field goal attempts, 3.5 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.4 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 34 minutes per game through 62 games. Forced to miss time after having surgery on his torn left meniscus, Walker posted his worst point, rebound, and assist averages since his rookie season and shot 39 percent from the field, 30 percent from distance, and 83 percent from the free-throw line. There's no denying the career 40 percent shooter needs to improve his scoring efficiency going forward. Still, Walker is coming off a career-best 1.6 turnovers per game, and the Hornets' devotion to adding outside shooters this summer may help open up the driving lanes for the 25-year-old smooth-handling sky-walker.

2014-15

Finally getting some additional offensive help in Lance Stephenson, Kemba Walker could be poised for a breakout season. With a bevy of early draft picks (Cody Zeller, Noah Vonleh, P.J. Hairston) and free-agent acquisitions (Al Jefferson, Lance Stephenson, Marvin Williams) over the last two years, Walker finally has a competent team to play with, and his offensive numbers should continue to rise. Our projections see him averaging around 20 points with six assists and two steals per game. If he's in that ballpark, he'll be a top 10-15 fantasy player. Still just 24 years old, Walker should be just about ready to hit his prime and is more than likely going to have his best year in terms of advanced metrics (expect higher assist rate, true shooting percentage, and arguably a lower turnover rate). What it means for fantasy remains to be seen, but he's as big of a high-end sleeper as you'll probably find.

2013-14

Cheer up, Bobcats fans. At least you have Kemba Walker. The ex-UConn star's sophomore campaign is one (of very few) reasons NBA fans in the Carolinas can be optimistic about the future. He played in all 82 games, averaging just under 35 minutes per game, and improved in every phase of the game last season, boosting his scoring to 17.7 ppg (from 12.1), his assists to 5.7 (from 4.4), his steals from 0.9 to 2.2 and his overall shooting percentage from a ghastly 37 percent to a respectable 42 percent from the floor – thanks in part to improved shot selection. Of course, he still has plenty of room for improvement – he turns the ball over far too often, and his three-point shot (32 percent) should probably be labeled "For emergency use only." The presence of free-agent signee Al Jefferson - an honest-to-goodness low-post scoring threat – should help diversify the Bobcats' offense a bit, but Walker is still the team's primary (only?) real option on the perimeter, and should continue to put up very good numbers.

2012-13

Walker had a mostly lackluster rookie campaign for an awful Bobcats team, scoring 12.1 points per game on a horrid 36.6 percent shooting. The shooting should only improve in his second year, but likely not enough for it to be anything but below average for a point guard. Instead, Walker’s value will be rooted in the significant playing time he is expected to receive, which would allow him to accumulate solid scoring, assist and rebound numbers. Mostly coming off the bench as a backup to D.J. Augustin last season, Walker managed to receive 27.2 minutes per game, putting up 4.4 assists, 3.6 rebounds, and 0.9 steals per game in addition to his scoring numbers. Even though he faces a similar situation to last season, albeit with a different veteran (Ramon Sessions) playing ahead of him, Walker should reach 30 minutes of action in sophomore season. Walker will need to improve his shooting to be considered a remotely elite option at the position, but his respectable all-around numbers should make him at least deserving of a roster spot in most leagues.

2011-12

Walker is another score-first point guard that Charlotte added to the roster in the 2011 draft. Walker should see plenty of time in a rotation that could mainly revolve around Augustin, Henderson and himself. There is not much scoring punch on the Bobcats this year so Walker could be asked to just put the ball in the net whenever he can. It would not be surprising to see Walker average double-digit points per game by the end of the season.