NBA Basketball

Charlotte Hornets (36-46)


Fri. 4/6 Sun. 4/8 Tue. 4/10
@ Orl 
W 137-100
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vs. Ind 
L 117-123
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@ Ind 
W 119-93
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Kupchak: Kemba Walker focal point of franchise going forward

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) General manager Mitch Kupchak wants point guard Kemba Walker to end his NBA career right where it started - with the Charlotte Hornets.

Kupchak said Friday that Walker is "revered" in the Charlotte community, and that he and owner Michael Jordan look at the two-time All-Star as "the focal point of this franchise going forward."

The 28-year-old Walker has been the subject of possible NBA trade talks as he prepares to enter the final year of his contract with the Hornets. That speculation has amped up recently because it is a practical impossibility for Charlotte to sign Walker to an extension before he becomes a free agent in July of 2019 since the Hornets are so tight under the salary cap.

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Leaders
Points: Kemba Walker22.1
Rebounds: Dwight Howard12.5
Assists: Kemba Walker5.6
FG%: Dwight Howard55.5%
Steals: Kemba Walker1.14
Blocks: Dwight Howard1.62
Defense (Rank)
Points: 108.0 (19)
Rebounds: 43.7 (19)
Assists: 24.7 (25)
FG%: 46.8% (20)
FT%: 79.5% (30)
3P%: 37.5% (27)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 108.2 (10)
Rebounds: 45.5 (3)
Assists: 21.6 (24)
FG%: 45.0% (22)
FT%: 74.7% (24)
3P%: 36.9% (8)
Standings
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Miami 44 38 .537 --
x-Washington 43 39 .524 1.0
Charlotte 36 46 .439 8.0
Orlando 25 57 .305 19.0
Atlanta 24 58 .293 20.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/21/2018 Miles Bridges Traded For Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
6/21/2018 Devonte' Graham Traded For future second round pick
3/24/2018 Dwight Howard Reinstate/Suspension
3/22/2018 Dwight Howard League Suspension 16 technicals
2/7/2018 Guillermo Hernangómez Traded For O'Bryant and two picks
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Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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