Report: Hornets want to talk to Knicks about Kemba Walker
The Charlotte Hornets appear quite motivated to move point guard Kemba Walker, and they’re reportedly hoping one team steps up with interest.
According to Ian Begley of ESPN, the Hornets are hoping the New York Knicks get involved in the Walker sweepstakes. Charlotte is said to be seeking a good young player or a first-round pick in exchange for Walker, and Knicks rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina would be of interest.
However, the Hornets also want to shed some salary as part of a deal, which would not be of much interest to the Knicks. The two sides have not had major discussions, and it is unlikely New York would meet Charlotte’s current asking price.
Walker doesn’t want to be moved, but it sounds like something the Hornets are very interested in doing. It’s a storyline worth watching ahead of the Feb. 8 trade deadline.