NBA Rumors: Kemba Walker, Mavericks Seen As Hornets’ Main Competition

Kemba Walker of Charlotte.

The NBA playoffs just got underway, but the competition for top players promises to be just as cutthroat once the offseason starts.

Several big-name players — including Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson — are scheduled to reach free agency. With several teams holding a large amount of cap space, the distribution of those players to different teams has the potential to produce major intrigue.

Another player emerging as a key part of the free agency picture is Kemba Walker, the Charlotte Hornets’ point guard who had a career year this season. The Hornets are known to want to retain Walker, but they’re not the only team interested.

According to The Charlotte Observer, the Dallas Mavericks are seen as the team that’s the biggest threat to poach Walker away from the Hornets.

The report, citing “two sources with knowledge of the Mavericks’ thinking,” says Walker is expected to emerge as Dallas’ top target when free agency begins in July.

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