The Charlotte Hornets have not had their season go according to plan in 2017-18, as they find themselves 19-26 on the year. That’s good for 11th in the Eastern Conference.
As a team projected to be a possible playoff club in the East, it’s fair to call the season a disappointment to this point. Per usual in those situations, trade rumors have begun swirling about the Hornets’ best player. Over the weekend it was reported that point guard Kemba Walker was being shopped by the Hornets, likely in a package deal with some of Charlotte’s bigger, less desirable contracts.
Fans of nearly every team (and likely GMs as well) began salivating at the idea of adding the All-Star caliber point guard to their roster and folks hustled to the trade machine to figure out how to land him. However, it might be time to pump the brakes on Walker trade rumors for the moment, or at the least reassess what it would take to get him after Hornets owner Michael Jordan spoke with Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer on Monday to set the record straight regarding Kemba’s status with the club.