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NBA Trade Rumors: 3 teams that should trade for Kemba Walker this month

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Cleveland Cavaliers v Charlotte Hornets
Cleveland Cavaliers v Charlotte Hornets

After playing three years of basketball with Connecticut, Kemba Walker was drafted ninth overall by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2011 NBA draft. Walker has remained with the Charlotte franchise ever since and the point guard has slowly developed into one of the NBA's best point guards.

Walker has averaged at least 20 points per game in each of his last three seasons, and this year the 28-year-old is averaging 25.2 points, 5.7 assists, and 4.2 rebounds per game. Thanks largely to Walker's excellent on-court performances, the Hornets remain in the hunt for a place in the 2019 postseason, and Walker himself looks set to be named to the All-Star team for a third consecutive season.

Nevertheless, Walker will become an unrestricted free agent in the summer, and the Hornets are yet to show their star man that he can contend with the team. Due to this, Walker could be traded before the trade deadline, and here are three teams that should consider making a move for the All-Star.

#3 New York Knicks

New Orleans Pelicans v Charlotte Hornets
New Orleans Pelicans v Charlotte Hornets

It is questionable whether the New York Knicks have the assets to complete a deal for Kemba Walker, however, there is no doubting that Walker would breathe life into the struggling New York franchise. The Knicks have failed to reach the playoffs since 2013, although the team has big plans this summer, as the team wants to acquire Kevin Durant.

During his impending free agency, Durant will command interest from around the NBA, and if the Knicks can already boast having Kemba Walker on their roster, the franchise's chances of signing KD may be significantly increased.

While the Knicks have nothing left to play for this season due to their 10-33 record, signing Walker now could be the teams only option, as the 28-year-old is likely to command a max deal this summer.

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