The New York Knicks and Kemba Walker have agreed that the guard will sit the rest of the season and work out in preparation for an offseason commerce, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday.
Walker, 31, has had a tumultuous relationship with the Knicks since signing with the group in August. The four-time All-Star was a wholesome scratch for New York throughout a nine-game stretch in November and December, however returned when COVID-19 made a number of gamers on the group unavailable. Whereas Walker scored 94 factors over a three-game stretch instantly after his return and recorded a triple-double on Christmas, his play fell off when he handled knee accidents.
Now Derrick Rose is anticipated to return to the Knicks quickly, making Walker extra expendable than ever.
Walker signed a two-year take care of the Knicks after negotiating a buyout with the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder within the offseason following a commerce from the Boston Celtics. Walker earned 4 consecutive journeys to the NBA All-Star Recreation between 2017 and 2020 throughout his time with the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets and the Celtics.
The purpose guard is averaging profession lows in minutes (25.6), factors (11.6), and assists (3.5) throughout his time with the Knicks.