Kemba Walker shut down for the season

USA Today

The New York Knicks and Kemba Walker have agreed for him to be shut down for the remainder of the season.

Walker originally signed a two-year, $17,894,491 contract with the Knicks in August of 2021, but it seems like he’ll be moved this offseason.

Multiple sources are reporting that he and his agent Jeff Schwartz will take this extended time and work on trade scenarios.

Earlier this season, Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau removed Walker from the lineup after averaging 11.7 points and playing sub-par defense in the team’s first 18 games.

The four-time All-Star’s year ends averaging 11.6 points on 40.3% shooting, 3.0 rebounds, and 3.5 assists in 37 games played with the Knicks.

Alec Burks, Quentin Grimes, and Derrick Rose (when healthy) will have to step up to replace Walker in the lineup for the remainder 2022.

The disappointing Knicks currently sit 12th in the Eastern Conference standings with a 25-34 record.


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