It sounds less and less likely that Kemba Walker will be coming to the New York Knicks.
ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarwoski reported last week that the Charlotte Hornets are looking to trade star point guard Kemba Walker.
There have even been reports that the Hornets want to talk to the New York Knicks with regards to getting a deal done that would send him to the Big Apple.
Hornets’ majority owner Michael Jordan reached out to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer and admitted that they’ve spoken with teams about trading Walker, but that he doesn’t want to move on from him.
“We bred him, we chose him, we groomed him to be a good player for us,” Jordan said.
“I’m not looking to trade Kemba, but I would listen to opportunities.”
Jordan also told Bonnell that the only way he would trade Walker is if they could receive an all-star in return. If that’s true, then the Knicks don’t have any all-stars for the Hornets.
Jordan is either serious or trying to drive up the price for Walker. Nonetheless, It doesn’t look like Walker is going to be coming to New York as the trade deadline approaches. Unless Charlotte is willing to take Frank Ntilikina and some other players without giving the Knicks one of their bad contracts.