The Dallas Mavericks already have a pair of young stars in Kristaps Porzingis and Luka Doncic. Adding Kemba Walker this offseason would be quite the move.
Mark Cuban has never been afraid to go all-in when he sees a target he wants. This summer, that target could be Kemba Walker.
According to Sam Amico of Amico Hoops, the Mavericks are a favourite to steal Walker away from the Charlotte Hornets. Walker, 28, has performed the primary eight years of his NBA profession with the Hornets, however is now hitting free company after enjoying out a four-year, $48 million deal.
Whereas Walker isn’t the most important identify of this upcoming free company interval, he’s actually amongst them. The headlines will seemingly go to Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Kawhi Leonard amongst others, however Walker’s skills shouldn’t be brushed apart. This yr, regardless of enjoying with an especially restricted supporting forged, the previous UConn star was in a position to notch 25.6 factors, 5.9 assists and 4.Four rebounds in a bit of greater than 31 minutes per sport.
Trying on the cap area going into the 2019-20 season, Dallas needs to be in prime form to tackle an enormous hit. With the wage cap being set at $109 million, the Mavericks are estimated to have solely $56 million in commitments. In reality, the Mavericks are in terrific form for the long run, solely having one contract (Tim Hardaway Jr.) working previous subsequent season that isn’t a rookie deal.
Whereas Walker goes to undoubtedly discipline gives from a legion of groups — maybe even his hometown New York Knicks — the Mavericks make ample sense each on the courtroom and within the financials.