Mike Apotria joins Dan Besbris to break down the silliest night of the silly season - the finale! The guys also take a way-too-early look at some of the players they hope stay under the…
April 19, 2019, 3:20 pmKemba Walker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Walker reportedly soured on the Hornets after their plan to acquire Marc Gasol fell through, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
Walker was apparently deflated by Charlotte's lack of moves at the deadline. The deal for Gasol was apparently centered around Bismack Biyombo, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and a first-rounder but the teams couldn't work through the protections on the pick. That's a fair move for the Hornets, as a playoff berth that resulted in a quick exit might not have been enough to entice Walker to stay anyway, and losing Walker and a lightly protected first-round pick, either this year or in the future, would've been catastrophic. Memphis got a far superior package from the Raptors to boot. Walker has been fairly insistent that he wants to stay in Charlotte but recent reports give off the vibe that he'll be heading elsewhere this summer. The team's inability to become a consistent playoff team appears to be the big factor in his potential departure.
Source: The Woj Pod
April 11, 2019, 3:01 amKemba Walker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Walker managed to put up 43 points, five assists, two rebounds, four triples and two turnovers on 16-of-25 shooting in 40 minutes in Charlotte's 122-114 loss to the Magic.
Walker was amazing tonight in what could be his last game in a Hornets uniform. Walker finished this season averaging career-highs in points, rebounds and shot attempts. He's a bona-fide superstar in both the real NBA and fantasy and should be treated as such. Walker was a top-20 player in 8/9-cat leagues and, depending on what team he's on, should be picked in the early rounds yet again next season.
April 9, 2019, 9:42 pmKemba Walker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Walker had a strong game with 23 points, three rebounds, seven assists and four threes in 27 minutes as the Hornets continued their playoff push with a sizable win over the Cavs on Tuesday.
Kemba has been back to top-15 value over the last month as he has led the Hornets to a potential playoff bid. They're still alive, so ride him again on Wednesday against the Magic.
April 7, 2019, 9:01 pmKemba Walker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Walker notched 31 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, a steal and three 3-pointers in a 41-minute performance against the Pistons on Sunday.
The Hornets had the longest playoff odds of anyone still in the mix entering the final week of the year, but they've already managed to outlast the Heat here. Charlotte is going to go pedal to the metal and while it might result in some poor shooting (11-of-29 tonight), Walker is going to empty the clip in what could be his final two games with Charlotte.
April 5, 2019, 9:44 pmKemba Walker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Walker hit 4-of-8 from deep and finished Friday's 113-111 defeat of the Raptors with 29 points, eight assists, six rebounds and no turnovers.
Even though Hornets have officially handed the keys to the young guns, they're amazingly still officially in contention for the last playoff spot out East. Either way, Walker is a trooper and can be expected to play unless he's actually and truly hurt.
April 3, 2019, 11:48 pmKemba Walker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Walker led the charge for the Hornets on Wednesday as he had 32 points on 9-of-17 shooting with three rebounds, seven assists and two steals in a 115-109 win over the Pelicans.
He was living at the line this game as he had 13 attempts from there and made 12 of them. He is a top-15 value over the past two weeks, so it is great to see Walker finishing the season on a high note. Backup point guard Devonte Graham chipped in 13 points and five assists and was actually the third-highest scorer on the team in this one. Graham is a solid deep-league assists specialist for the final stretch of the season.
April 1, 2019, 11:54 pmKemba Walker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Walker led the Hornets with 47 points on 15-of-28 shooting to go with five rebounds, three assists and four 3-pointers on Monday against the Jazz.
He only scored nine points in the first half, before going supernova with 38 in the second trying to will his team to a win. Walker isn't getting help from anyone in Charlotte as of late, but it's leading him to do all of the work himself which is fine for fantasy owners. He went 4-for-8 from deep and 13-for-15 at the line which is huge. Hopefully Walker can end the year on one of his signature hot streaks.
March 26, 2019, 10:11 pmKemba Walker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Walker led the Hornets to a 125-116 overtime win over the Spurs on Tuesday, dropping 38 points on 14-of-31 from the field to go with nine rebounds, 11 assists, a block and two 3-pointers.
This was Charlotte's first season sweep of the Spurs since 1996-97, and Walker's heroics were a big reason why on a night where Jeremy Lamb left early because of an ankle sprain. Kemba is going to go full-tilt to get this team into the postseason so fantasy owners just have to sit back and enjoy the show. He's now double-doubled in three straight games, which is a new career-high.
March 24, 2019, 8:36 pmKemba Walker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Walker delivered 15 points, 13 assists, eight boards and four steals on Sunday against the Raptors.
Walker is fighting for the postseason after his second All-Star selection. The Hornets currently sit in tenth and need a spectacular finish to sniff the postseason.
March 23, 2019, 9:07 pmKemba Walker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Walker hit just 11-of-25 of his shots from the field but still put up 36 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists, six 3s, and two steals in Saturday's 124-117 win over the Celtics.
Kemba is doing all that he can so that the Hornets manage to snag one of the last remaining playoff spot in the East. He continues to play out of his mind and fantasy owners love it that he's not being considered to be shut down for the season yet.
March 21, 2019, 9:53 pmKemba Walker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Walker carried the Hornets in Thursday's 113-106 win over the Wolves with 31 points on 10-of-22 shooting while adding five rebounds, six assists and a 3-pointer.
It's going to be the Kemba show as the Hornets close out the season in hopes of snatching the final playoff spot in the east. He went 10-for-12 at the line, but only hit 1-of-8 from deep which could have turned this line from good to great.
March 19, 2019, 9:42 pmKemba Walker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Walker scored 21 points on 8-of-18 shooting from the field with four boards, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes in a loss to the Sixers on Tuesday.
Walker was in foul trouble early and only played six first-half minutes. He stormed back in the second half, saving owners hoping for a typical night from Kemba. He continues to play deep into a lost season for the Hornets.
March 17, 2019, 4:51 pmKemba Walker - G - Charlotte Hornets
Kemba Walker was off his game in Sunday's bad loss, going 4-of-16 from the field for 10 points, four rebounds, four assists, a steal and two 3-pointers.
Charlotte was stuck in the mud in this game and missed a big chance to gain ground on Miami in the playoff race. Walker went 14-for-20 in Monday's loss to the Rockets and is an atrocious 15-for-46 in the two games since. Fantasy owners just have to hope that Kemba can get back on track as the Hornets scrap for their playoff lives.
Aaron Bruski and Dan Besbris celebrate the final live show of the 2018-19 season by getting a little silly, including the (silly) season, some anecdotes from another fun year, and, of course, a couple questions…