The Charlotte Hornets are reportedly considering a reunion with former franchise cornerstone Kemba Walker among other free agent points guards, per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.
Charania also reported that Charlotte is interested in potentially re-signing Isaiah Thomas after the two-time All-Star averaged 8.3 points per game and emerged as a “positive locker room leader” with the Hornets last season.Walker last played with Charlotte in 2019 before joining the Boston Celtics through a sign and trade that year. He played two seasons with the Celtics and eventually signed with the New York Knicks last offseason. Walker was most recently traded to the Detroit Pistons on draft night and later agreed to a buyout with the team, thus making him a free agent.
Former UConn standout averaged 19.8 points and 5.5 assists per game in eight seasons with the Hornets and is coming off a career-low 11.6 points per game after playing just 37 games with the Knicks last season. A four-time All-Star, Walker showed flashes of brilliance in New York but was halted by knee injuries which resulted in the Knicks shutting him down in February.
Thomas has been in and out of the League in recent years and has signed 10-day contracts with the Pelicans, Lakers, Mavericks and Hornets since 2021. Thomas earned a contract for the remainder of the season after signing two 10-day contracts with Charlotte last year.
Charania reported Charlotte will likely add another reserve guard to its roster, with Walker and Thomas in mind, before the start of the season. He went on to report that the team is “expected to be patient” regarding roster moves this offseason.