2013 Fantasy Basketball: PG Kemba Walker Heating Up This Month

By Adam McGill
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Most point guards in the fantasy basketball world aren’t true scorers. They tend to collect more assists as opposed to field goals, which limits their overall potential in most roto-leagues. However, one point guard that knows collect buckets is PG Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Bobcats.

Walker started somewhat slow this fall, though, as he averaged just 16.3 points in the month of November. He was shooting just 36.5% from the field and a miserable 77.9% from the free throw line. He wasn’t putting up horrible numbers, but he wasn’t putting up the numbers that fantasy fans have grown accustomed to.

Walker was dubbed the Cardiac Kid since his time at UConn and the point guard finally lived up to his moniker this month. Through the month of December, Walker has averaged an astonishing 22.6 points per game to go along with 5.4 assists and 4.6 rebounds. He is also shooting 50.3% from the field this month with an impressive 84.6 % free throw percentage. These are top-tier roto stats and have quickly made Walker one of the most valuable one-guards in fantasy.

The 23-year-old is truly heating up this winter and should be good for close to 20 points per game. He is consistently leading the team in shot attempts, and while his assist totals may not be staggering, Walker has still been able to fill the box score on a nightly basis. He is adding three-pointers, rebounds, and even blocks on a regular basis, which not all point guards are cable of doing night after night.

Walker will be a great PG2 to count on down the stretch and the veteran will always be at the top of Charlotte’s stat sheet.



Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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