Fantasy Basketball: PG Kemba Walker Back On The Court
In recent weeks of the fantasy basketball season, the point guard position has finally started to see some stars get healthy. Rajon Rondo recently returned to the Boston Celtics after tearing his ACL last year and Chris Paul is looking to return to the Los Angeles Clippers by the end of the week.
Probably the most underrated one-guard to return to action this past week was Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Bobcats. Walker was originally supposed to miss 3-5 weeks with a sprained ankle. However, after a steady rehab process, the point guard returned after missing just seven games.
Walker’s first game back was against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. The guard scored a meager seven points on 3-11 shooting from the field and ended up shooting an embarrassing 27.3 % from the field. It was a dreadful shooting performance, but luckily it was just his first game back. Shooters take time to get back into the groove and Walker will improve in the coming games.
The lack of scoring isn’t something fantasy fans should worry about, especially since Walker filled the rest of the box score in his return. The point guard added six assists seven dimes, six rebounds, one triple, and one steal. He also played a healthy 33 minutes of action, and in the very least, showed that he was completely over his ankle injury.
Charlotte doesn’t play again until Saturday night, so expect Walker to be much better with the extra couple days of rest. He will once again be a great PG2 to lean on down the stretch.
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