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Kemba Walker Needs To Be Patient As Charlotte Bobcats Keep Fading

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Kemba Walker has been putting in some strong performances lately for the Charlotte Bobcats.

But he’s not finding much support from other sources.

The Bobcats keep fading in the NBA scene as was evident again in Saturday’s 104-87 loss to the Washington Wizards. The Bobcats not only have lost 10 straight, but since a double overtime win against the Wizards on Nov. 24, they have gone 6-45.

Walker simply goes about his job although it seems like some of his teammates are routinely going through the motions and aren’t focused the way they should be.

In the loss to the Wizards, Walker again was a force for the Bobcats. No one can say he’s not putting up enough shots. He had 25 against Washington and sank 11 for 44 percent shooting, not that bad for a guard, and 3-of-9 in three-pointers. He’s trying to keep his team in the game as is evident with his six assists. He also had 29 points. At 17.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 5.6 assists a game, Walker continues to contribute greatly to the team although he could be a little more consistent. Walker was 7-of-24 from the floor the previous two games.

His scoring numbers are still above his career average of 14.6 points per game.

All Walker can hope for is that the Bobcats draft well in June and the young talent will develop into a dangerous team. But the key right now is how patient Walker and his other teammates can be. Losing streaks can be frustrating for players, especially good ones like Walker. He deserves better support from his teammates.