Kemba Walker: Unaffected by Charlotte Bobcats' Poor Season

By John Raffel
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been frustrating to be playing for the Charlotte Bobcats this season for many reasons.

But Kemba Walker has been holding his own and continues to play solid basketball.

The Bobcats lost 94-75 to the Memphis Grizzlies Tuesday night and have lost 13 straight on the road. It’s the second-longest road losing streak by any NBA team this season.

Charlotte also sustained its second 60-loss season in franchise history and the Bobcats are at 18-60. They had an 18-64 record in their first season in 2004-05, so the obvious incentive is to try to get to the 20-win mark

That’s probably not the type of team Walker grew up hoping to play for on the pro level. But he still keeps his team going both as a role model and as a player.

Walker scored 19 against the Grizzlies and had nine in the third quarter to spark a 13-4 run that helped his team tie the score.

But in the end, Walker has not had the firepower to carry this team by himself.

Walker continues to shoot the ball well. He was 9-of-17 against the Grizzlies. He’s been shooting 42.2 percent from the floor, which is one of the best shooting performances for a season in his career. His averages of 17.4 points and 5.7 assists per game this season are higher than his career average.

That gives indication that Walker has not held anything back for the Bobcats this season. They have one of the worst teams in the NBA, but they’ve had an outstanding player in Walker. Hopefully, they’ll be able to keep him for a long time.

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