Kupchak: Hornets vow to renew Walker or trade to improve their squad

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 Kupchak: Hornets vow to renew Walker or trade to improve their squad


Hornets General Manager Kupchak said today that the team will keep Walker in any case.

I think this is where he wants to stay, and well do everything we can to bring him back, but half of the decision rests with him, Kupchak said.

Walker, 28, made three All-Star appearances and averaged 25.6 points this season, his best performance since joining the NBA.

Earlier, Walker told the media that he wanted to play for a championship team, so it would be Kupchaks task to find more help for the Hornets.

The Hornets have missed the playoffs in the last three seasons. Walker has played eight seasons in the NBA, only twice in the playoffs, and has not yet entered the second round.

Kupchak said he understands Walkers frustration at losing. He hopes to build a strong team around Walker, with some talented players to partner him and make the Hornets a playoff competitor, but he knows its not easy. The Hornets dont have enough money to grab big stars in the free agent market, so Kupchak knows that the best way to improve his squad is to trade. Apart from Walker, Lamb, the second scorer in the Hornets, will also become a free agent, while Kaminski is a restricted free agent. No player is like Walker to the Hornets, Kupchak said. Hes an immortal player and its very enjoyable to watch him play. He is a winning player and a good teammate. Source: Netease Sports Author: Jottettes Responsible Editor: Ouyang Shun_NS4899

Kupchak said he understands Walkers frustration at losing. He hopes to build a strong team around Walker, with some talented players to partner him and make the Hornets a playoff competitor, but he knows its not easy.

The Hornets dont have enough money to grab big stars in the free agent market, so Kupchak knows that the best way to improve his squad is to trade.

Apart from Walker, Lamb, the second scorer in the Hornets, will also become a free agent, while Kaminski is a restricted free agent.

No player is like Walker to the Hornets, Kupchak said. Hes an immortal player and its very enjoyable to watch him play. He is a winning player and a good teammate.