Report: 4-Time All-Star Will Not Be Reporting To Pistons Camp

As part of a draft night trade to free up salary cap room, the New York Knicks traded 11-year veteran, four-time All-Star point guard Kemba Walker to the Detroit Pistons. But it appears that Walker will never suit up for the Motor City.

As reported by NBA Insider Shams Charania, Kemba will likely not be reporting to camp this week, and ultimately, he'll either be traded or waived by the time rosters have to be set for the regular season on Oct. 17th. 

There are basically four guards ahead of Walker on the Pistons' depth chart—Cade Cunningham, Jaden Ivey, Killian Hayes and Alec Burks (also acquired in that Knicks draft day trade). 

Walker has been beset by knee injuries since his All-Star days in Charlotte and Boston ended after the 2019-20 season. He has seen his minutes and production slip considerably. After playing only 43 games for the Celtics in 2020-21, last year for the Knicks he got into only 37 contests, averaging just 11.6 points—a full eight points off his impressive career mark of 19.5.

The 32-year-old Walker is set to earn $9.2M on an expiring deal this season. A buyout is certainly in the cards if a trade can't be arranged. 

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