NBA Rumors: Pistons Have Made Decision On Kemba Walker

Kemba Walker has essentially been persona non grata for the Detroit Pistons this fall—told to stay away from training camp while they decide on his future. Now, according to NBA Insider Shams Charania, it appears a decision has been made.

The Pistons are likely to waive Kemba before Monday's deadline to set their regular season roster, says Charania. They've been trying to arrange a trade, but it seems that none was forthcoming. 

Interestingly, Walker was a special guest of his former team just last week.  

Walker sat courtside for a Charlotte Hornets preseason game in Greensboro with Hornets executives on either side of him. He got what he referred to as a "dope" ovation from the crowd. 

Walker's heyday was in Charlotte, notching three of his four All-Star nods while there, and averaging just a tick under 20 points a game there in eight seasons. 

Walker spent last season with the New York Knicks and was dealt in a package to the Pistons as part of a 3-team trade on draft night on June 30th. But the Pistons never had any intention of playing him—it was the No. 13 overall pick (Jalen Duren) that they really had their eye on in the deal. 

Hopefully, Walker, the well-liked 11-year veteran, can find himself a new landing spot as a free agent.

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