Charlotte guard Kemba Walker said Thursday that he may be ready to give a discount to the Hornets to stay with the workforce.
Walker spoke at his basketball camp in Charlotte, saying he would take less than the supermax contract that he could purchase from the Hornets.
The Hornets guard can develop to be an unrestricted free agent on the eve of June 30.
“Yeah, why not? Yeah, I would be. I would take less, yeah,” Walker said when requested if he’d take less than a supermax deal.
A supermax deal from Charlotte may even see Walker make $221 million over 5 years.
Walker said he is involved about seeing the Hornets assemble a larger workforce. This earlier season, Charlotte went 39-43, missing the playoffs for the third straight season.
The guard, who has been with Charlotte since 2011, said that staying a member of the Hornets is his prime purpose.
“How can they not be?” Walker said. “I don’t understand how they cannot be my first priority. I’ve been here for eight years. They were the team that drafted me.”
This earlier season, Walker carried out in all 82 video games and averaged 25.6 elements per recreation with 5.9 assists in barely under 35 minutes each contest.
In his eight seasons with the Hornets, Walker has averaged 19.8 elements and 5.5 assists per recreation. He was taken with the ninth whole select in the 2011 NBA Draft.
“I don’t know how many times I can say it,” Walker said. “But if it doesn’t work out, I’m definitely prepared to play somewhere else. But yes, I would love to be in Charlotte.”