Hornets PG Kemba Walker has successful knee surgery
Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker has undergone successful left knee surgery, the franchise officially announced on Wednesday morning.
Specifically, Walker was forced to endure a “minor arthroscopic procedure on his left knee.” Thanks to the successful operation, the Hornets now believe that Walker’s recovery timetable will be approximately six weeks.
The 27-year-old point guard has notably spent his entire six-year NBA career as a member of the Hornets. Remaining relatively healthy during his NBA tenure, as it stands today, Walker was originally selected by the Hornets with the №9 overall pick in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft out of Connecticut. Since breaking into the professional ranks of the NBA back in 2011–2012, the veteran signal caller has appeared in at least 62 regular-season games in each season.
Most recently, Walker made 79 regular-season appearances for the Hornets as a result of the 2016–2017 campaign. Over the course of 34.7 minutes per outing, he averaged 23.2 points, 5.5 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals. It is also worth noting that his 2016–2017 scoring total set a new single-season career high while Walker has now averaged at least 20 points per game in each of the last two go-rounds.
For his NBA career, the All-Star point guard is currently averaging 18.4 points, 5.4 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals over the course of 33.9 minutes per contest. However, Walker has led the Hornets to the postseason just twice since his arrival six seasons ago (2013–2014, 2015–2016).