Hornets PG Kemba Walker has another surgery on left knee
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Hornets point guard Kemba Walker underwent successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. The procedure performed Monday is expected to sideline Walker from all basketball activities until early July, the team announced. Hornets team physician Marcus Cook performed the surgery at Novant Orthopedic Hospital in Charlotte. Walker also had surgery on the same knee in January of 2015 to repair a torn lateral meniscus that was causing inflammation. The 6-foot-1 Walker finished second in NBA M
Hornets future unclear with 4 starters becoming free agents
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Hornets have a major decision ahead of them this offseason - keep the core group from a team that tied for the third-best record in the Eastern Conference or revamp the roster by adding new pieces. With four starters set to become free agents and only seven players under contract next season, the Hornets have the flexibility to make major changes if they so choose. Coach Steve Clifford said Monday he'd prefer to coach the same group again, but acknowledged it might be difficult to re-sign eve
Analysis: It's unclear when exactly Walker sustained the injury, but he struggled throughout the Hornets' first-round series loss to the Heat. Walker averaged 22.7 points and four assists, but shot just 36.6 percent from the field and 32.6 percent from three-point range. In the deciding Game 7, Walker was limited to only nine points (3-16 FG) in 36 minutes. According to a team release, Walker will rest and rehab for roughly two months with the goal of returning to full basketball activities sometime in July.
Analysis: Roberts typically only sees the floor when either Damian Lillard or C.J. McCollum need a breather while running the offense, but coach Terry Stotts rarely leans on Roberts for more than a few minutes. The 30-year-old hasn't played more than six minutes while appearing in seven of the Blazers' eight postseason games.