Several recognizable names are being considered by the Charlotte Hornets as they attempt to enhance their point guard depth. Shams Charania of The Athletic reports that the club is contemplating re-signing Kemba Walker and/or Isaiah Thomas.
Both players are experienced and capable of contributing to the team, yet they are currently without a team. The 32-year-old Walker, spent the first eight years of his NBA career with the Charlotte Hornets, where he played a pivotal role in the team’s success and was recognized with three All-Star nods.
He holds the franchise record for both points and minutes played. Walker has played for the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks since becoming a free agent in 2019, but he hasn’t been able to replicate his success with the Hornets.
Thomas and Walker could return in Charlotte
Since Thomas, 33, spent some time with the Hornets during the conclusion of last season, he is also somewhat acquainted with the squad. Thomas played in 17 contests with the Hornets, averaging 8.3 points, 1.4 assists, 1.2 boards, and 12.9 minutes per game.
In Charlotte, they would be playing behind LaMelo Ball, thus neither player would be expected to start. However, they may still be useful in a restricted backup position. When Walker played for the Hornets, he quickly became a fan favorite, therefore a reunion between the two teams would be warmly embraced by Hornets fans.