Kemba Walker returned to the NBA by getting signed as a free agent by the Mavericks. The four-time NBA All-Star replaced Facundo Campazzo who saw very limited time on the court.
According to the team’s general manager Nico Harrison, there are no expectations for the newcomer. First and foremost Dallas hopes that Walker remains healthy.
“I don’t think there’s any expectations, really. One, I hope his body holds up. I think that’s the first and foremost thing. I hope his body holds up. If it does, he’s a veteran guy. One, he’s an amazing person — I think that’s the point. He’s an amazing person. He’s been through everything in the league. He obviously can handle the ball and everybody knows he’s an ex-All-Star. I won’t even say ex-All-Star. He’s an All-Star. He’s a scorer. Adding that veteran presence for if and when we need it ready will be helpful.”
Last season the 32-year-old point guard played 37 games for the Knicks averaging 11.6 points, 3 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 25.6 minutes per game.