Kemba Walker: “Charlotte’s definitely my first priority”

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 23: Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets reacts against the Boston Celtics on March 23, 2019 at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker spoke to the media about his free agency preferences, per Jared Weiss of The Athletic:

“Charlotte’s definitely my first priority. That’s where I’ve been for eight years and that’s all I know. Not many people get a chance to play for one NBA team throughout their career.”

Walker can earn a supermax contract extension from Charlotte that pays him $221.3 million over five years. Any other team can offer a four-year, $140.6 million deal, via Bleacher Report.

This season, the 28-year-old averaged 25.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game.