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Kemba Walker Has Revealed His Top Priority In Free Agency

A closeup of Kemba Walker.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 06: Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets reacts against the Miami Heat during their game at Spectrum Center on March 06, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

All-Star point guard Kemba Walker is one of several notable NBA stars that will hit free agency this summer. Walker is expected to draw interest from several franchises.

The Charlotte Hornets remain his top priority, though.

Walker, who can received a supermax contract from the Hornets, told reporters today that his top priority is re-signing with Charlotte.

The former UCONN star won't be doing that right away, though. Walker says he'll be open to other teams.

Walker, who was third-team All-NBA in 2018-19, is eligible to receive a supermax contract from the Hornets this summer. The contract would be worth five years and $221.3 million. The most he can receive from another team is four years, $140.6 million. It's not just about the money, though. Walker added that he would be open to taking less if it'll help Charlotte build a better team around him.

The Mavericks, Knicks and Lakers are among the NBA teams reportedly interested in Walker if he doesn't re-sign in Charlotte.

NBA free agency begins on June 30.