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NBA All-Star Point Guard Asked About Leaving His Team For The Knicks

Kemba Walker dribbling at the Charlotte Hornets center court

CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 20: Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets brings the ball up against the Atlanta Hawks during their game at Spectrum Center on October 20, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Few players have been mentioned in more trade and future free agency rumors than Kemba Walker. The Charlotte Hornets' All-Star point guard has just one year remaining on his contract. Most don't expect the former UCONN star to remain with the franchise.

The New York Knicks are often mentioned as a potential landing spot for Walker, who played a lot of games in college at Madison Square Garden.

New York will have cap space in the summer of 2019 and most analysts are expecting the Knicks to be big players in the market.

Walker, though, doesn't seem to be in on those plans.

The All-Star point guard has commented on the possibility of playing full-time in New York City. He doesn't see it happening.

"As far as seeing me in New York, I doubt it," Walker said in an interview with The Athletic. "I’m a Hornet, and I’m planning on being a Hornet for a long time, so, yeah, I’m not sure about that."

Walker is still under contract with the Hornets, so perhaps these comments should be taken with a grain of salt.

It's obviously possible that Walker will change his mind at some point in the coming months. The Hornets are not expected to be a contender in the Eastern Conference in 2018-19.