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Kemba Walker Says He Will Be With Hornets For ‘A Long Time’

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Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker has been at the root of trade rumors this offseason, being linked to teams such as the New York Knicks, but the veteran franchise building block doesn’t want to go anywhere.

Walker spoke about the rumors, specifically those that link him to the Knicks.

“As far as seeing me in New York, I doubt it,” Walker said, according to Michael Scotto of 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 [New York].”

Walker, a Bronx native, has one year remaining in his contract worth $12 million.

“I’m not planning to leave, no,” Walker said. “It’s not up to me right now.”

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Hornets’ Bismack Biyombo Picks Up Player Option for 2019-20 season

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Charlotte Hornets big man Bismack Biyombo has officially picked up his player option for the 2019-2020 season, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Biyombo, 26, is now set to make $17 million next season and is coming off a season where he averaged 4.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.

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Grizzlies, Hornets Working Towards Marc Gasol Trade

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There is growing chatter about a potential trade that would send Memphis Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol to the Charlotte Hornets ahead of tomorrow’s NBA trade deadline.

According to the Sporting News’ Sean Deveney, there is growing skepticism that the two teams can work out a trade despite Gasol being held out of Tuesday’s game, leading many to believe that a trade was being finalized.

Per the report:

“But league sources told Sporting News that the Hornets and Grizzlies do not have an agreement in place, and that there is increasing skepticism on both sides that a trade can be brought to bear ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. The Hornets have had interest in Gasol for some time, but a deal has not progressed.”

Gasol and teammate Mike Conley will almost certainly be moved by the deadline, but Gasol to the Hornets doesn’t seem like such a sure thing.

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Hornets’ Miles Bridges Believes He Is Making Big Strides

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The Charlotte Hornets have seen some growth from rookie swingman Miles Bridges this season.

“In the beginning of the season, I was on fire,” Bridges said, according to The Athletic’s Roderick Boone.

“I feel like I was one of the best rookies, but then as the season went on, I started struggling. So it’s just a mental aspect where you need to be strong mentally to be able to play in the NBA, especially as a rookie. I feel I overcame the rookie wall and I feel like I am going to play great for the rest of the season.”

Bridges has been on a tear over the past 4 games, pouring in 10.3 points per game while providing a spark off the bench.

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