NBA: Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker willing to resign with team for less than 'supermax' $221 million contract

Kemba Walker says the Charlotte Hornets remain his first priority, but he plans to meet with other interested teams before making a decision on his future.

Agence France-Presse July 12, 2019 21:39:30 IST
NBA: Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker willing to resign with team for less than 'supermax' $221 million contract
  • Three-time All-Star point guard Kemba Walker says he'd be willing to work with the Hornets and take less than the

  • The Hornets can offer Walker, their all-time leading scorer, a five-year contract worth up to $221 million

  • Walker says the Hornets remain his first priority, but he plans to meet with other interested teams before making a decision on his future

Charlotte: Three-time All-Star point guard Kemba Walker says he'd be willing to work with the Hornets and take less than the "supermax" $221 million contract he's eligible to receive to re-sign with Charlotte.

NBA Charlotte Hornets Kemba Walker willing to resign with team for less than supermax 221 million contract

File image of Kemba Walker. Reuters

The Hornets can offer Walker, their all-time leading scorer, a five-year contract worth up to $221 million. Other NBA teams can only offer a four-year deal worth $140 million.

"Yeah, why not? I would take less, for sure," Walker said Thursday.

Walker says the Hornets remain his "first priority," but he plans to meet with other interested teams before making a decision on his future.

NBA free agency begins 30 June.

Asked if he's confident he'll be back with Charlotte, Walker says: "I have no clue. ... This is where I want to be and if it doesn't work out, it just doesn't. I'm prepared."

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