Kemba Walker’s season may be over and now it is time to play the guessing game on his next NBA stop. The Charlotte Hornets remain as the favorites to keep the 28-year-old guard although there are several teams expected to pitch in crazy deals to reel him in.

Among the teams who are expected to court Walker is the Dallas Mavericks. After finishing out his $48 million deal with the Hornets, the former 9th pick of the 2011 NBA Draft could find himself getting a more lucrative paycheck. Mavs team owner Mark Cuban has been known to offer outrageous deals and the word out is that Walker is likely to get one, Fansided reported.

With Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis already in the fray, Walker could be the missing link. Imagine him calling the shots and scoring when needed and the Mavs of head coach Rick Carlisle should be something to watch.

Before getting beyond that, the Mavs and Hornets are not the only teams linked to the three-time NBA All-Star. The New York Knicks and the Indian Pacers are considered other suitors although these teams may require Walker to adjust, Hoops Hype reported.

With regards to the Knicks, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are allegedly at the top of the list. Walker is unlikely to be the first choice. This means that he is likely to be considered if the Knicks falter in trying to woo Uncle Drew to Gotham. A team that New York will have to contend with is the Los Angeles Lakers – a team that Irving plans to listen to in the NBA offseason.

The Pacers, on the other hand, could be a potential spot if Darren Collison walks. Like Kemba, he is also an upcoming free agent. Hence, it all depends if Indiana is able to re-sign Collison or not. However, it cannot be denied that signing Walker over him could be a big upgrade in the guard position.

Kemba Walker Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets reacts as head coach James Borrego of the Charlotte Hornets watches on during their game against the Houston Rockets at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, Feb. 27, 2019. Photo: Getty Images/Streeter Lecka

The Hornets will have the first crack and seeing how he has played his entire NBA career in Charlotte may factor in. But one thing he may ask for is support. Walker needs help from other positions so it all depends who Charlotte adds to the mix. If they fail to do so, that could sway the tide and force the two-time NBA Sportsmanship Award winner to take his act elsewhere.