Kemba Walker is another marquee name in the mix and someone likely to receive plenty of offers from other NBA teams. The Charlotte Hornets can offer him (a bit) better compensation although the 29-year-old guard's decision may hinge on what his career outlook may be. Spending practically 7 years with the Hornets, the three-time NBA All-Star could be looking to join a team holding better chances at an NBA title.

Walker was recently named to the All-NBA Third team and pundits feel that this may eventually factor in. One reason is that the recognition gives the 9th overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft eligible to receive a supermax contract - meaning he could get a five-year $221 million deal if the Hornets are willing, Yahoo Sports reported. But is money enough to convince Walker to stay in Charlotte?

There is no denying that Walker can do wonders for any team. He is one of the pillars for the Hornets and his recent All-NBA team feting made him only the second player in the franchise to earn that distinction. The other one was Al Jefferson back in 2004. With his rise, it comes to no surprise why teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks have been mentioned as interested teams wanting to avail of his services. As one can see, he is not short of options this summer.

Part of the decision-making process on the future of the NBA guard may hinge on what the Hornets plan to do from here. There seem to be only two options at this point. The Hornets can either surround him with top free agents or embark on a rebuilding process. If the latter is what Charlotte plans to do, Walker is likely to be dealt off to some team with the Hornets likely to settle for rising young stars of future draft picks.

Looking at their performance in the 2018-19 NBA season, however, the Hornets almost made it to the playoffs. They ended up tied with the Miami Heat at ninth place in the Eastern Conference - possibly a sign that with a few more tweaks, they can be buzzing next season. And from the looks of it, Walker is bent on sticking around if the Hornets still want him, the Bleacher Report reported.

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

Hence, Walker's future may depend on team owner Michael Jordan. His Airness needs to figure out what direction Charlotte will be headed next season and this will likely render a better picture on what lies ahead for the three-time NBA All-Star.