KEY POINTS

  • The New York Knicks cannot trade Kemba Walker until after December 15
  • The Knicks are already receiving inquiries on Walker
  • The Knicks have yet to announce plans for Walker

The New York Knicks have yet to announce their official plans on Kemba Walker, but there are suggestions of a potential trade happening soon.

Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau relegated the four-time All-Star to the bench in favor of Alec Burks, a move he felt was necessary to get the franchise back on the winning track.

However, it appears any trade involving Walker will have to wait.

A look at his contract situation shows that any trade involving the 31-year-old guard can only start after December 15, per Spotrac.

This clause was part of the $17 million two-year deal agreed upon by the Knicks and Walker last August, NBA.com reported.

Regardless, it appears several unnamed NBA teams are interested in possibly acquiring the 6-foot guard.

According to sources cited by Jordan Schultz of the Pull Up podcast, at least three teams have already asked the Knicks about a potential trade for the All-Star guard.

However, there is a precedent to this as the Knicks have yet to officially announce that Walker is on the trading block.

So far, the information on a possible trade involving Walker has come from league insiders as reportedly by A. Sherrod Blakely of the Bleacher Report.

But unless Thibodeau has a change of heart, Walker will likely be leaving New York.

The name of John Wall of the Houston Rockets was floated in a previous post.

Wall has yet to play a single minute this season for the Rockets after both camps agreed to look for a trade partner for the former top pick.

Kemba Walker #8 of the New York Knicks Kemba Walker #8 of the New York Knicks Photo: Getty Images | Michelle Farsi

Walker has failed to live up to expectations in New York, managing only 11.7 points, 3.1 assists, and 2.6 rebounds in 18 games.

These numbers were a far cry from his two-season stint with the Boston Celtics. In 99 games, he averaged 19.9 points, 4.8 assists, and 3.9 rebounds.

The two-time NBA Sportsmanship Award winner had his best season during the 2018-19 season with the Charlotte Hornets, where he normed 25.6 points, 5.9 assists, and 4.4 rebounds in 82 regular-season games according to Basketball-Reference.