It has taken Kemba Walker a little while to get used to life in the NBA. He was drafted back in 2011, so he has been around a while now. It’s common for players to have an adjustment period when coming into the league. The level of play is obviously much higher than in college. NBA players are bigger, faster, stronger, and smarter than guys in college. So, it’s no surprise that Walker would take some time to hit his stride. But it’s a bit of a mystery why in his eighth season he all of a sudden looks like an All-Star.
Kemba’s Impressive 2018 Stats
Walker has already scored over 30 in four games this season. On Saturday, he put up an incredible 60 against the 76ers. And on Monday night he followed up with 43 against the Celtics.
But it’s not just the sheer amount of points Kemba is able to score. Anyone who watched Monday’s game against the Celtics knows that he came through big in the fourth quarter for the Hornets. He knocked down several key shots, was almost perfect at the free throw line, and created his shot off the dribble when nothing else was working.
At one point, Walker scored 11 straight points for the Hornets. It’s hard to say what has gotten into Kemba, perhaps he has simply found his groove. But it seems like he has found the rhythm he had at UCONN and is ready to lead his team again.