Free agent and All Star, Kemba Walker may finally be on the verge of joining a new team.
After his Knicks homecoming went bust last season, the Bronx native is nearing a deal with the Dallas Mavericks
Walker, 32, finalized a contract buyout with the Detroit Pistons over the summer after being traded there by the New York Knicks during the NBA draft.
He averaged 11.6 points and 3.0 rebounds in 37 games last season, but missed the back half of the 2021-22 season after reaching an agreement with the Knicks to allow him to recover from knee issues and prepare for the 2022-23 season.
Walker was an All-Star in the Eastern Conference for four straight seasons from 2016-20 with Charlotte and Boston. Charlotte drafted him with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2011 draft.
To make room for Walker, the Mavericks waived guard Facundo Campazzo. Dallas signed Campazzo, a former teammate of Doncic with Real Madrid, last month. The guard appeared in eight games for the Mavericks, averaging 1.3 points in 6.5 minutes per game.
The Mavericks are on a season-worst four-game losing streak, and have dropped below .500 after reaching the Western Conference finals last season.
The Mavericks lost Jalen Brunson to the New York Knicks in free agency after he flourished playing next to Doncic, and Brunson played a big role in Dallas winning playoff games without its three-time All-Star.