Charlotte Hornets

Kemba Walker Working To Get Back In Shape For NBA Season

Kemba Walker wants to be an NBA All-Star.

But the Hornets' steadily improving 6-foot point guard knows he has to get healthy first, which means resting his surgically repaired knee a little longer. Walker was limited to non-contract drills as the Hornets opened training camp on Tuesday at their downtown arena.

"I hate it. You know how much of a competitor I am. But it's the smart thing to do at this time [because] I don't want to have any setbacks," said Walker, adding that he hopes to be 100 percent for the start of the regular season.

The 26-year-old Walker is coming off the best season of his five-year NBA career, averaging 20.9 points, 5.2 assists and...

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