Walker underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. It's unclear when, exactly, Walker sustained the injury, but he struggled throughout Charlotte's first round series. Walker averaged 22.7 points and 4.0 assists but shot just 36.6 percent from the field and 32.6 percent from three. In the deciding Game 7, Walker was limited to only nine points (3-16 FG) in 36 minutes. According to a team release, Walker will rest and rehab for roughly two months with the goal of returning to full basketball activities sometime in July.
Walker scored just nine points (3-16 FG, 2-2 FT, 1-4 3Pt) to go along with six assists, two rebounds and a steal in 36 minutes during Sunday's blowout loss to the Heat. Walker dropped in 36 points the previous game, continuing a series-long trend of alternating poor performances with great ones, and he couldn't come up with the goods in the pivotal Game 7. He will enter the offseason having put up the best all-around statistical season of his career, and he should be a strong fantasy option once again in 2016/17.
Walker scored a playoff career-high 37 points (14-30 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 5-6 FT) while adding five assists, three rebounds and two steals in 39 minutes during Friday's loss to the Heat in Game 6 of their first round series. The huge scoring outburst comes just two games after he poured in 34 points, as Walker continues to alternate big performances with mediocre ones. The Hornets need to hope he can break that pattern Sunday, though, when the series heads back to Miami for a decisive Game 7.
Walker finished with just 14 points (4-18 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, five assists, one steal, and one block over 35 minutes in wednesday's Game 5 win against the Heat. This has been the trend for Walker, who has alternated strong performances with poor shooting nights. He missed 14 of his 18 shots, but did manage to hit three of his attempts from downtown. The Hornets are currently upsetting the Heat in this best of seven series, but they'll need the fifth-year guard to regain his shooting consistency if they want to move on to the semi-finals.
Walker erupted for 34 points (13-28 FG, 6-7 FT, 2-8 3Pt) to go along with four rebounds, three steals, two blocks and an assist in 40 minutes during Monday's Game 4 win over the Heat. Walker managed just 17 points in Game 3 as he struggled with his shot, but he was much more efficient Monday en route to a series-high in scoring. He has alternated so-so outings with excellent ones through the first four games of the series, but he will look to achieve some consistency with another big game as it shifts back to South Beach.
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