Walker was recalled from the G League on Sunday, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports.
Walker, who has been battling injuries since being drafted by the Spurs earlier this summer, has played in just one NBA contest so far this season. With Derrick White and Patty Mills controlling the point-guard position for the time being, Walker will likely not see much of the court during his stint in the NBA.
Walker registered 34 points (12-22 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 6-7 FT), a rebound, an assist and two steals over 32 minutes Saturday against the Memphis Hustle.
Walker led the team in points and sank 50.0 percent of his field goals along with 66.7 percent of his tries from beyond the arc. He also managed to get to the charity stripe with relative ease. Walker is clearly one of the stars of the G League when he's sent down from the NBA club, and he'll likely re-join the Spurs in the near future, although he's only appeared in one game with San Antonio this year.
The Spurs assigned Walker to the G League's Austin Spurs on Saturday.
Walker will suit up in Austin's home game against the Memphis Hustle that takes place at 1 p.m. EST but should rejoin the parent club for its game Saturday versus the Grizzlies at 8:30 p.m. EST. He'll likely see significant minutes in the G League contest but probably won't be included in coach Gregg Popovich's rotation once he rejoins San Antonio. Walker made his NBA debut during Thursday's win over the Raptors, playing five minutes of garbage time and tallying three points and one rebound.
Walker played five minutes off the bench Thursday in the Spurs' 125-107 win over the Raptors, finishing with three points (1-2 FG, 1-1 3Pt) and one rebound.
The No. 18 overall pick in June's draft, Walker has had a delayed start to his NBA career after suffering a torn meniscus in his right knee during training camp that required surgery. After a nearly two-month recovery, Walker was eased into action with the G League's Austin Spurs before rejoining San Antonio earlier this week. With the Spurs cruising to a comfortable victory, the guard finally got a chance to make his team debut in garbage time. There wasn't much to take away from this performance, and the time Walker has already lost due to injury will make it an uphill battle for him to claim a rotation spot as a rookie.
Walker was recalled from the G League on Wednesday.
Walker is yet to make an appearance at the NBA level this season, but he's played in 11 games for the Austin Spurs, averaging 14.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 25.8 minutes per game. At some point, the first-rounder out of Miami (FL) figures to get a shot, but the Spurs have brought him along slowly following a torn meniscus that kept him out of the early stages of the season.
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