Hornets’ Walker Says He’d Take Less Than $221M to Re-Sign
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Three-time All-Star point guard Kemba Walker says he'd be willing to work with the Hornets and take less than the "supermax" $221 million contract he's eligible to receive to re-sign with Charlotte.
The Hornets can offer Walker, their all-time leading scorer, a five-year contract worth up to $221 million. Other NBA teams can only offer a four-year deal worth $140 million.
"Yeah, why not? I would take less, for sure," Walker said Thursday.
Walker says the Hornets remain his "first priority," but he plans to meet with other interested teams before making a decision on his future.
NBA free agency begins June 30.
Asked if he's confident he'll be back with Charlotte, Walker says: "I have no clue. ... This is where I want to be and if it doesn't work out, it just doesn't. I'm prepared."