According to multiple reports, the Charlotte Hornets have reached an agreement on a contract extension with Kemba Walker. The UConn star has agreed to a 4-year extension worth $48 million, which will begin during the 2015-2016 season. Had an agreement not been reached by October 31st, Walker would have ended up becoming a restricted free agent upon the completion of this season.
Walker joins the likes of Kyrie Irving and Kenneth Faried, both of whom have signed contract extensions to avoid becoming restricted free agents next summer. Among those on pace to becoming a restricted free agent next offseason is Kawhi Leonard, as reports indicate that both sides (Leonard and the Spurs) are nowhere near an agreement at the moment.
Walker averaged 17.7 points per game and 6.1 assists per game on 39% shooting from the floor last season.