Luka Doncic needs help, as the Dallas Mavericks‘ dependence on their star is alarming.
They have not won a game in which the point guard has not reached 30 points and any break he takes means a dangerous drop in the team’s performance.
That is why they are looking for reinforcements and, according to NBA insiders, they are close to signing Kemba Walker, who is just waiting to pass the medical examination.
The 6-foot-3, 32-year-old point guard is now without a team, but he was once one of the NBA’s best playmakers, as evidenced by his four All-Star appearances.
He spent eight seasons in Charlotte, two with the Celtics and the last one with the Knicks. In the summer he was traded to the Pistons, who cut him.
Throughout his 741 NBA games, Walker has averaged 19.5 points, with a career-high 25.6, and 5.3 assists.
If he arrives fit and motivated, his scoring and playmaking ability could come in handy for the needy Mavericks, where Doncic has to do virtually everything. The Slovenian would then have less responsibility.
Campazzo to be sacrificed
But, for the point guard to arrive in Dallas they would have to cut a player and it could be Facundo Campazzo, who shares a position with him and is the only player on the team that does not have a guaranteed contract until January 10.
In fact, journalist Shams Charania already assumes that he will be sacrificed.
The Argentine point guard has appeared in eight of his team’s 19 games with averages of 6.5 minutes, 1.3 points, 0.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists.
He has played in five of the last six games, but with very limited presence except in one of them, where he played 25 minutes due to injuries.
Frank Ntilikina and Theo Pinson, who have played even less than Facu, were other candidates to be cut, but having their contract guaranteed has saved them.
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