The Mavericks waived Facundo Campazzo and signed Kemba Walker as they reshuffled their backcourt. Walker, a four-time NBA All-Star, has not played since February. It will take some time before he is game-ready.
But the 32-year-old point guard says he feels better than he felt in a long time and is excited to play in the league again.
“I’m feeling good,” Walker said. “I’m feeling better than I felt in a very long time. That’s really all I can say. I’m just excited to be back. I’m happy these guys picked me up. I’m ready to get started.”
“Just another ball handler and some leadership qualities I think, just good locker room guy,” he said when asked what he brings to Dallas. “I’ve been around for a long time, so I just know what it takes to keep a locker room happy, keep guys happy. I just think I can add in that element.”
Last season Walker played 37 games for the Knicks averaging 11.6 points, 3 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 25.6 minutes per game.