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Ex-NBA player Kemba Walker signs with AS Monaco Basket

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Free agent guard Kemba Walker has found a new home. However, it is not in the NBA.

He has signed with AS Monaco Basket. He signed a one-year deal for the 2023-24 season.

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The 33-year-old is the latest player, who signed with an overseas team towards the latter part of their career. He will now play in Fontvieille, Monaco.

The team he joins has been around since 1924.

Walker played in just nine NBA games last season with the Dallas Mavericks. He made just one start.

He averaged 8 points per game. Walker also averaged 1.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.2 steals, and 0.2 blocks per game.

The New York native was the 9th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. He then spent eight seasons with the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets organization.

He then played for the Boston Celtics and his hometown New York Knicks before the aforementioned stint with the Mavericks.

In his career in the league, he appeared in 750 games, including 697 starts. Walker averaged 19.3 points per game.

He also had 3.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game.

Walker is projected to be the team’s starting point guard for this upcoming season. According to Euro Basket, their projected starting lineup will include SG Jaron Blossomgame, SF John Brown III, PF Mouhammadou Jaiteh, and C Donatas Motiejunas.

The former NBA player will hope to rejuvenate his career in Monaco.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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