Shooting guard Bill Walker, who has spent time with the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks over his four-year NBA career, will be keeping a diary of his experiences this summer through HoopsHype. In his first entry, titled “Biding my time,” Walker discusses with his audience that he has met with the Memphis Grizzlies, Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers so far this summer, but is planning on taking his time on making a decision of where to play this upcoming season.
Walker spent 32 games with the Knicks during the 2011-12 season, averaging 5.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists and shooting the ball at a 39.8 percent clip, the lowest out of his four seasons. Walker, along with O.J. Mayo, was a huge target for schools during his high school years. He had played beside Mayo for most of his basketball life, and was pinned as one of the best three-point shooting prospects coming out of college. He shot 31.9 percent from three-point land last season, never meeting the Vince Carter-type expectations that were being linked to him before he even chose what college he would play for.
Walker has career averages of 5.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists and a field goal percentage of 47.1 percent. The Cavaliers are in need of another two guard on the roster and Walker, who has worked on both his body and game this offseason, is ready to become the type of reserve Cleveland so desperately needs. Walker is not ready to start, but he would be able to make a huge impact off the bench if he takes the shooting advice that he received from players such as Ray Allen.
He has been a in-the-paint player for most of his collegiate and NBA career, but the free agent shooting guard is ready to make himself more expendable. Walker has reportedly been hitting the gym pretty hard this offseason.
You can follow Walker’s journey through free agency on HoopsHype here.
Do you think that Bill will be playing in Wine and Gold come late September?