On Friday, the Mavericks announced they are waiving guard Kemba Walker after nine games. His salary was set to become guaranteed for the rest of the season the following day, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. Walker was signed in November, but he didn’t make his first appearance with the team until December 10. Through nine games, he posted 8.0 points, 2.1 assists, and 1.8 rebounds per game.
Walker’s best performance with the Mavericks was on December 17, when he scored 32 points with seven assists and five rebounds in a game vs. Cleveland. He only surpassed 10 points one other time, and compiled eight points in his last four games, playing under five minutes in three of them.
In place of Walker, Dallas is giving more minutes to Jaden Hardy and McKinley Wright IV, as reported by MacMahon. Over 17 games this year, the two have averaged less than 11 minutes each.