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Dallas Mavericks waive 4-time All-Star Kemba Walker

Dec 16, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Kemba Walker (34) checks the scoreboard as he enters the game against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks waived four-time All-Star guard Kemba Walker in a cost-cutting move on Friday.

His salary would have become guaranteed for the rest of the season on Saturday.

Walker, 32, averaged 8.0 points, 2.1 assists and 16.0 minutes in nine games (one start) with Dallas this season.

He signed a one-year deal with the Mavericks on Nov. 29 for the veterans’ minimum salary.

Walker has career averages of 19.3 points, 5.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 750 games (697 starts) with the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets (2011-19), Boston Celtics (2019-21), New York Knicks (2021-22) and Mavericks.

He played in four consecutive All-Star Games from 2017-20 and made the All-NBA third team in 2018-19.

–Field Level Media