Charlotte Bobcats guard Kemba Walker says tanking is "ridiculous"

According to ESPN, Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Bobcats feels tanking is "ridiculous" and thinks his team should be focused on a playoff run:
"I don't see why we can't make the playoffs," Walker told the Charlotte Observer after Thursday's practice. "I think we have a great team and are playing great basketball. As long as we keep it up, I think we can.

"We go out each night with the mindset we can make the playoffs. We practice like we can make the playoffs."

Walker, who just returned from injury in a big win against the Warriors on the road Tuesday continued:
"That's ridiculous, as far as us tanking and getting a high draft pick," said Walker, who returned Tuesday after missing the last seven games with a sprained left ankle. "I don't think we need any more (high) draft picks at this point.

"... I could never (tank). I play this game to win, not to lose. If we are going to lose, we'll make sure it's not easy."

Understandably, Walker's first game back he was a little rusty (3-11 for 7 points in 33 mins. Although he did contribute six boards and seven assists) he is statistically having a great season averaging 18.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.1 assists while shooting 80% from the line.

I am a fan of Walker's because I'd like to see Jahii Carson, another "undersized guard" who currently plays at my alma mater ASU, succeed at the next level.

Walker also knows a little bit about winning having led UConn to victory in the 2011 Big East tournament where he was named MVP as well as the 2011 NCAA Tournament where he was assigned Most Outstanding Player.

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