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Kemba Walker has been removed from Knicks rotation

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - NOVEMBER 21: Kemba Walker #8 of the New York Knicks dribbles the ball against the Chicago Bulls in the first half at United Center on November 21, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau announced Monday that he’s removing Kemba Walker from the rotation entirely.

Walker didn’t play in the Knicks’ big win over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday for rest purposes after scoring a team-high 17 points against the Phoenix Suns the night before. While Walker shot the ball well against the Suns, it was yet another poor night overall for the starting group as New York got blown out.

Walker didn’t play in the Knicks’ big win over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday for rest purposes after scoring a team-high 17 points against the Phoenix Suns the night before. While Walker shot the ball well against the Suns, it was yet another poor night overall for the starting group as New York got blown out.

Alec Burks took Walker’s place in the starting lineup against the Hawks, and he put up a team-high 23 points in that victory. Burks will start at point guard against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday and appears to be in line to remain as the starter, even when Derrick Rose comes back from injury.

 

 

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