NBA Rumor: Cavs Among Teams That Have Interviewed Bill Walker

Forward Bill Walker is the latest correspondent for HoopsHype, and he shares his experience in the first of his free agent blog posts:

This is Bill Walker, formerly of the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks. I’m a free agent now and will blog about my experiences this summer here at HoopsHype. Hope you find it interesting.

Recently I met with people from the Memphis Grizzlies in Las Vegas and previously with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Atlanta Hawks. It was not a personal type of interview, just business. They want to know how you are going react to certain things and see what your responses are. I think if you go in there with that type of attitude, willing to accept criticism, you’ll be fine.

Walker has averaged 5.8 points and 2.0 rebounds per game over his 157-game NBA career during the past four seasons. The 24-year-old Kansas State product is a solid scorer off the bunch who isn’t afraid to put up a lot of shots. Given the right environment, he could blossom as a premier bench scorer for a potential playoff team, such as the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Heck, I know I’d have a lot of fun seeing him as a scoring option in his precious few moments alongside Kyrie Irving on the court. That’d be plenty of fun. But given his current suitors, I don’t currently think he’ll sign with the Cavs. It seems he’s interested in returning to the New York Knicks, and that’s where I think he’ll land up eventually.

[Related: NBA Trade Rumor: Cavs Discussing Trade to Land Andrew Bynum in Magic-Lakers Deal]

  • Dee P

    It sounds like Grant walked out on the Bynum trade because Bynum didn’t want to sign an extension with Cleveland and instead test out the market. I applaud Grant in holding his ground. He has a fantastic young core with tons of picks over the next three years, and a great trade asset in Varejao in case he wants even more picks. This season should be exciting watching the core (Irving, Waiters, Thompson, Zeller, Gee) play….we compete, maybe surprise, and keep building. It’s a process, and I love how Grant gets that.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Not sure where or how you get Grant walking out on any sort of Bynum deal I’m sure Grant is just looking at every possible scenario to help improve the roster. I’m not sure if I’d be interested in Walker though but it can’t hurt to kick the tires. If I had to choose between Walker or Weems I’d probably go with Weems myself.

  • FearTheRoo

    Aren’t you tired of waiting? more draft picks = more waiting…

    Not interested in Humphries or Bynum, but want Bill Walker? makes no sense

  • Wow

    That’s assuming Irving is on the court, ZING!