Tom Thibodeau Says He Is Taking Kemba Walker Out of Knicks Rotation ‘As Of Right Now’
Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau has told members of the media that Kemba Walker will be taken out of the team’s rotation “as of right now.”
“It’s a tough decision to make, but you always have to do what you think is best for the team,” Thibodeau said on Monday, per ESPN. “I view Kemba as a starter, and so it’d be tough to play three small guards together. I gave it consideration, and I’ve got great respect for who Kemba is as a person and all he’s accomplished in this League.”
According to Fred Kats, This says that “it would be tough to play three small guards together.”
Kemba Walker is out of the Knicks rotation “as of right now,” Tom Thibodeau says. He says he will tighten the rotation moving forward. “It would be tough to play three small guards together,” Thibodeau says. Says he has great respect for Walker and all he’s accomplished.— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) November 29, 2021
He did go on to say he has “great respect” for Walker and what he’s accomplished in his career, while also revealing that that Alec Burks will start at point guard on Tuesday against the Nets.
The Knicks are currently 11-19, while Walker is averaging career-lows of 11.7 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 3.1 assists so far this season.