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After a disappointing rookie year last season in which he shot 36.6 percent from the field, Kemba Walker and his terrific play has been a revelation for the Bobcats early in the season.
He's Charlotte's leading scorer with 16.3 points per game, while also dishing out 5.9 assists and 2.1 steals per contest.
He opened the season with a memorable 30 points in a huge upset against the Indiana Pacers, and eight days later he dropped 26 points with eight steals in a victory over the Mavericks.
While Walker's play has been impressive and he is clearly a better player than a year ago, I expect his production to fall off. In fact, it already has begun to. In his past four games, Walker has been held scoreless in one and shot 12-of-49 from the field, dropping his season shooting percentage to a horrific 39.5 percent.
Walker's not as poor an offensive player as he's shown in the past four games; however, he's not as great of an offensive threat as he was against Indiana and Dallas. Unfortunately, that is the high level the Bobcats would need him to play at if they were to make a playoff run.