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Next moves for the Hornets: Should Kemba Walker return?

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This was not the right year for the Charlotte Hornets to miss the playoffs.

With All-Star Kemba Walker set to enter free agency, this season was supposed to show the point guard why he should sign a long-term deal with the Hornets in July. Instead, Charlotte will miss the playoffs for a third consecutive time, facing a summer of uncertainty.

Let's look ahead to the free-agency, draft and trade decisions facing the Hornets this offseason, including Walker's future and how the team can retool around its star PG if he returns.

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