Lonnie Walker IV, a free agent shooting guard, has agreed to join the Brooklyn Nets on a one-year deal, according to Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul and agent Lucas Newton. Walker previously signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers last season, hoping to capitalize on his potential.
Despite the setbacks, Walker made a strong comeback during the postseason. His standout moment came in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Golden State Warriors, where he scored 15 points in the fourth quarter, propelling the Lakers to a commanding 3-1 series lead. Walker’s performance showcased his ability to impact crucial games.
Walker, a former first-round pick by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2018 NBA draft, holds career averages of 9.9 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game. Throughout his five seasons, he has shot 42.2% from the field and 34.9% from three-point range. The 24-year-old guard expressed optimism about his future, stating that his story is far from finished.
After his eventful tenure with the Lakers, Lonnie Walker IV’s journey continues in Brooklyn. The Reading High graduate took to Twitter, sharing his belief in divine timing shortly before the news of his free agency decision broke. Walker’s second experience in free agency lasted longer than his first, which resulted in a one-year, $6.5 million deal with the Lakers after his qualifying offer from the San Antonio Spurs was rescinded.
Walker began his Lakers career as a starter, averaging 14.7 points per game in the first 32 games. However, a knee injury sidelined him for 14 games, and he never regained his starting role due to changes in the team’s lineup. The Lakers’ trade deadline moves significantly reduced Walker’s playing time, with him not even getting on the court for nine games. Despite the challenges, he finished the season with averages of 11.7 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game, shooting 36.5% from three-point range.
Lonnie Walker IV’s move to the Brooklyn Nets presents a new opportunity for the talented guard. With his potential and determination, he aims to continue his growth and make a lasting impact in the league.