Walker was traded to the Pistons but there was never any plan for him to actually play for the team.
Instead, it was assumed that he would accept a buyout from the franchise and then find a different squad to play with.
But that plan experienced a major hiccup when the offer they gave Walker didn’t meet his expectations.
Therefore, both sides have been trying to hammer out a deal for the last few weeks.
The Detroit Pistons are likely to waive four-time All-Star Kemba Walker before Monday’s deadline to set regular season roster, sources tell me and @JLEdwardsIII. The move will bring Detroit's roster to 15 guaranteed spots.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 14, 2022
On Monday, it was announced that Detroit has made a decision.
The team waived the four-time ALl-Star right before the deadline to set their regular season roster.
The Pistons now have 15 guaranteed spots and Walker is free to move to another team in the league.
However, that plan is also experiencing some problems.
Walker has had a rough couple of seasons.
He was moved to the New York Knicks and was hoping to do great things for his hometown team.
That didn’t end up happening and the player was then permanently benched as the front office attempted to find a trade suitor for him.
He eventually got pushed over to Detroit but was expecting to find a different team to call his own.
However, it sounds like there weren’t any teams looking for Walker and he is currently in NBA limbo.
That means he doesn’t know what his next steps are: will he sit the season out, find a bench spot on a team that needs him or possibly retire?
There are a few options laid before him and none of them sound very ideal.