Michael Jordan reached out to Kemba Walker following a report that the Charlotte Hornets are listening to trade offers on him.
Jordan told Walker the Hornets are not predisposed to moving him.
“I’m not looking to trade Kemba, but I would listen to opportunities.”
The Hornets are unlikely to reach the playoffs this season.
“Obviously, the season has been a disappointment so far, and there have been teams asking about players. Also, we’ve been asking about players,” Jordan said, with the NBA’s trade deadline looming Feb. 8. “We ask teams who they like on our roster and they always say Kemba.
“It’s not like we are shopping him. We would not just give him up. I love Kemba Walker. I would not trade him for anything but an All-Star player.”