Lonnie Walker will be a restricted free agent at the end of the season after he was unable to agree to an extension with the San Antonio Spurs.
“I ain’t worried about the contract,” Walker said. “I think God willingly, I’ve got good karma, good energy around me. Things will turn out the way they are supposed to.”
The Spurs hope Walker has a breakout season.
“I think I’m more excited, more hungry. I’m starving more than ever,” Walker said. “I’m trying to stay active offensively and defensively and do what Pop (coach Gregg Popovich) wants me to do.”
Derrick White called Walker “ready to go” and “motivated.”
“He’s been the same every day, going in with a great attitude,” White said. “He had a great game last game (17 points in the 121-111 loss to the Bucks). We need him all year.”
Walker would like to remain with the Spurs.
“Absolutely. I think I’m a San Antonio, Texas, guy myself,” he said. “I had somebody call out to me at an H-E-B, ‘What’s up, (dude)?’ I thought, ‘I’m part of this community now.’”