Walker enjoyed an expanded role for the Spurs in his sophomore season. He appeared in 61 games -- including his first 12 NBA starts -- during the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 campaign, averaging 6.4 points with 2.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.5 steals across 16.2 minutes per game. That included a sharp 40.6 percent success rate from three-point range. Walker produced 10.0 points along with 3.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 0.9 steals per game when he received starting opportunities, reliably providing a spark when given extra playing time. On Dec. 3, Walker received his highest minute total of the year (34:53) and responded with 28 points, four rebounds, three steals and a block to help beat the Rockets. All in all, he posted double-digit scoring totals on 15 occasions. Five of those came during seeding play in the Orlando bubble, during which Walker started all eight games, averaging 11.3 points along with 3.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists. During that stretch, he collected a season-high six assists Aug. 9 against the Pelicans and a season-high-tying seven rebounds Aug. 11 against Houston.2018
Walker played in 17 games for the San Antonio Spurs during the 2018-2019 campaign. Prior to the season, he was selected 18th overall in the NBA Draft. He came off the bench and made his NBA debut against the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 3 and scored three points. On April 3, Walker scored a career-high 16 points against the Denver Nuggets. Overall, the University of Miami product averaged 2.6 points per contest in the regular season. He came off the bench in six postseason games. In the playoffs, he scored a total of six points and dished out three assists. During the season, Walker also split time with the Austin Spurs of the G League. He played in 29 games, starting 28. During his G-League run, he averaged 16.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.
June 21, 2018Drafted by the San Antonio Spurs in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft.
July 11, 2018Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the San Antonio Spurs.