Please let this continue to surface into something more serious! The Boston Celtics have a lot of questions as it is this offseason. But now, they could be linked to a BIG free agent piece. According to Marc Stein, the Boston Celtics are emerging as a strong suitor in the sweepstakes for…point guard Kemba Walker.
The Celtics, I'm told, are emerging as a stealth suitor for Charlotte Hornets free agent Kemba Walker
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 25, 2019
This can be good for a few reasons.
He’s Familiar With Playing In New England
Kemba Walker has played in the New England region before. He played for the UCONN Huskies from 2009-2011, and even won a National Championship during the 2011 season. Sure, he technically played in the state of Connecticut as opposed to Massachusetts. But, he does have some experience dealing with the craziness that is New England, which is a huge advantage to the Celtics.
He’s Very Durable
Walker is not a point guard that sits out many games. In his last 4 NBA seasons, he has played 81, 79, 80, and 82 games, respectively. That is a big factor for the Celtics going forward. Remember, Kyrie Irving was injured for the second half of the 2017-2018 season and sat out for spurts of the 2018-2019 season. So if Kemba can come to Boston and play 75-82 games a season, that is a huge win for the Celtics.
He Is A Proven Scorer And LEADER
Kemba Walker is a proven scorer. He has averaged 20 points a game for the past 4 seasons. He has gotten nominated as an NBA All-Star for the past 3 seasons. Another main thing is that he’s a proven leader. That is exactly what the Celtics need at this current moment.
Kemba would be the ideal addition for the Celtics … if Danny Ainge can pull it off. Not quite as talented as Kyrie, but a leader, all the intangibles, can score and also make life easier for his teammates. https://t.co/9cFzfzNw3L
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) June 25, 2019
This sounds like a good match to me!
I need for this to somehow happen. The Celtics would find their replacement once Kyrie Irving leaves. Kemba Walker would be surrounded by more talent in Boston than he ever had in Charlotte. This is just too good of a match to pass up. Please make this happen, Danny!
-Alan Nahigian (@BigAl2793)