Celtics should look to trade Kemba Walker this summer | NBA


If it was first in the offices and on the bench that things moved in Boston, it is undoubtedly far from over.

According to MassLive, there is virtually no chance that Brad Stevens, the club’s new president, will keep Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart and Evan Fournier. The cumulative contracts of the trio would indeed be astronomical, forcing the club to pay a record in « luxury tax » and it is rather time to clean up.

The simplest solution would be not to re-sign the French, free agent and therefore free to engage where he wishes. But MassLive explains that the club will try to get rid of Kemba Walker.

This is no surprise as the former Hornet has become one of the league’s most overpaid players this season, all due to increasingly squeaky knees. However, it will not be easy to find him a base, knowing that he still has to touch 75 million dollars over the next two seasons, and that the second year is a « player option », which means that it is he is the one who will decide to activate it… or not.

Marcus Smart is undoubtedly less in danger, already because he is the “soul” of the group and that even if he is a little lost this season (like almost all the squad), he can always give back. proud service.

Above all, his contract is quite affordable ($ 14 million next season) and his market value is not very high since he will be entering the last year of his lease. Also according to MassLive, it could even be complicated to get a draft choice at the end of the first round in exchange for the mad dog of Massachusetts.

Kemba Walker Percentage Rebounds
Season Team MJ Min Shots 3pts LF Off Def Early Pd Fte Int Bp Ct Pts
2011-12 CHA 66 27 36.6 30.5 78.9 0.5 3.1 3.6 4.4 1.2 0.9 1.8 0.3 12.1
2012-13 CHA 82 35 42.3 32.2 79.8 0.7 2.7 3.5 5.7 1.9 2.0 2.4 0.4 17.7
2013-14 CHA 73 36 39.3 33.3 83.7 0.5 3.7 4.2 6.1 1.8 1.2 2.3 0.4 17.7
2014-15 CHA 62 34 38.5 30.4 82.7 0.6 3.0 3.6 5.1 1.5 1.4 1.6 0.5 17.3
2015-16 CHA 81 36 42.7 37.1 84.7 0.7 3.7 4.4 5.2 1.4 1.6 2.1 0.5 20.9
2016-17 CHA 79 35 44.3 39.9 84.7 0.6 3.3 3.9 5.5 1.5 1.1 2.1 0.3 23.2
2017-18 CHA 80 34 43.1 38.4 86.4 0.4 2.7 3.1 5.6 1.2 1.1 2.2 0.3 22.1
2018-19 CHA 82 35 43.4 35.6 84.4 0.6 3.8 4.4 5.9 1.6 1.2 2.6 0.4 25.6
2019-20 BOS 56 31 42.5 38.1 86.4 0.6 3.2 3.9 4.8 1.6 0.9 2.1 0.5 20.5
2020-21 BOS 43 32 42.0 36.0 89.9 0.4 3.6 4.0 4.9 1.4 1.1 2.1 0.3 19.3
Total 704 34 41.9 36.0 84.0 0.6 3.3 3.8 5.4 1.5 1.3 2.2 0.4 19.9

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