When NBA free agency begins Sunday at 6:00 p.m., Kemba Walker is expected to be a Boston Celtic.
Walker will sign a four-year, $141 million max contract to be the C's new point guard, according to multiple reports. The former UConn star has spent the first eight seasons of his career in Charlotte, but he has a simple reason for opting to move on from the organization that drafted him in 2011.
According to Stadium's Jeff Goodman, Walker is choosing the Celtics over the Hornets to have a chance at a deep playoff run.
Source close to Kemba Walker told me that primary reason for the All-Star point guard choosing Boston was chance to go deep in playoffs — and play with talented guys like Tatum, Hayward and Jaylen Brown. Doesn’t feel as if he has to do it all by himself - which was case in CLT.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) June 29, 2019
Walker coming to Boston all but guarantees Kyrie Irving will be signing elsewhere -- likely Brooklyn -- when free agency gets underway.
Walker averaged a career-high 25.8 points with 5.9 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game in 2018-19.
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