Boston Celtics, Kemba Walker Hoping to Work Out Offseason Trade
The Boston Celtics appear ready to split with yet another star point guard.
For one way or another, tenures of star guards have failed to end gracefully in Boston over the last number of years, be it Isaiah Thomas being shipped out abruptly to Cleveland or the uncomfortable divorce between the organization and Kyrie Irving.
Now, it appears that the partnership between the Celtics and former All-Star Kemba Walker has come to an impasse.
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Walker, who has battled various injuries and inconsistent play in his tenure with the Celtics, has two years and over $70-million remaining on his contract, yet both sides are hopeful to work out a trade to provide Walker with a change of scenery. According to reports, the Celtics attempted to trade Walker last offseason in a package for Jrue Holiday, but nothing materialized. Holiday has since signed an extension with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Bleacher Report suggests that teams in need of a veteran scoring point guard will continue to monitor Walker’s situation as the Summer goes on. The New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks are two teams that are believed to have some level of interest in the 31 year old guard.
Although the Celtics are continuing to search for a new head coach which could provide a new voice for Walker, the point guard remains focused on finding a way out of Boston.
The point guard market this offseason will have other big names including Kyle Lowry, Dennis Schroder, and Mike Conley.