Kemba Walker

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  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    It's official, the Celtics have announced the completion of the sign-and-trade deal that lands them Kemba Walker in exchange for Terry Rozier and pick swaps.

    Walker should easily slide into the role vacated by Kyrie Irving last season. He's a solid scorer and his move to Beantown should not drag his fantasy needle too far in either direction.

    Source: Gary Washburn on Twitter

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  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kemba Walker has agreed to a max contract with the Celtics that will pay him $141 million over four years.

    Walker was supermax eligible in Charlotte but the Hornets didn't end up offering anything close to that, and Kemba will now take his talents to a legitimate playoff team for the first time in his career. As far as Kyrie Irving replacements go, Boston did incredibly well. Walker should remain an early-round fantasy stud, though Boston's playing style and wealth of offensive options could lead to some adjustment period.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    The Celtics, Nets and Hornets have engaged in exploratory talks on a three-team sign-and-trade deal that would send Kyrie Irving to Brooklyn, Kemba Walker to Boston and Terry Rozier to Charlotte.

    The Celtics want to create a full mid-level exception to help them add other players in free agency but it would likely cost them a first-round pick in the process. With two of the transactions here just about set in stone, it's now about recuperating additional assets, whether they be picks or cap space, if at all possible. If this does happen it would be a highly complicated transaction.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Kemba Walker has informed the Hornets of his intention to sign with the Celtics when free agency opens, per Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.

    Walker and the Hornets are reportedly far apart in contract talks, and unless they get close to a supermax offer it looks like whatever extra they can offer won't be enough to entice Walker away from more appealing basketball situations elsewhere. If (or when) Kemba leaves, the Hornets will have lots of minutes and shots to distribute among their new-look roster, which should yield some new fantasy value. It will be a gutting development for the franchise, however. Shams Charania is reporting that Walker will be getting a four-year deal worth $141 million from Boston. Adrian Wojnarowski adds that Walker plans to be in Boston on Sunday to finalize the deal.

    Source: Rick Bonnell on Twitter

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Kemba Walker and the Hornets are far apart in contract talks, with Stephen A. Smith saying that the team offered him about $160 million, well short of the $221 million he could earn on a supermax contract.

    Consider the source on that one. Adrian Wojnarowski chimed in that Walker has left Charlotte in his rearview, though it certainly sounds like he's trying to force the Hornets into opening up the wallets a bit more. The most Walker could earn in Boston is $149 million, however, so if money is really the deciding factor then Charlotte remains in the driver's seat. It's been rumored that Kemba will make his decision quickly on Sunday, so we'll see what he ends up landing on.

    Source: NBC Sports

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  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    The Celtics are now the frontrunner to sign Kemba Walker when free agency opens, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Walker has also drawn interest from the Lakers and the Hornets, and we're sure that more teams will try to get involved in the action. Boston may not be as glitzy as LA or offer the same core, while they can't offer as much money as Charlotte, but it appears as though Walker likes their setup. We'll see if this motivates the Hornets to offer the full supermax in hopes of keeping Kemba around.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Mitch Kupchak
    Team, Charlotte Hornets

    In what will play a major role in all personnel decisions, the Hornets are determined to avoid the luxury tax next season, per Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer.

    If true, then this will have a major effect on free agency as the Hornets are unlikely to extend the supermax to Kemba Walker this summer. While Walker has said publicly that he is willing to take less than the supermax, it would be hard to see him stay with the Hornets for anything less as he is sure to garner interest from many teams with much better odds at competing for a title. The Lakers, Mavs, and Celtics are just a few of the many teams that will be looking into Walker once free agency opens up, and they all have brighter presents or futures ahead than the Hornets current outlook. There have been rumbles that Walker would head elsewhere next season for a few weeks now, and this report adds even more smoke to the fire. Free agency opens in less than a week.

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Celtics are emerging as a stealth suitor for Hornets free agent Kemba Walker.

    Walker is one of the top free agents on the market and is heavily linked to a few teams including the Lakers, Mavs, and a reunion with the Hornets. While the Hornets can offer Kemba the most money, he also has said that he is willing to take a pay cut if it gives him a better shot at winning. With the Celtics expected to lose both Kyrie Irving and Al Horford, it remains to be seen if they are the team to give him the better shot at winning.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

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  • Kemba Walker
    G, Charlotte Hornets

    Following Saturday's blockbuster acquisition of Anthony Davis, Marc Stein is reporting that the Lakers will make Kemba Walker one of their top targets in free agency.

    It makes sense, as point guard is a major position of weakness on the roster with Lonzo Ball headed to New Orleans. Walker and Kyrie Irving are the top of the PG class, and though Charlotte can offer Kemba a boatload of money on a supermax deal, it's impossible to argue that they give him the same shot at winning that the Lakers do now.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter