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It's only a matter of time before Kemba Walker comes to the Boston Celtics

It's only a matter of time before Kemba Walker comes to the Boston Celtics

Kemba Walker and Kyrie Irving are the best "defenders" in this NBA Free Agency 2019 period. So when Kyrie Irving left Boston Celtics, Kemba Walker's replacement was an extremely reasonable choice.

The NBA Free Agency transfer market has not yet officially opened, but Kemba Walker did not wait until then to share his latest future move. According to reporter Shams Charania of The Athletic, Kemba Walker is ready to sign the Boston Celtics contract soon after the market opens. The max contract this time will be worth 141 million dollars in 4 years.

This is the deal to put an end to the Kyrie Irving era at the Boston Celtics and right now, the superstar defender once had an NBA championship ready to move to the new team. In the 2019 free transfer market, Kemba Walker is the second best defender on the list, behind Kyrie Irving. This means that the Boston Celtics have found the perfect alternative.

Shams Charania added that the Brooklyn Nets was still the top team in the race to sign Kyrie Irving. In addition to the obvious advantages of competing for the championship team, Kemba Walker prioritizes the Boston Celtics because he will not need to "carry the team" as much as the Charlotte Hornets. A source from The Athletic confirmed this statement as follows:

"A person close to Kemba Walker said that the main reason for this All-Star defender to choose Boston Celtics is his ability to go deep into the NBA Playoffs. But another important reason is that he will be playing alongside a lot of talents like Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown or Gordon Hayward. At the Boston Celtics, Kemba Walker will not have to do everything himself, but he will be divided into fire, thereby keeping his strength to compete more in the postseason period ".

In the NBA 2018-19 season, Kemba Walker had to "carry on his back" Charlotte Hornets. He achieved the highest utilization rate of his career (owning 31.5% of the team 's attacking balls) while playing over 2,800 minutes, extremely tiring numbers. In terms of age (29), removing pressure on scoring will be a tactic to help both Boston Celtics and Kemba Walker be satisfied.