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Sport Real reason Celtics traded Kemba Walker

06:15  23 june  2021
06:15  23 june  2021 Source:   yardbarker.com

NBA rumors: Kemba Walker and the Boston Celtics headed for a breakup

  NBA rumors: Kemba Walker and the Boston Celtics headed for a breakup Things haven't gone as planned for Kemba Walker and the Boston Celtics, so the two sides are ready to part company. After a quick exit from the playoffs at the hands of the Brooklyn Nets, the Boston Celtics are into an offseason of big changes. Along with coach Brad Stevens replacing Danny A inge to lead the front office, the future of guard Kemba Walker has been a point of speculation. According to Bleacher Report's Farbod Esnaashari, the Celtics and Walker are likely to move forward from their relationship this offseason in a mutual agreement between the parties.

Celtics shoot down Kemba Walker report. A Celtics team source denied the reported breakup and vehemently denied that the team was looking to trade Walker and pursue free agent Jrue Holiday last offseason, calling the latter rumor “total garbage.” The team source also told SportsCenter 5 that Walker has not informed the Celtics that he has soured on them and that the four-time NBA All-Star is focused on getting as healthy as possible after dealing with a balky knee that limited him to 43 regular-season games and forced him to miss Boston’s final two playoff games.

On Monday, three days after sending Kemba Walker and a first-round draft pick to Oklahoma City for Al Horford, Stevens broke down the deal from his perspective. “It gave us the opportunity to look at a road with a few more options,” Stevens said. “From the financial flexibility standpoint, with In flipping Walker for Horford, the Celtics will save over million across the next two seasons. The trade brings Boston back below the 6.5 million luxury tax threshold for next season, giving Stevens much-needed financial flexibility as he looks to build a championship-caliber roster around star-forwards Jayson

The Boston Celtics’ decision to trade away Kemba Walker shortly after their season came to a disappointing conclusion stunned a lot of people.

a woman with a racket on a court: The Celtics traded Kemba Walker because he apparently had a strained relationship with Brad Stevens. © Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports The Celtics traded Kemba Walker because he apparently had a strained relationship with Brad Stevens.

In the immediate aftermath, an obvious question presented itself: why?

Why make this move, and why do it so suddenly?

Obviously there was chatter of Boston blowing up its entire roster this offseason, but why was Walker the first domino to drop?

According to Jared Weiss of The Athletic, the real reason for Walker’s abrupt trade had a lot to do with his relationship with Brad Stevens.

Celtics tried dealing Kemba Walker to Spurs for LaMarcus Aldridge at trade deadline, per report

  Celtics tried dealing Kemba Walker to Spurs for LaMarcus Aldridge at trade deadline, per report Walker's contract has become a major talking point as Boston enters the offseason with big decisions to makeAmong those decisions is what to do with point guard Kemba Walker, who still has two years and $73.6 million remaining on a contract that isn't looking as great as the day he signed it due to his injury issues. The Celtics could explore the option of trading him this offseason, something they've reportedly already tried to do.

Kemba Walker may or may not be unhappy in Boston, while the Celtics almost certainly would love to move his hefty contract if it made sense for them. None of that necessarily means he will, or should, be traded this offseason. Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix first reported that Walker was upset with the Celtics following last offseason’s failed trade attempts. For what it’s worth, the Celtics immediately and rather vehemently denied the report and Kedow Walker , Kemba ’s cousin, called it “bogus as hell” on Twitter.

Kemba Walker traded to OKC with picks for Al Horford, Moses Brown originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington. What had been speculated since the end of the disappointing 2020-21 season for the Boston Celtics came to fruition on Friday morning, as new President of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens has traded Kemba Walker to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to report the news.

“According to multiple team sources, there was some dysfunction in the locker room, with the relationship between Stevens and Walker characterized as tension-filled,” he wrote.

“Sources also suggest that Stevens was also perceived to be harder on Walker than on other top players. This came in the wake of Gordon Hayward’s departure from the Celtics, after which sources said Hayward told Stevens he needed to establish a stronger voice with players if they were going to win.

“Several team sources felt Stevens was more aggressive with certain players this season, which included Walker, who was criticized for his defensive mistakes. Those sources said Walker and Stevens began to butt heads, although the pair were considered to have a productive working relationship with the Celtics and had mutual respect for one another.”

Report: Potential Trade Destination Emerges For Kemba Walker

  Report: Potential Trade Destination Emerges For Kemba Walker As the Boston Celtics‘ off-season rolls along, it’s looking more and more like Kemba Walker will be traded ahead of the 2021-22 season. A potential trade partner has reportedly emerged: the Miami Heat. Walker is the latest Celtics point guard who appears to have grown tired of playing in Boston. Brad Stevens and company will […] The post Report: Potential Trade Destination Emerges For Kemba Walker appeared first on The Spun.

The Celtics ' trade of Kemba Walker adds to the impressive collection of Thunder draft picks while giving Boston some cap space flexibility. We have ourselves an NBA blockbuster. The Boston Celtics traded Kemba Walker to the Oklahoma City Thunder in a blockbuster deal Friday. Here are the terms of the trade : Celtics receive: Al Horford, Moses Brown, 2023 second-round pick.

Why did the Boston Celtics make the Kemba Walker trade with the Thunder? C's president of basketball operations Brad Stevens provided a few reasons Monday. Brad Stevens kicked off his tenure as Boston Celtics president of basketball operations with a bang. Last week he traded point guard Kemba Walker , a 2021 first-round draft pick (No. 16 overall) and a 2023 second-rounder to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for centers Al Horford and Moses Brown, as well as a 2025 second-round selection.

Between trading away Jayson Tatum’s best friend and opting out of a trade for James Harden for the weirdest of reasons, it has been a rough year for the Celtics.

Will dumping Walker prove to be the solution to their problems? Time will tell.

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