So going back to what Ainge said in terms of "changing faces," Kemba's name immediately comes to mind.
The Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics have been fixtures at the top of the Eastern Conference over the last couple of seasons. Boston were supposedly in the ascendancy 12 months ago. Toronto have evolved from the Kyle Lowry-DeMar DeRozan duo to an NBA champion.
Kemba Walker’s regular season debut for the Boston Celtics ended in defeat at Wells Fargo Center against the Philadelphia 76ers. Walker, Boston’s headline offseason acquisition, struggled all night.
Everyone has overlooked Boston and as the old saying goes, work in silence and let your success be your noise. I'd say that could be the case in the Garden this year.
Shifting Leonard to the Western Conference alters the balance of power once again. The East is relatively weak, or so it seems.
With Kyrie leaving, Aron Baynes' contract traded to Phoenix and Al Horford moving on, the Celtics are suddenly in a position to make a statement in the free agent market in the form of Kemba Walker. Walker can take the option of earning an estimated $220 million super-max in Charlotte (should it be offered), however, there are strong rumours that Walker will decline the super-max in favour of playing for a contender.
Boston Celtics are interested in signing All-Star free agent point guard Kemba Walker, according to Marc Stein.
But for once in a blue moon, the Knicks actually seem like they have a plan and they seem like they’re going to stick to it. It’s like Doctor Strange from Infinity War. There are fourteen million six hundred and five outcomes for the next decade or so of the NBA, and there’s only one where the Knicks can win. By sticking to their plan.
Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets and Miami Heat are fighting it out for the final playoff spot with just two games remaining in the NBA regular season.
Kemba Walker has carried the Charlotte Hornets this season, earning his first All-Star spot. He is a contender for All-NBA honours.
Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker was selected to his third NBA All-Star game on Thursday. Walker will start the All-Star game for the first time in his career and matches the Hornets’ franchise record for All-Star appearances set by Glen Rice.
The NBA All-Star starters were announced on Thursday. Despite the draft format being introduced last season, teams are still selected based on conference, as shown below.
Jimmy Butler and the Philadelphia 76ers are already having problems. The NBA's front offices will be busy if he becomes available again.
Will Dwyane Wade have a glorious last season?