Boston Celtics

Kemba Walker, like Isaiah Thomas, can bring best out of Stevens’ Celtics

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.
Atlanta Hawks

Nets and Hawks are both winners in Crabbe, Prince trade

Brooklyn Nets sent Allen Crabbe and his $18.5 million contract to the Atlanta Hawks in a trade this week, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Brooklyn will also send the 17th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and a 2020 lottery-protected pick. Atlanta will send Taurean Prince, and a 2021 second rounder to Brooklyn.