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Kemba Walker
Kemba Walker
Position: G
Born: 05/08/90
Height: 6-0 / 1.83
Weight:172 lbs. / 78 kg.
Salary: $34,967,442
Keith Smith: Current Boston Celtics TPEs: $17,142,857- Evan Fournier – expires 7/18/22 $9,720,900- Tristan Thompson – expires 7/7/22 $5,096,479- Kemba Walker – expires 5/17/22 $500,000- Moses Brown – expires 6/27/22 $370,564- Jeff Teague – expires 2/11/22 Reminder: TPEs cannot be combined together! 2/2
For instance, before Russell Westbrook was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, users on fanspo.com had generated over 1,300 trades involving Westbrook in 2021. Of those more than 1,300 trades, only seven percent had Westbrook landing on the Lakers. Similarly, Kemba Walker was involved in more than 4,700 trades since the beginning of the year. Of those trades, less than four percent had Walker headed to the Oklahoma City Thunder (his eventual trade destination before being bought out and signing with the New York Knicks).
Charania and MacMahon both add that the Rockets don’t want to negotiate a buyout at this time, but that could change depending on how much Wall is willing to give up. Kemba Walker gave back $20 million in his buyout with Oklahoma City, but he immediately recouped almost all of it in his new deal with the New York Knicks. Wall would have to give back around $25 million for his buyout to be proportional to Walker’s, which may be the starting point for Houston in negotiations.

Kemba Walker wanted to play in New York with Kevin Durant in 2019

“Pretty close.’’ That’s how Kemba Walker termed it at last week’s introductory Garden press conference. Walker, the Bronx native, was referring to signing with his hometown Knicks during 2019 free agency before choosing the Celtics. According to an NBA source, Walker wanted to team with Kevin Durant when the Knicks had cap space for two max players.
Kemba Walker can only prove through on-court performance that he’s truly healthy enough to make his move to the Knicks more than just a sentimental signing. I will say, though, that I’ve heard just enough optimism about the state of Walker’s left knee to believe that the low-risk move (two years, $18 million) turns out well for New York. Walker, remember, was unable to play back-to-backs last season in Boston.