Trade hammer!  The Boston Celtics send Kimba Walker to the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Horfords

that’s cool! The Boston Celtics have reportedly struck a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder that will ship point guard Kemba Walker to OKC. In turn, Al Horford, among others, returns to Boston. There are also some draft picks included in the deal.

This is what Adrian Wojnarowski tells usنا ESPN. Accordingly, the Celtics are trading the 31-year-old Walker with the 16th pick in the 2021 draft and the 2025 second-round pick to Oklahoma City. For this purpose, Horford, Moses Brown and the 2023 second-round pick will go to Boston.

With his first deal as the new chief of basketball operations for Celts, Brad Stevens caused quite a surprise. However, Boston is said to have held business talks about Walker in the past. When he found out, the relationship between Point Guard and the franchise got a crack.

Walker, who only moved to Boston in 2019, put in an average of 19.3 points and 4.9 assists last season with averages of 42 percent from the field and 36 percent from downtown. However, his injury history was worrying, Walker frequently suffered from knee problems.

Through the trade, the Celtics dumped the $73.6 million that Walker will earn in the next two years (player option for 2022/23 at $37.7 million), but they also have to participate in the first-round selection. Thunder has three first-round picks available in the 2021 draft.


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