In just under 24 hours, the NBAHowever, these players will have to stay put until at least July 6th before they can sign contracts with their desired teams. The good news, however, is that they are still free to negotiate and agree to lucrative deals with other teams. One such player is Charlotte Hornets player, Kemba Walker
So far, the 2019 season’s free agency is set to become one of the biggest and most eventful periods. This is because, a number of high-profile names have elected for free agency and will leave their current teams. Some of these players include, reigning Finals MVP and NBA champion Kawhi Leonard and two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant. Other notable faces are that of Klay Thompson and Jimmy Butler, to name a few.
As it turns out, the Boston Celtics are gunning for Kemba Walker when free agency gets underway. In other words, it is most likely that Terry Rozier will face the chopping block to make way for Walker. According to Yahoo Sports, the Celtics are looking to renounce their rights to Rozier, a restricted free agent. Boston were justified in letting go of Rozier, given that the 25-year old struggled last season. His poor form came on the back of a dream playoff campaign in 2018, fortunately, he is still a highly lucrative figure in the NBA market.
In addition to Rozier, the Boston Celtics may also lose one of their star players, Kyrie Irving. According to The Athletic, Kemba Walker is being viewed as Irving’s successor and plans to sign a four-year, $141 million contract with Boston. The Celtics will be a new environment for Kemba Walker as most of his entire career has been with the Charlotte Hornets.
Throught-provokingly, the New York Times reported that Celtics will be facing stiff competition from Dallas Mavericks. This battle will be for the signature of Kemba Walker, and Boston desperately need a new star.
To make matter worse for them, veteran forward Al Horford opted out of his deal for next season. The 33-year old will become an unrestricted free agent, to Boston’s dismay. Adding to the Kemba Walker appeal is the fact that he one of the most dangerous guards in the NBA. During his eight season stint with the Hornets, Kemba Walker has an average of 19.8 points, 5.5 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals while shooting 35.7 percent from 3.