The Boston Celtics got their guy in Kemba Walker but Danny Ainge can’t ease up now.
Surprise, Nick Wright is wrong once again. After sarcastically commenting on the Boston Celtics ability to sign a highly coveted free agent, the all-time leader in championships went out and did just that signing Kemba Walker to a 4-year $141 million deal.
Ironically, the same amount of money that Kyrie signed for with the Brooklyn Nets. Good riddance.
Kemba adds immediate offense to a team that struggled to score consistently in the post-season. The former UCONN guard is arguably coming off one of the best seasons of his eight-year career where he averaged 25.6 ppg, 5.9 AST, and 4.4 REB. While Kyrie had a bit of a better shooting percentage than Walker (48.7 percent FG vs 43.4 percent FG), the Charlotte all-star had little to no help from his supporting cast.
With capable teammates finally by his side, look for Kemba to have one of the more efficient seasons he’s had in his career.
So Kemba helps replace Kyrie with a slight drop-off at most but with news that Al Horford is set to receive a fat contract from the Sacramento Kings and leave via free agency, the Boston Celtics roster is far from complete.
While I’m a bit higher on Robert Williams than most, he simply can not go into the 2019/2020 season as your starting center. The drop-off from Horford to Williams is too significant which makes this current roster inferior to last years.
With that being said, the Boston Celtics need to add some more pieces to ensure they are in a better place than they were compared last year.