Even though the free agency period hasn’t started yet, Kemba Walker has decided to sign a max deal with the Boston Celtics according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 29, 2019
Walker was reportedly not offered the max amount of money by Charlotte, which made him explore other opportunities. The Celtics have reportedly been interested in the veteran point guard since Kyrie Irving has been rumored to leave the team.
Teams can’t officially talk to free agents until the moratorium period opens on June 30 at 6 p.m. EST. Free agents won’t be able to officially sign deals until July 6. While nothing is official yet, Walker clearly knows what he intends to do once the free agency period opens.
Walker, 29, has averaged 19.8 points and 5.5 assists per game in his career. He has spent his entire eight-year career with Charlotte. During his time in Charlotte, Walker made three All-Star teams.