Kemba Walker will play at home

The point guard, who has reached a termination agreement with Oklahoma, comes to the Knicks. In his native New York, where he played in high school, he is an icon.


New history for the NBA, which cultivates them like no other league in the world. Kemba Walker will play next season for the New York Knicks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski (ESPN). According to the American journalist, the point guard would have reached a buyout agreement with the Oklahoma City Thunder, a team he reached last June. Once the waiver period has expired, it will be made available to Tom Thibodeau. Currently, the player had 74 million guaranteed until the 2022-23 season, money that, unless the outside decides to forgive a part, Oklahoma must pay in full. With the move, the Thunder ratify their commitment to the future and Kemba arrives in his hometown, where he is an icon. He played there in his high school years, at Rice High School, and wearing the Knicks jersey had always been on his preference list.

At the same time, the change of scenery represents a new opportunity for Kemba, who did not have the expected success in his time with the Celtics. The point guard, four times All Star and All NBA in 2019, could only play 99 games with the Boston franchise in his two seasons. The injuries separated him from a continuity that, throughout this time, has prevented him from showing his best level. Upon arrival at the offices, without going any further, Brad Stevens' first decision was to get rid of his services. He returned to the Thunder, whom he says goodbye to today in exchange for a first round of the Draft, Al Horford and Moses Brown. Interestingly, at the young talent gala, Sam Presti decided to transfer that round again to Houston Rcokets, turned into Alperen Sengun, in exchange for another two future rounds. A clear clue as to why Kemba didn't fit into the current Oklahoma project.

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