The New York Knicks have been looking for a real point guard for a while and it appears they have found one.
Kemba Walker, who was swapped by the Celtics for the Thunder in a blockbuster deal earlier this off-season, has agreed to a buyout with Oklahoma City. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, he will now sign with the Knicks. Walker had two years and $ 74 million left on the deal he signed with Boston prior to the 2019-20 season.
Walker is from the Bronx so a dream comes true for him to play for the Knicks. The 31-year-old point guard has always talked about what it means to him to play at Madison Square Garden, now it will be his new playground.
Walker averaged 19.3 points and 4.9 assists in 43 games with the Celtics last season. If he brings those material things to the Knicks and their young core, the team could be a problem similar to last season.