Boston Celtics: “Pass or Pursue” on 2 proposed Kemba Walker trades

Apr 13, 2021; Portland, Oregon, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker (8) goes to the basket past Portland Trail Blazers small forward Norman Powell (24) during the second half at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 13, 2021; Portland, Oregon, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker (8) goes to the basket past Portland Trail Blazers small forward Norman Powell (24) during the second half at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Boston Celtics are coming off of quite a tumultuous campaign, and the 2021 offseason could prove to be just as surprising as their regular season.

Less than 24 hours after their first-round series defeat against the star-studded Brooklyn Nets, it was announced that Danny Ainge would be stepping down from his front office duties and, in his place as President of Basketball Operations, Brad Stevens would step into the role.

With this chain of events, the Cs will now flow into the summer underneath a heavily monitored microscope by both the media and the fanbase.

Now, while one may have assumed that the biggest storyline for Boston would have been the shakeup within the front, recently it was rumored that starting point guard, Kemba Walker, may wish to be dealt this offseason after a falling out between he and the team’s management.

Reportedly ‘hurt’ by the trade rumors surrounding him essentially since last offseason, the former All-Star and the shamrocks seem to be heading towards a breakup after just two years playing through a four-year max deal signed in the summer of 2019.

Because of this news, fans and media alike have gone into a frenzy trying to think up trade scenarios that could transpire between now and the start of next year and, naturally, the Houdini has been all ears.

Just recently, Bleacher Report put out two separate trade ideas involving the veteran guard and, with this, it got us eager to put out another installment of one of our favorite series we like to call “Pass or Purse”, where we discuss concocted trades and determine whether it would be wise for the franchise to execute them or if they should simply stand pat.

Today, we discuss 2 in which writer Gregg Swartz has recently come up with: