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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Boston Celtics trade No. 1) Kemba Walker heads to Chicago

The idea behind this trade proposal is rather simple from the perspective of the Boston Celtics: out with the old, in with the new.

Here, we see the likes of Walker heading to the Chicago Bulls for a package centered around 21-year-old, Coby White, coming back in return to Beantown.

While Walker’s value may have plummeted during this past season, the man is still a former 4x All-Star who just posted 19.3 points, 4.9 assists, four boards, and 1.1 steals on 36 percent shooting from the field in 43 games played this year.

With his experience as a top-notch talent, Swartz believes that being that the Bulls recently acquired Nikola Vucevic at this year’s deadline to partner with Zach LaVine, they should consider bringing someone of his ilk in at a relatively low cost to formulate a potential Big-3 for a win-now approach to 2021-22:

"Although he battled knee issues throughout the year, Walker looked like his All-Star self during the second half of the season. Over his nine regular season games, the 31-year-old averaged 25.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.1 steals and shot 42.7 percent from three. A starting unit of Walker, Zach LaVine, Patrick Williams, Thaddeus Young and Vucevic could compete for homecourt advantage in the East, and the addition of Walker would help convince LaVine to re-sign next offseason."

As already mentioned, the Boston Celtics get back White who, through 54 starts, managed to average 16.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 5.3 assists on 37 percent shooting from deep.

Along with him, we see the likes of Al-Farouq Aminu and Tomas Satoransky added into the package.

In the case for Aminu, he’d bring veteran toughness to this Celtics team that, based on this year’s efforts, is in serious need of such a presence.

As for Satoransky, we’ve actually discussed the idea of Boston pursuing him in the past and actually love acquiring him through these means. A career 37 percent 3-point shooter, the 29-year-old guard would give the team a much-needed floor spacer who can thrive in the catch-and-shoot game while also proving capable of buying a bucket for himself from time to time.

Overall, this trade proposal helps the Boston Celtics tremendously both in the now as well as for the future and gets two big thumbs up by us here at the site.

Verdict: Pursue