A few weeks after being promoted to President of Basketball Operations, Brad Stevens sent Kemba Walker and a first-round pick from the Boston Celtics to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Al Horford and Moses Brown. The C’s front office thought long and hard about dealing Kemba Walker, but the fit wasn’t there, and his health was still in question after missing Boston’s final playoff games.
The shamrocks dropped their starting floor general in favor of having more financial freedom, bolstering their defense, and improving their spacing.
Kemba Walker provided some much-needed creation to the C’s starting lineup, but he was hunted in the playoffs on defense and was not the level of passer the team needed. Al Horford is the defender Boston needed and the passer they missed all season.
No matter the lens you look through, Boston was proper to take this deal despite losing a first-round pick and arguably the better player. But that’s not what this article is about; instead, it’s about who the Cs may be able to replace Walker with.
It’s a tall task seeing as Walker was starting in the All-Star game just a season ago, but there is a name that might be able to take up the mantle.
Rumors of John Wall to the Boston Celtics have been floating around, and given that the Cs could use his passing, some have even considered trying to bring him in.
Today, we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of trading for John Wall to reach a verdict of whether it would be a good or a bad thing for the C’s if he were wearing green next season.