The Boston Celtics look like the current favorites to come out of the East. They made excellent moves in the offseason by acquiring both Kristaps Porzingis and Jrue Holiday, who both seem perfectly fine with accepting their new roles, and by making these moves, the Boston Celtics have an elite starting five.
They also have a bench that needs help, though. The Celtics have a starting five where anyone on the floor can score 25 on any given night, but they certainly don't have that off the bench; especially as Payton Pritchard suffers through an early-season slump.
One thing Boston badly needs is a spark-plug off the bench.
Kemba Walker would be the perfect Boston Celtics reunion right now
Former Celtic Kemba Walker would be perfect for a reunion, given that his experience and style of play make him a great fit for this roster.
During his previous stint in Boston, Walker was a solid fit who played well with the two homegrown stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Walker can be a cheap signing that can give the Celtics solid offense off the bench. Kemba is in a later stage in his career, but he can still provide play-making in a pinch; potentially giving both Holiday and Derrick White much-needed rest.
To bring in a player who is loved by the stars on the roster and who would be willing to gladly accept a smaller role on the bench would be a great move for Boston. The Cs could use a player that can shoot the ball off of the bench and Walker would give them just that.
At the age of 33 and currently cutting his teeth with the Association Sportive de Monaco Basketball Club, Walker isn't on the minds of most general managers. Brad Stevens knows first-hand what Walker brings to a locker room, though.
It's time to bring the man who took Grant Williams under his wing back to the locker room to be a mentor to a new era of Celtics youngins.