Kemba Walker, Celtics reportedly agree to 4-year deal


NBA free agency has officially started, and to no one’s surprise, Kemba Walker will be coming to Boston.

ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Walker's agent, Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports, tells him that Walker has agreed to sign a four-year, $141 million maximum contract with the Celtics.

Contracts can officially be signed as early as July 6.

The three-time All-Star point guard became a free agenct for the first time in his career, following his best season so far. In Walker's 2018-19 campaign, the 29-year-old averaged 25.6 points, 5.9 assists, and 4.4 rebounds per game, while shooting 49.4 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from beyond the arc.

Walker has been in Charolotte since he was drafted in 2011. Over his eight-year NBA career, the Hornets have only made the playoffs twice, both times losing in the Eastern Conference first round. Meanwhile, the Celtics have competed in all but one year of playoffs in that same timespan, most recently losing to the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals in 2019.

The 6-foot-1 point guard will be returning to New England after his successful collegiate career at UConn, where he helped lead the Huskies to a national championship back in 2011.

Free agent Kemba Walker has agreed to sign a four-year, $141M maximum contract to join the Boston Celtics, Excel Sports agent Jeff Schwartz tells ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019