The free agency is only a few days away, but it seems that the Boston Celtics are on their way to finding a solid replacement for Kyrie Irving if the All-Star-Point Guard actually signs somewhere else.
Kemba Walker, wearing a Celtics uniform next season, looks increasingly likely, but according to Jackie MacMullan of ESPN, the deal may be over. In the latest episode of the podcast "Hoop Collective" with Brian Windhorst, MacMullan gave an insight into the situation in front of the free agency.
"I think it gets done," MacMullan said. "I think, wink, it's already done, unless we always have to cover these things, unless Michael Jordan changes his mind on the eleventh hour and decides to close Kemba's way with lots of money, but I know not, maybe the damage has already been done, I'm not sure, I expect Kemba to be here and I think I would say that I would say it's a nice rescue after a couple of really brutal weeks for the Celtics . "
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Thursday that Boston could reach an agreement by Sunday night that would be in line with MacMullan's draft.
The possible departure of Irving had a chance to put a damper on the organization, but, as MacMullan said, Walker is a "nice rescue" for Danny Ainge and the Celtics Front Office. Replacing an All-Star Point Protection with another is always a good strategy if you have the opportunity. Boston is clearly ready to offer the University of Connecticut product a four-year contract worth $ 1
Of course, the free agency does not start until Sunday at 18:00. ET, hence MacMullan's "Wink Wink" commentary, but all indications are that Walker is the next point guard in Boston.
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