Kemba Walker plans to be in Boston on Sunday to finalize a formal agreement with the Celtics for a $ 141 million four-year deal, league sources said Saturday ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Celtics turned to Walker, 29. According to sources, this is the # 1 priority in the free agency, an elite replacement for the departing Kyrie Irving.
NBA-free agents can begin to reach agreements with teams starting at 6 pm ET Sunday. Contracts can be officially signed on July 6th.
Walker has had his best season as a pro during his eight seasons with the Charlotte Hornets. In all 82 regular-time games he scored an average of 25.6 points.
After a season in The locker rooms there is unrest, which is often due to Irving's dissatisfaction. The Celtics call for the stability and leadership that Walker will provide ̵
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Boston may waive the rights of restricted freelance agency Terry Rozier to create the opportunity to launch Walker for a four-year contract starting at $ 32 million a year.
Walker can join a Celtics formation that includes Jayson Tatum, Gordon Hayward and Jaylen Brown. Boston can still pursue a $ 4.8 million center and equip a team to compete with the Eastern Conference elite team at the start of the season.
Walker won a national championship in nearby UConn in 2011 and is a native of New York.