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NBA Trade Rumors: Why moving Kemba Walker to the San Antonio Spurs could help Boston Celtics fulfill their title aspirations

Toronto Raptors v Boston Celtics - Game Six
Toronto Raptors v Boston Celtics - Game Six
Evan Tiwari
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Modified 09 Oct 2020, 03:00 IST
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With the NBA season nearing its end with the finals' commencement, various franchises across the league have already started preparing for next year. Star players and coaches will be in high demand, as teams will be looking to improve their roster and coaching staff. The latest NBA trade rumors suggest that the Boston Celtics will be looking for a frontcourt player in the offseason.


NBA Trade Rumors: A Kemba Walker-LaMarcus Aldridge trade could be on the cards for Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Four
Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Four

The Boston Celtics crashed out of the playoffs in disappointing fashion after finishing a very promising regular season in third place in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics lost to Miami Heat in six games, and questions over point guard Kemba Walker's influence on the team have surfaced. 

Walker was part of a free agency move last offseason, which saw him leave struggling franchise Charlotte Hornets. After taking some time to adjust to Brad Stevens' offense, Kemba Walker was back to his usual excellence as he averaged 20 points in the regular season.  

However, Walker was quite poor in the postseason - especially against the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals - where he struggled against Erik Spoelstra's zone defense.

Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Five
Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Five

Also read: NBA Trade Rumors: Options for Toronto Raptors as Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol prepare for free agency

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According to NBA trade rumors, there is a possibility that the Boston Celtics will be looking to trade Kemba Walker if a respectable offer comes through. It is an open secret that the Celtics desperately need a frontcourt player, and they can be strong-handed in a lopsided trade because of that reason. 

The San Antonio Spurs can be a landing destination for Kemba Walker, as Gregg Popovich is on the hunt for a reliable backcourt partner for DeMar DeRozan. The Spurs will be sending LaMarcus Aldridge the other way, who will instantly improve the Celtics' starting lineup.

The Celtics already have two able scorers in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, and the presence of Aldridge in the paint on both the sides will help them mount a challenge for the championship.

Also read: NBA Trade Rumors: Philadelphia 76ers planning to break up their star duo in order to acquire LaMelo Ball using Minnesota Timberwolves' no. 1 draft pick

Published 09 Oct 2020, 03:00 IST
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