The New York Knicks have been looking for a true point guard for sometime now and it appears they have found one.
Kemba Walker, who was traded from the Celtics to the Thunder in a blockbuster deal earlier this offseason, has agreed to a buyout with Oklahoma City. He will now sign with the Knicks, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Walker had two years and $74 million left on the deal he signed with Boston prior to the 2019-20 season.
Walker is from The Bronx, so playing for the Knicks will be a dream come true for him. The 31-year-old point guard has always spoken about what it means for him to play at Madison Square Garden, now it will be his new playground.
Walker averaged 19.3 points and 4.9 assists in 43 games with the Celtics last season. If he brings those tangibles to the Knicks and their young core, the team could be a problem to handle similar to last season.