The New York Knicks have been looking for a true point guard for some time and it seems they have found one.
Kemba Walker, who was traded from the Celtics to the Thunder in a highly successful deal earlier this offseason, agreed to a purchase 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 before 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 talked about what it means to him to play at Madison Square Garden, now it will be his new playing field.
Walker averaged 19.3 points and 4.9 assists in 43 games for the Celtics last season. If he brings those tangibles to the Knicks and their young core, the team could be a handling problem similar to last season.