Things are officially real between Kemba Walker and the Boston Celtics, as the duo will finalize a four-year, $141 million contract when free agency officially opens on Sunday night, according to multiple reports.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania was the first to break the news on Twitter, while ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was the first to include the detail that the 29-year-old was traveling to Boston to finalize the deal.
As reported this week, the Celtics and Walker both intend for the All-Star guard to commit to a four-year, $141M maximum contract once free agency opens on Sunday at 6 PM. Walker is traveling to New England to meet with Celtics officials at 6 PM ET. https://t.co/KxKR56ezXB— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 29, 2019
Rumored to be Walker’s landing spot after Charlotte failed to offer him a super-max contract, the high-scoring guard will come to Boston after a season that saw him average a career-best 25.6 points per game for the Hornets last year, shooting 43.4 percent from the field (35.6 percent from deep). Walker, who played his college ball at Connecticut, also finished the year with the third-most points in the NBA (2,102) en route to an appearance on the All-NBA Third Team.
Walker’s signing, when official, will spell the end of the Kyrie Irving Era in Boston.