Boston Celtics

Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Hornets dribbles against the Boston Celtics during the first half at TD Garden on January 30, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff,

The Celtics and free-agent point guard Kemba Walker have agreed to a four-year maximum deal worth $141 million. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Walker’s agreement shortly after the beginning of the free-agent window for NBA free agents, per his agency.

Walker, 29, had been expected to finalize his agreement with the Celtics on Sunday. The C’s first emerged as “stealth suitors”, then quickly became the favorites to sign the now-former Hornets point guard.

Playing in his third straight All-Star Game in 2018-19, Walker put up career-best scoring numbers and earned Third Team All-NBA honors. He averaged 25.6 points per game, 4.4 rebounds, 5.9 assists, and 3.2 three-pointers.

The Celtics are reportedly also trying to preserve last year’s roster by bringing back big man Al Horford through a series of sign-and-trades. Walker replaces the departed Kyrie Irving, who is signing with the Brooklyn Nets, and the likely departing Terry Rozier at point guard.

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