Kemba Walker held out of Celtics practice Wednesday
By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com
Point guard Kemba Walker did not take part in Wednesday’s Celtics practice in Orlando’s NBA bubble, according to head coach Brad Stevens.
Speaking with reporters after practice, Stevens said Walker “had a harder workout yesterday on [the Celtics] off day,” and that the team has the 30-year-old on a “one day on, one day off plan.”
The good news for Celtics fans is that, according to Stevens, “every indication is Kemba Walker will be available when we’re playing games.” The C’s first game in the bubble is currently 16 days away, they open up against the Milwaukee Bucks on July 31.
Walker’s left knee has been an issue since before the COVID stoppage, and caused him to miss nine of the team’s fine 17 games before the league shut down in March.
When he was on the floor this season, Walker averaged 21.2 points a game, second on the team behind Jason Tatum. The team was 33-17 with Walker on the floor this year, and 10-4 when he sits.
The former UConn star signed a four-year max deal with the Celtics this past summer after spending the first eight years of his career with the Charlotte Hornets.