Boston Celtics

Apr 25, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) drives to the basket against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half at Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports

The Celtics have found their trade partner for Kemba Walker, and an old friend is coming back to Boston.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter Friday morning, the Celtics are trading Walker, the 16th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, and a 2025 second-round pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for big men Al Horford and Moses Brown, plus a 2023 second-round pick.

With the trade, the Celtics get out from under Walker’s massive contract, which pays him $73.6 million over the next two seasons. Horford is due $54.5 million over the next two seasons.

Chronic knee problems and other ailments, primarily, limited Walker to just 56 and 43 games over his two seasons with the Celtics. He averaged 19.9 points, 4.8 assists, and 3.1 three-pointers per game when on the court.

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