3 Most Likely Kemba Walker Trade Destinations

A look at the three most likely trade destinations for Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker.
A look at the three most likely trade destinations for Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker. / Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Following a 4-1 first-round elimination to the Brooklyn Nets, it's looking like Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker's time with the organization could be coming to an end. Multiple sources have said that both the Celtics and Walker have agreed that it'd be mutually beneficial if they parted ways. The veteran guard has two years remaining on his contract and will carry a $36 million cap hit in the 2021-22 season. Nevertheless, a trade is still more than possible, especially if both sides agree that it's for the best.

Here's a look at the three most likely trade destinations for Kemba Walker.

Kemba Walker Trade Destinations

1. Dallas Mavericks

The first destination shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, it's been reported that the Dallas Mavericks are considering trading Kristaps Porzingis this offseason and the Celtics have come up as a potential trade partner. A deal that would see Walker and Porzingis swap places would work out for both teams. Boston would get a big man who can shoot the ball, while the Mavericks would get a guard who can play off the ball. After all, Luka Doncic is the No. 1 option in Dallas and he'd certainly be okay with Walker feeding him the ball more often than not.

2. Chicago Bulls

When the Chicago Bulls acquired Nikola Vucevic at the trade deadline, it was a sign that the organization was trying to compete for a championship. Unfortunately, it didn't pan out that way and the Bulls wound up missing the playoffs once again. They'll be looking for a No. 1 point guard this offseason and Walker could be their guy. Chicago also has a few big contracts that they could be willing to move to make the salaries match in a potential trade, including Thaddeus Young at $14.1 million and Al-Farouq Aminu at $10.1M, according to Spotrac. If the Bulls are serious about competing next season and beyond, a trade for Walker makes more than enough sense because they likely can't be successful with their current group of guards.

3. Oklahoma City Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder are a team that could potentially make some noise this offseason. The organization has stockpiled draft picks and is in a good shape financially to trade for a player of Walker's salary and talents. The four-time All-Star would be a great mentor and point guard to play alongside Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. The trade could also benefit the Celtics because the Thunder could send back Al Horford and his $27 million contract, along with picks. The veteran center has already spent three seasons in Boston, so he's familiar with the organization. Plus, he fits the Celtics' need for a big man who can shoot the ball.

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