Kemba Walker Available To Play Today

Celtics guard Kemba Walker will be available to make his season debut in today’s game against the Knicks, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Walker has been sidelined by soreness in his left knee, but he was a full participant at Thursday’s practice. The knee has been bothering him since midway through last season.

The Celtics are off to a fast start without one of their top players, leading the Eastern Conference with an 8-3 record. There’s no word on whether Walker will be on a minutes restriction, but coach Brad Stevens has the luxury of easing back into a rotation that’s already working well.

Walker in is his second year with Boston after signing a four-year max deal in the summer of 2019. He averaged 20.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 56 games last season.

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11 thoughts on “Kemba Walker Available To Play Today

  1. Curtisrowe

    I still don’t think of the Celtics as a serious title contender, but if Tatum and Brown keep beating like they have been and Walker is healthy, that’s a tough out for anyone.

    • Sillivan

      East playoffs top 4

      Should Celtics or 76ers trade for Oladipo?
      Can they help Rockets with costs savings?

      • phillyballers

        Sizers would need to match almost exactly they are already facing a nice tax bill. Sizers can only offer draft capital or a young guard. Celtics won’t give up anything of value, they’ve done a bad job at utilizing their assets to build around their hits in Tatum Smart and Brown.

        • Sillivan

          Knicks get Danny Green
          76ers get Oladipo
          Rockets get Smith Jr and Frank

          And Small salary filler and protected picks

        • Curtisrowe

          Celtics don’t need Oladipo. They currently have a guard rotation of Brown, Walker, Smart, Teague and Pritchard. What they need is good 3 and D guy off the bench.

      • downeysoft42

        Couldn’t the Celtics do it with the trade exception they have from trading Hayward? Besides that major advantage I think they have, I still don’t think they should or will.

  2. KnickerbockerAl

    Why would Celtics want Oladipo. Geez man
    I think with Walker Celtics are as good as anyone. They are deep and play both ways as a team. The one thing they lack is a rim protector. They can do it by team D. And Taco I don’t know if you can ride him. Taco gives them 15-20 mins of that solid rim protection. They are a tough team. Celtics are already a good D team. With a true rim protector like McGee. Their team D becomes elite. Celtics can do it by depth. I thought Nets strength was depth. But now they have traded that away. Celtics healthy are deepest team in east to me. If Heat got in a run last yr. Celts can this yr. It’s gotta be a team thing.

    • Little_Dunker_45

      I kind of agree with you…esp around Nets depth. Tacko has a long way to go before he is viable out there. Celtics have pretty much everything you could want except a solution to the problem: who neutralizes LeBron and AD in the playoffs? Tatum can take one or the other. Brown is at another level right now but AD still wins on size. So yes, rim protection, but can’t just be a waiver guy, in my humble opinion.

      • KnickerbockerAl

        AD is tough matchup for everyone. The way you do it is by team D. Thompson is solid defender so are Celts. But they are better collectively with a rim protector. And they could still pick one up. I’d just worry about East right now. I see 4-5 teams that could win this yr. Team D is going to be huge in playoffs. It’s what worked for Heat last yr. Even Lakers with McGee and Howard made them tough. I think top 4 teams have enough offense. It’s who can consistently make stops. Who will have best shot at Title. Depth in playoffs is always a big strength. Celts have the Hayward TE. I think they will use it for a title run.

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