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.