The Orlando Magic had a down season and failed to come close to earning a spot in the NBA playoffs. Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics did manage to earn one of those spots after competing in the play-in tournament, but were eliminated in the opening round by the Brooklyn Nets. What’s next for both of these teams as the offseason approaches?
The Celtics have been one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference in recent seasons but took a clear step back in 2020-21. Jayson Tatum has emerged as a legitimate superstar, but aside from him, the team is riddled with far more questions with answers.
In fact, it’s unclear who will even be coaching the Celtics at this current moment. Former President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge is stepping down and former head coach Brad Stevens is going to be taking on that role and leaving the bench.
Kemba Walker was tossed around in some NBA trade rumors this season, but no deal ever came to fruition. While no deal ever went down, the Celtics seeking a viable trade partner this offseason could be a great idea for a variety of reasons.
One team that stands out as being a potential trade suitor for Walker is the Magic. Orlando has long sought an answer at the point guard position and Walker could bring the type of dynamic offensive production the team has lacked. Of course, the primary goal would be to get compensated for taking on a bad contract.
Let’s take a look at what a trade scenario centered around Kemba Walker would look like between the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic this offseason.