One team to keep an eye on would be the LA Clippers. The Clippers need a dependable third scorer alongside Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. Before the NBA trade deadline, they were looking to acquire a point guard.
Ultimately, the Clippers settled on Rajon Rondo after talks for Kyle Lowry stalled but could look into Kemba Walker this offseason. It appears as though Lowry will be a realistic option given his personal ties to the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat in addition to the Clippers’ restrictive salary cap landscape.
Two contracts that stand out, in particular, as being vital in order to potentially get a deal done for Walker are Patrick Beverley and Luke Kennard. Both players will combine to earn $27 million in 2021-22. Including Rajon Rondo, who is set to earn $7.5 million next season, would help, too.
The Clippers would need to be supremely confident in Kemba Walker’s durability. They do not have the assets to attach to him in a trade package if they decided they needed to move on at a later point.