This Celtics-Thunder trade sends Kemba Walker to OKC

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Does this trade make sense for the Boston Celtics?

Giving up Kemba Walker would leave the Celtics with a hole to fill in their backcourt yet again, but bringing back Al Horford could make more sense than imagined. In three seasons with the Celtics, Horford found a lot of success, averaging 13.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.6 assists and shooting 38.2% from three-point range. 

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This Celtics team needs a veteran, experienced leader and that is exactly what they would be getting with Al Horford. They would not need him to be the former All-Star that he was, but instead, be the leader and solid role player that he is now. 

Adding Horford to this Celtics roster provides them with stability in their frontcourt, as well as gives them the means to bring back Evan Fournier on the wing, who is set to become a free agent this offseason. 

Not only would the Celtics be adding Horford back to their roster in the frontcourt, but adding Kenrich Williams gives them a versatile guard/forward who can help facilitate and they would also get the Clippers’ first-round pick in next year’s draft. 

If Kemba Walker truly wants out of Boston and they are looking for the best possible deal to move him, then this deal definitely makes sense for the Celtics. From a veteran talent to a versatile player on the wing to a future draft pick, this trade has everything the Celtics should want in a trade focused on Kemba Walker this offseason.

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