Pre-agency has officially started.
It’s been rumored all week, but with twenty-four hours left until the official start of free agency, it sounds like the Celtics have finally got their man:
— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) June 29, 2019
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 29, 2019
As reported this week, the Celtics and Walker both intend for the All-Star guard to commit to a four-year, $141M maximum contract once free agency opens on Sunday at 6 PM. Walker is traveling to New England to meet with Celtics officials at 6 PM ET. https://t.co/KxKR56ezXB
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 29, 2019
With the impending departures of most notable Kyrie Irving and Al Horford, the Celtics have opened up enough cap space to sign Kemba Walker outright with a four-year max. Per Stadium’s Jeff Goodman, Walker chose Boston for “chance to go deep in playoffs — and play with talented guys like Tatum, Hayward and Jaylen Brown.”Celtics Blog https://www.celticsblog.com/2019/6/29/18737531/woj-shams-kemba-walker-to-commit-to-a-4-year-141-million-deal-with-boston-celtics