Three-time All-Star Kemba Walker won’t play against Suns because of knee injury. Therefore Boston Celtics announced that he’s incompatible for his next team’s home game against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday due to left knee pain/soreness.
Head coach Brad Stevens provided a positive pregame update on Walker’s long-term prognosis:
Boston Celtic’s Twitter page announced that “Kemba Walker got an MRI on his sore knee that came back clean. He will not be able to play tonight and Coach Stevens says he doesn’t get the impression that this will be a long-therm injury.”
Walker appeared in at least 79 games in each of his last four seasons as a member of the Charlotte Hornets. Overall, he has already dealt with concussion symptomes and… a sprained neck earlier in the season. Above all, Kemba had been durable entering the ’19-’20 campaign.
Walker was picked ninth overall by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2011 NBA draft. He grew up in The Bronx, New York. Moreover, he graduated Rice High School in 2008. After the graduation, he went on to play college basketball for the Connecticut Huskies.
Walker made his Celtics debut against the Philadelphia 76ers on October 23, 2019, putting up 12 points on 18 shot attempts from the field in 34 minutes of play in the 107–93 loss.
Coming off a frustrating 2018–19 season, the Boston Celtics would go on to lose franchise centerpieces, Kyrie Irving and Al Horsford to free agency, opening the door to start a new chapter with a new max salary player. Walker and the Celtics showed mutual interest at the start of free agency. Lastly, he officially joined the Celtics on July 6, 2019 via a sign and trade. (www.nba.com)
“Kemba has excelled in this league for many years while consistently playing at a level among the NBA’s elite.”
That’s what said the Celtics President of Basketball Operations, Danny Ainge. “His expansive skillset and model of consistency will fit in seamlessly with what we’re trying to accomplish as an organization.”
He was considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com. Indeed, Walker was listed as the No. 5 point guard and the No. 14 player in the nation in 2008.