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Are we seeing a replay of the Isaiah Thomas saga with Kemba Walker?


CelticsSentinel's Erich Ryan broached the Kemba Walker conundrum back on February 10, and the issue remains in question.  Danny Ainge shipped Isaiah Thomas out of town in damaged condition after the diminutive guard had literally saved Boston's 2016-17 season with his heroic play. 

The latest questions surround another undersized point guard, Kemba Walker. On a recent Colin Cowherd Podcast, NBA analyst Ric Bucher stated that Celtics boss, Danny Ainge "tried like Hell to move Kemba at the beginning of the season". Bucher added that Walker's knee injury and lack of size are one of the reasons "they (Celtics) are not a Championship contending team"

I share these concerns for the Boston Celtics. Like IT, Kemba's lack of size is magnified when significant injuries hamper the quick, evasive movements shared by both players. 

Walker was given stem cell therapy for his knee issue in the off-season, and it just may be that the treatment was really a "Hail Mary" attempt to fix a problem for which there is little hope. Let's face it! Boston's chances to reach the Finals with a less-than-healthy Kemba Walker is a stretch.

If Bucher is correct in stating Danny "tried like Hell" to unload Kemba, knowing his knee injury may not be fixable, that would not particularly endear him to the Boston faithful that still adore Isaiah Thomas - nor would it help make any future deals proposed by Trader Danny come to fruition. Like Isaiah, Walker has been labeled as a great teammate and is as likable as it gets.

Boston fans should hope Ric Bucher was misinformed. As Erich Ryan wrote:

Kemba has, at this point, become an issue for the Celtics. And it's up to Danny and Brad to find a solution - sooner rather than later. 



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