They said that four-time All-Star guard Kemba Walker and the Oklahoma City Thunder agreed to terminate their contract on Wednesday morning, paving the way for the New York City icon to sign with his hometown New York Knicks. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski’s source. Manager Sam Presti and Walker’s agent worked with Excel Sports Management Jeff Schwartz and Javin Phillips to buy the rest of Walker A two-year agreement with a $74 million contract was reached. According to ESPN’s Bobby Marks, he can now fill the approximately $10 million left in the New York salary cap. The Thunder acquired the 31-year-old Walker from the Boston Celtics in June. This was Brad Stevens’ first major move. He succeeded Danny Angie after he transitioned from the team coach to the president of basketball operations, won the 16th overall pick in the NBA draft last week, and succeeded center Al Horford in this deal. It was the worst season of his career.
He played the lowest 43 games of his career and the lowest attendance rate of his career. WORST SINCEGames hit 43 EverPPG 19.3 2014-15FG pct. 42% 2014-15 Attendance rate 24% Forever-Statistics and information from ESPN Oklahoma City accumulated a large number of first-round picks in the next few years and then turned this pick into 16. This is one of the three picks in this year’s draft, and there are two more. When the Houston Rockets got the option to replace Turkish center Alperen Sengon. Now, the Thunder can use the roster created by Walker’s team to allow their young guards to playtime as they continue to rebuild. Sources told Wojnarowski that budding star Shay Gilges-Alexander agreed to a maximum five-year contract extension earlier this week, and the Thunder also made Ludot the best in the league. One of the good defensive guards, and chose Josh Gidi and Trey Man in the first round last Monday.
They also have Theo Maledon, the second-round pick of last year’s draft. At the same time, Walker can now return to his home in New York, where he played for the first time in Rice High School, where he played his new partner Derek Rose. And then at Simon High School in Chicago’s Madison Square Garden. Subsequently, he led the Huskies to win five victories in five days in the 2011 MSG Big East Championship title, thus establishing his legend as one of the greatest players in the history of the University of Connecticut, followed closely. By leading Connecticut to win the third NCAA championship.
Now, he will be able to continue this story with the Knicks in MSG, as a significant improvement over his predecessor Elfried Payton and Knicks rookie and former Celtics teammate Evan, he should go straight into Starting lineup. New York’s defense zone. The Knicks will rely on Walker and Fournier to power their offense. They performed well in the five games they lost to the Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the New York Eastern Conference playoffs. One pivot is the flexibility to create a salary cap in 2022 and to better balance a list that is heavily inclined to spend resources on outside players, and only two years later he signed a four-year maximum salary contract. . After 141 million, Walker spent his first eight seasons with the Charlotte Hornets.