Two weeks after Danny Angie was replaced as Boston Celtics basketball president, Brad Stevens took the first step in his new role: Boston sent all-star point guard Kemba Walker, this is the 16th draft of the NBA draft. In this year’s NBA and 2025, the team announced that Al Horford, Moses Brown and the second round of 2023 will be selected in the second round.
It is unusual to make a deal before the NBA unifies next week, let alone an important deal. He has a long-term relationship with Thunder general manager Sam Presti, and this deal has achieved important goals for both teams. As Stevens tried to reorganize young stars Jason Tatum and Jaylen Brown, the Celtics gained significant financial flexibility. There were millions of dollars in the next two years, and Horford owed $53 million-$41 million in guarantees in the same two years.
This flexibility will allow Boston to re-sign the tour guide Evan Fournier (Evan Fournier), who they acquired during this year’s trade deadline, and will become an unrestricted free agent this summer. And the Celtics and Horford worked together again for three years. In 2019, he signed the current contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. On the other hand, City continues to receive project funding by rebuilding its lineup around Shai Gilgeus-Alexander.
The Thunder have three picks in the first round of this year’s draft: her, Boston, and the fifth or 18th overall pick. In the next seven games, the Thunder now have 18 picks in the first round. The deal also continues Oklahoma City’s usual trend in Presti, which is to work with players to find suitable new homes for them. This has been in collaboration with Chris Paul, Danny Green and now Horford in the past few months It was completed after the acquisition of these three people.
The 31-year-old Walker ended his two-year turmoil with the Celtics after his famous signing in July 2019 to replace Kyrie Irving as the starter. After becoming one of Charlotte’s longest playing NBA players at the beginning of his career, he has missed a total of 35 games, 45 of which have been in the past two seasons, and 29 this year alone.