The Boston Celtics are moving on from Kemba Walker as he is being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Celtics are trading Kemba Walker, the No. 16 overall pick in the 2021 draft and a 2025 second-round draft pick to Oklahoma City for Al Horford, Moses Brown and a 2023 second-round pick, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 18, 2021
In return, the Celtics will receive Al Horford, Moses Brown and a 2023 second-round pick.
In addition to landing Walker, Oklahoma City will also receive Boston’s 2021 first round pick, which is No. 16 overall, as well as a 2025 second-round draft pick.
Walker appeared in 43 games in the regular season, which was his 10th as a professional. He averaged 19.3 points per game, his lowest mark since the 2014-15 season as a member of the Charlotte Hornets.
Horford will enter his 15th NBA season next year, and he played for Boston three seasons from 2016-2018. In 28 games with the Thunder during the regular season, he averaged 14.2 points with 6.7 rebounds. Brown will play for his third team in three NBA seasons, and he averaged 8.6 points and 8.9 boards in 43 games for Oklahoma City.
The Celtics are still in the process of replacing head coach Brad Stevens, who will move to a front office role within the organization.