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Boston Celtics to part ways with Kemba Walker this summer, per report

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Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker could be moved this offseason. According to Farbod Esnaashari of Bleacher Report, Walker and Boston will look to move forward from one another this summer.

The Celtics decided to shake up the front office, the coaching staff and player personnel after a disappointing season that ended in the playoff’s first round.

Danny Ainge stepped down as the general manager of the franchise, while Brad Stevens replaced him as the Celtics GM, hoping to find an inspiring replacement for the head coach vacancy.

It’s no secret that Ainge tried to trade Walker to New Orleans for Jrue Holiday last offseason, but the deal fell through and Holiday ended up in Milwaukee instead.

“A source close to Walker said he was hurt by Boston’s efforts to trade him, which created a rift in the Walker-Ainge relationship. Walker has a great relationship with his teammates and looked forward to being a veteran mentor to Tatum and Brown, but the same can’t be said about Walker and the front office. He no longer feels wanted,” Esnaashari wrote.

The Celtics’ All-Star missed 29 games in the regular season and the final two games of the playoffs due to several injury issues. Walker is set to earn $36 million in 2021-22.

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