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Kemba Walker made his first statement as a member of the New York Knicks, and addressed the factors that made him join the NY franchise.


“Everything. Perfect timing. Really motivated. Super excited that these guys have belief in me,” Walker said on him joining his hometown team. “That’s all I need. I just need somebody to believe in me. These guys do, and I appreciate that.”

Walker signed a four-year max contract with the Boston Celtics two years ago. The veteran guard admitted he does not feel like the Celtics did not believe him; however they decided to traded him.

I definitely felt like Boston believed in me,” Walker said. “But they traded me. But, yeah, that’s not the case. I don’t feel like they didn’t believe in me,” he continued.

The former Celtics’ guard signed a two-year deal worth of $18M with the Knicks, after working on a buyout with the OKC Thunder, who acquired him in a trade with Boston in June.