Kemba Walker is the newest member of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
However, his time with the team will not be very long.
Rumors about them wanting to deal him have already surfaced.
— Guy Boston Sports (@GuyBostonSports) June 26, 2021
There might be some value there, but not as much as there once was for Walker.
Walker has been dealing with multiple injuries over the last couple of seasons with the Boston Celtics.
The Celtics decided that it was time to move on.
The four-time All-Star did not play more than 56 games with the Celtics after being a workhorse with the Charlotte Hornets.
The Celtics traded him for a returning Al Horford, as the Thunder are still trying to stockpile as many assets as possible.
🚨 WOJ BOMB 🚨
✅ Thunder will receive Kemba Walker, 16th pick in the 2021 Draft, 2025 second-round pick
✅ Celtics will receive Al Horford, Moses Brown, 2023 second-round pick
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) June 18, 2021
Regardless of the injuries and down play, Walker is still 31 years old and was an All-Star just last season.
However, some teams can easily be scared away from someone battling injuries at this stage of their career.
Who is willing to trade with the Thunder for the veteran point guard?
These two NBA teams should be willing to make a deal.
2. Dallas Mavericks
The Dallas Mavericks are in a tough spot at the moment.
Rumors have been swirling around the public about their dysfunction.
Their organization is going through a big overhaul.
From their President of Basketball Operations leaving.
To Rick Carlisle stepping away as head coach.
They are in flux currently.
Things need to change with this organization and maybe some roster moves will help.
Their second star was supposed to be Kristaps Porzingis.
However, his time with the Mavericks has not gone well.
Luka Doncic is the superstar of this team.
He and Porzingis have not gotten along within the last couple of years.
It is time for the Mavericks to move on.
The Thunder should try and take that chance on a guy like Porzingis.
Granted, his contract is very loaded with three years remaining.
They should still see if he can regain form and return back to his unicorn days when he was with the New York Knicks.
Trade Offer: Thunder trade Kemba Walker and 2022 first-round pick (From Suns) to Mavericks for Kristaps Porzingis and 2023 first-round pick
1. New York Knicks
The New York Knicks are in need of some talent this offseason.
That talent can be acquiring Walker.
Cap space is not an issue for the Knicks as they have tons of it.
Also, Walker is from New York.
This is a perfect marriage for the two sides.
The Knicks had an issue playing Elfrid Payton in their first-round series.
They relied too much on Derrick Rose, who is getting closer to retirement than his MVP self.
Walker can help take the responsibilities of Julius Randle having to do everything on the team, most nights.
They possess a few young players that the Thunder might want to grab and see if they can develop.
A deal can easily be worked out by both parties and will be a great landing spot for Walker.