In search of the slightest good move on the market this summer, the Lakers should offer many contracts at least to compose their workforce. A quadruple All-Star could notably land via such a deal according to a US journalist!
The evening promised to be difficult for the insiders, and certainly did not disappoint on this aspect. The 2022 Draft was the scene of many transfers, and obviously saw some teams emerge from it. This is for example the case of the Pistons, who managed to get their hands on the coveted prospects Jaden Ivey and Jalen Duren, among other things agreeing to recover… Kemba Walker. The latter, however, should not drag on in Detroit:
Kemba Walker and the Pistons are expected to discuss a contract buyout that will allow him to become a free agent, sources tell ESPN. Walker landed with Detroit as part of three-way trade with Charlotte and New York.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 24, 2022
According to ESPN sources, Kemba Walker and the Pistons are expected to negotiate a buyout that will allow him to become a free agent. Walker landed in Detroit in a three-team deal with Charlotte and New York.
The Lakers ready to revive Kemba Walker?
Disappointing on the side of New York, Walker was quickly removed from Tim Thibodeau’s rotation, and therefore saw his adventure in the Big Apple come to an end in recent hours. He is therefore preparing to write a new page in his history, and should not lack suitors during free agency. In any case, this is what Greg Swartz of Bleacher Reportwhich notably evokes a future interest from the Lakers!
If teams like the Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets (based on Kyrie Irving’s future), Cleveland Cavaliers, and Los Angeles Clippers would all need a ball carrier off the bench, Walker will undoubtedly get plenty of help. solicitations from men in Purple and Gold.
The idea of attracting an experienced point guard such as Kemba could indeed intrigue the Angelinos.
While waiting to know the fate that will be reserved for Russell Westbrook, Walker would be an interesting lead as a backup lead. Above all, it would allow the franchise not to ruin itself to strengthen this position, which would not be negligible for Swartz:
The Lakers are extremely limited when it comes to spending they can afford, so getting Walker through a bare minimum deal would be welcome, even if he’s nowhere near the All-Star tier he was at the start. 2019-20 season.
It remains to be seen whether this famous level of All-Star could make LA leaders forget the big flaws of the quadruple All-Star in defense.
Soon made available on the free agent market by the Pistons, Kemba Walker could join the Lakers in the coming weeks. A low-cost signature on which the Purple & Gold could not spit!