Former University of Connecticut guard, Kemba Walker was waived by the Dallas Mavericks mid-day Friday. During the 2022-2023 season, Walker only played nine games for the Mavericks. He was a deep bench player that rarely saw the court. He posted eight points in those nine games, which ultimately led him to get waived by the team. Rather than continue to pay for an old veteran that doesn’t play much, the Mavs are focusing on giving more playing time to their younger studs on the bench.
Which Elite NBA Power Forward Is Calling For A Reunion?
It didn’t take long for this player to rush to Twitter to get the rumor train going. Boston Celtics power forward Jayson Tatum retweeted the news about Walker. In his tweet, he didn’t mention any words, but what he did post allowed users to decode his message into a possible reunion. Kemba Walker played two seasons for the Celtics in the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons.
During Walker’s time in the NBA with Tatum and the Celtics, he compiled 1,974 points in his two seasons. His first year with the team was the better of the two. During the 2019-2020 season, Walker played 56 games with a field goal percentage of .425. During those 56 games, the Celtics went 37-19, and Kemba posted two double-doubles. He had two games where he scored over 40 points. He was an all-star starter for the clovers in his first year before falling short in his second season.
The Celtics went far in the playoffs in the 2019-2020 NBA season. But, ultimately fell short as they lost in the Eastern Conference finals. In his second year, he battled knee injuries and only appeared in 43 games before being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder for NBA Center Al Horford, who remains on the team. Since being traded, he continues to be slowed down by similar injuries. As you can see in Tatum’s tweet, he used the eye emoji followed by two clovers. The first thing that comes to mind is that Tatum wants to see his former teammate back in Boston.