Boston trades Walker, recovers Al Horford

The Celtics will bring back To the
Horford, transferring to the base Kemba
Walker to Oklahoma
City for the five-time All-Star this Friday, in the first major move from Brad
Stevens ever since he went from the Boston bench to the front office.

Boston will also send the Thunder the 16th pick in the draft and a second round in 2025 and will receive in exchange Moses
Brown, 2.13, and a 2023 second-round pick. Oklahoma City now has 19 first-round picks over the next seven years.

Horford go back to Boston and gives to Celtics the presence in the frontcourt that was missing since he left two seasons ago. The 1.90-meter forward was a member of the NBA All-Defensive team with the Celtics in 2017-18, while also posting the best attendance numbers of his career.

Stevens coached Horford for three seasons and says he played a “critical role” while in Boston. “His ability to elevate teammates with his experience and leadership makes him a great addition,” he said. Stevens. “We also want to welcome Moses to Boston. He is a promising young player ”.

Walker joins a team that finished with the second-worst record in the West last season, but showed its potential with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who led the Thunder with 23.7 points per game, and Lu Dort, who averaged 14 points and was one of the best defensive guards in the league. WalkerThe 31-year-old is guaranteed more than $ 73 million over the next two seasons.

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