Celtics ’emerging as stealth suitors’ for Kemba Walker, per report

By Jesse Reed
Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

Could Danny Ainge pull a rabbit out of his hat this summer? According to one report, that very well could happen if the Boston Celtics land Kemba Walker.

Marc Stein of the New York Times reported that the Celtics are a “stealth suitor” to land Walker.

Swapping out Kyrie Irving for Walker would certainly be one way to stay competitive in the Eastern Conference.

The Charlotte Hornets point guard is obviously one of the biggest free agents set to hit the market on June 30. He has made it clear that he would like to re-sign with Charlotte, but he has also kept the door open in case that doesn’t work out.

Boston isn’t the only high-profile team that wants Walker, though. The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly favored to land him over Irving. The Dallas Mavericks would reportedly love to add him to their young core, rather than sign Jimmy Butler.

We’ll have to wait a little longer to see if Boston really has a shot at this. However, there is certainly some allure to playing for one of the NBA’s most storied franchises. Stay tuned.