Kemba Walker to Boston

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MDLzera
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He’ll probably never admit if he knew in Jan, since it would make him look pretty bad.
Why would he look bad? His never-gonna-happen pursuit of Anthony Davis, and the specter thereof, resulted in Rob Pelinka and Magic undermining their own young players, failing to get a trade done at the deadline, the Lakers collectively pissing down their leg the rest of the season, and then Pelinka parting with everything but the light fixtures in the Staples Center in order to ultimately win the trade for AD.

I'm not sure what Ainge could have gotten for Kyrie in January, but I doubt we'd be ahead of where we are today.
 

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Could it have gotten AD ? In which case we'd have the LAL draft picks for the rest of the century, not New Orleans.
 

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Could it have gotten AD ? In which case we'd have the LAL draft picks for the rest of the century, not New Orleans.
I'm not sure NO would have taken a rental, and I don't see Brooklyn or NY facilitating a 3-way trade to allow Davis to go to Boston.
 

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You can't be sure that it would have taken a rental, but AD was blasting his way out of town and a chance to woo Kyrie is not without value. I was speculating as to a direct 1-for-1 swap not involving any third party. It's a long shot, but getting back to the point about "What if Danny knew in January that Kyrie was gone", if he knew and didn't pick up the phone to talk with NO, then that would have been bad management. I doubt that this happened, I"m just spit balling.
 

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Kemba saying all the correct things: https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/celtics/kemba-walker-ready-adjust-his-role-and-share-scoring-his-new-celtics-teammates. I.e.,

“[My role] does [need to change], and I’m looking forward to it,” Walker said on the latest Celtics Talk Podcast. "It’s something new. It’s not as big of a burden, I feel like, on my back. It’s like, I had to be perfect every night in Charlotte. Had to be. I had to have a great game, offensively, if not, it will be a struggle for us to win. Like I said, with the personnel, we have on this team and the way these guys can score, it’ll be different.”
 

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There was a 0.0% chance of New Orleans taking Kyrie for Davis when in reality they probably knew back then the bones of LA’s offer.