Fresh off his first career All-NBA recognition, Kemba Walker was the biggest acquisition of the Boston Celtics’ offseason. In his ninth professional season, Walker will finally get to suit up for a legit Eastern Conference contender.
Walker made the playoffs twice in eight seasons with Charlotte, but his team was eliminated in the first round both years. Perhaps that’s why he said he is looking to learn about the postseason from some of his new teammates.
Kemba told Celtics reporter Marc D’Amico that he reached out to a number of current Boston players to glean their advice on how to win in the playoffs.
Kemba told me today that he’ll be asking guys like Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum what it takes to be successful in the postseason. He’s humble. He acknowledges they’ve been there, and he hasn’t. He wants to learn.
— Marc D'Amico (@Marc_DAmico) July 17, 2019
Boston lost in the Eastern Conference semifinals this past season after consecutive trips to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Entering 2019-20, the Celtics are in the mix for the No. 3 seed in the conference on paper. Milwaukee and Philadelphia should secure the top two seeds.
Boston, Indiana, Brooklyn, Toronto and others are next up.