Kemba Walker came over as a free agent from Charlotte and he hasn’t really replicated how great of a player he was as a member of the Hornets. Part of the reason why is because he hasn’t been able to stay healthy. This year, it was his knee that was keeping him from being fully healthy.
But over the last couple weeks, it is definitely clear that Walker is back to being the All-Star caliber player he once was. All you have to do is look at his smile.
When things weren’t going well, it was hard for Walker to enjoy the game of basketball but now it’s almost like the reigns have been taken off of him and he can just go play the sport he loves.
Unsurprisingly, it has paid off.
In Walker’s last three games, he has scored 32, 21, and 25 points with at least six assists in all three of those games. More importantly, the Celtics have won all three games (and two of their opponents are playoff teams). A coincidence? I think not.
A lot has been made of Boston’s first half struggles but Walker wasn’t healthy at the beginning of the season so it should be taken with a grain of salt. With Walker back to being healthy and playing with a smile, expect for the Celtics to move up in the standings past younger and inexperienced teams like the Knicks.
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