G - OKC
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports the Celtics are trading Kemba Walker, the No. 16 overall pick in the 2021 draft, and a 2025 second-round draft pick to the Thunder in exchange for Al Horford, Moses Brown and a 2023 second-round pick.
The Celtics receive some financial flexibility by moving away from the $73 million owed to Walker. Meanwhile, the Thunder now have three first-round picks in this year's draft.
Boston Celtics PG Kemba Walker (knee) has been ruled out of Tuesday's Game 5 playoff matchup against the Brooklyn Nets, per Celtics' head coach Brad Stevens.
Walker will miss his second consecutive game in the series against the Nets with a medial bone bruise in his left knee. Payton Pritchard and Romeo Langford will see increased minutes in the Celtics backcourt, as the team will need another monster outing from Jayson Tatum to extend the series to a Game 6.
Kemba Walker missed Game 4 of this series, and it seems that he will also be missing Game 5 against Brooklyn.
With Walker likely to be out, expect F Jayson Tatum to continue shouldering the load offensively with guards Romeo Langford and Payton Pritchard seeing increased roles in the offense respectively.
Kemba Walker is unlikely to play ahead of the Celtics game four Sunday against Brooklyn.
Boston head coach Brad Stevens told reporters that the Celtics would know more about Walker's status after morning workouts Sunday. Following those workouts, Walker is unlikely to play in game four.
Kemba Walker is available to play for the Celtics in game three against Brooklyn on Friday.
Walker was originally listed as questionable for this game, but he should be good to go as Boston looks to avoid falling down 3-0 in their first-round series against Brooklyn.