There is no doubt that Kemba Walker fits in well around the team the Boston Celtics have built. He is by far a better assist man playing the point then Kyrie Irving ever was or will be. However, it looks like he might be going to a team built like where he came from in Charlotte, which is, a whole lot of role players, and himself. The closest thing to a potential star they have playing along side him will be Jayson Tatum.
Al Horford is out of there and Marcus Morris who played quite a bit of the Power Forward position is leaving in free agency as well, so down low the cupboards are bare. What the Celtics have left is unproven talent with some potential in Robert Williams, Guerschon Yabusele, and Semi Ojeleye. So they will have to make some moves there in Free Agency.
Then there is Gordon Hayward who was once thought of to some as having elite talent, especially Boston who will be paying him 32.7 million this year to be a bench player. The problem here is would anybody be willing to pay him that kind of money to acquire him through a trade. So he better show that elite skill Boston thought he was going to show when he first signed. If not, the Celtics may come up short again. One would think, Gordon Hayward will be starting at the 3 and Tatum at the 4, but we shall see.
I’m sure the Celtics have more moves in mind in free agency, but without Hayward showing up, without a better then average big man, and just bringing in Kemba, that won’t take the Celtics to where they have been trying so hard to go. Even in the East it won’t be enough.