Kemba Walker played his first eight seasons with Charlotte, where he was a three-time All-Star, and was widely believed to have his talents wasted on such a mediocre team. The Point Guard was traded to Boston in 2019, where he finally had a chance to play for a contender.
In Walker’s first year in Boston, he went to his fourth consecutive All-Star Game, and had his fifth straight year where he exceeded 20 Points per Game (20.4). He helped the Celtics reach the Eastern Conference Finals, but the East became a lot tougher the following year. Walker was held to 43 Games in 2020-21, but still was productive with a 19.3 PPG, though the Celtics were bounced in the first round.
Despite the success, Walker’s knee problems kept him from being a player who could go in back-to-back games. While Walker was still an upper-level Point Guard, the Celtics traded him to Oklahoma City for cap reasons, with the intent of going after a bigger star. With Boston, Walker averaged a healthy 19.9 Points per Game with a PER of 18.9.