Kemba Walker is out until at least January when the Celtics will assess his 12-week knee strengthening program. That will come nearly one year after Kemba’s knee first flared up in January, 2020 and never recovered fully, as the NBA Bubble training camp began with a slow ramp-up for Walker. With three years left on his deal, is Kemba now limited for the rest of his career in Boston? Bobby Manning and John Zannis discussed after Media Day 2020.
The Garden Report also discussed Danny Ainge’s explanation at Celtics media day about why Boston lost Gordon Hayward to the Charlotte Hornets and trade talks with the Indiana Pacers fell apart. Ainge spoke to 98.5 The Sports Hub and said the Celtics were not asking too much from Indiana, as their GM Kevin Pritchard said. He believes that Hayward left the Celtics for a bigger role and that Boston wanted to keep him.