Brad Stevens said that due to the shortened offseason, it'll be some time before Kemba Walker is going "full speed."
"We haven't settled on any timelines, this is more of a plan appropriately thing so that he can play and play uninhibited as he moves forward, a lot like the bubble," Stevens said when asked if Walker would be ready for the start of the season. "The bubble was unique, because you went basically four months off, so there was a different challenge there in that ramping up was a big threat to everybody, but certainly if you had a situation like his where if he goes too fast, too soon that probably wouldn't have been good." If The Bubble is the model, that's not great for Walker's outlook, as he averaged just 25.1 minutes per game in the eight Bubble games and was rested twice. He also never felt right in The Bubble, which is concerning considering it was preceded by a four-month layoff. This report is enough to scare us off from drafting Walker during the early-rounds. Nov 24 5:03 pm (EST)
- Kemba Walker was "never right" physically during the Celtics' time in the bubble due to a lingering knee issue according to team president Danny Ainge.
- Kemba Walker hit 9-of-19 shots and 4-of-11 3-pointers for 23 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block with five turnovers in 34 minutes of Thursday's 106-101 Game 2 loss to the Heat to fall into a 2-0 hole in the ECF.
- Kemba Walker said after Saturday's loss to the Raptors that his attempting just nine field goal attempts on the night was "unacceptable." All Kemba Walker News
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