Kemba Walker was the biggest acquisition for the Knicks this past summer. After losing Al Horford and Kyrie Irving, Walker was important in keeping the Celtics relevant in the Eastern Conference this season.
One can only imagine what kind of impact he would have had in New York.
According to the star point guard himself, he actually considered the Knicks in free agency before signing with Boston this summer.
“It was (a consideration). It was. They were definitely one of the teams I was looking at in free agency. But I picked Boston. I just felt it was a better fit for me,” Walker said before the Knicks home opener against Boston on Saturday, via Ian Begley of SNY.
New York had enough cap space to sign Walker and another max free agent, but Walker agreed to sign with the Celtics as soon as free agency began.”
The Knicks became the laughing stock of the league again after they were rejected by every big-name free agent on the market — including Kemba.
Now, they are having to go to war with young guns and multi-year projects. While Walker likely would not have earned the Knicks a Championship, he would have helped accelerate their standing. Instead, he just became another reminder of the Knicks’ failures.