Knicks Sign Walker

Kemba Walker is now a member of the New York Knicks.

The product of Rice High School in Harlem reportedly signed a two-year deal worth $18 million on Thursday.

Walker, 31, agreed to a buyout with the Oklahoma City Thunder one week ago and needed to clear waivers before signing with the Knicks. The four-time NBA All-Star was acquired by the Thunder in June from the Boston Celtics with two years and $74 million remaining on his contract.

Walker averaged 19.3 points, 4.9 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game with the Celtics during the 2020-2021 season. For his 10-year NBA career with Charlotte and Boston, he’s averaging 19.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.3 steals per game.

A first-round pick for Charlotte in the 2011 draft, Walker will share point guard duties with Derrick Rose, who joined the Knicks this past season and was just signed for three more years with the Knicks.

The two guards once played a high school game against one another at Madison Square Garden. Rose later played at Memphis, leading the Tigers to the 2008 NCAA Division I championship game, and Walker led the University of Connecticut to the 2011 NCAA championship.

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