Enes Kanter delivers stern Kemba Walker warning in NBA restart
Walker has been dealing with a nagging left knee injury pretty much all season. The All-Star point guard is still getting his basketball rhythm back down in Orlando, and Kanter said Walker is going to be a man on a mission once the 2020 playoffs start.
“Once he’s 100 percent in game shape, like, oh my god. It’s going to be ugly for other teams,” Enes Kanter said of Kemba Walker on NBC Sports Boston.
“Because like, that’s Kemba Walker. He was in my draft class. I played against him for nine years and I hated going against him. I knew there’d come a day where he’s gonna be fine. Even if he doesn’t play for months and months, it’s just in his blood. He just can go out there and just hoop. He’s just a hooper, that’s it.”
Walker put up 21.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game for the Celtics before the 2019-20 season was suspended in March. For what it’s worth, the four-time All-Star averaged 15.0 points on 66.7 percent shooting from the field and 62.5 percent from beyond the arc in the Celtics’ first two seeding games against the Milwaukee Bucks and Portland Trail Blazers.
The Celtics lost to the Bucks but defeated the Blazers.
Walker has never been past the first round of the playoffs in the NBA. With that said, the New York native can’t wait for the 2020 postseason to start, as he is looking forward to leading the Celtics on a deep playoff run.
Walker and the Celtics are back in action on Tuesday against the Miami Heat.