Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Kemba Walker says he might follow Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard CJ McCollum’s lead when it comes to coronavirus precautions.

McCollum wrote on Twitter on Saturday that he won’t be signing autographs for the time being. Walker says he might use his own pen when signing autographs for fans:

Player and fan safety is very important to the NBA. Now that the coronavirus has made its way to the United States, players and fan have to be mindful of their hygiene even more.

Walker played in 46 games for the Celtics before the All-Star break. He averaged 21.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.0 assists while shooting 42.9 percent from the field, 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 86.6 percent from the free-throw line.

Walker signed with Boston because he was eager to go on a deep run in the playoffs. This is one of the best players in the NBA who hasn’t been able to showcase his game on the brightest stage since the Charlotte Hornets were rarely good with him.

It looks like the Celtics could very well redeem themselves from last season when they were dysfunctional from start to finish and lost to the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the playoffs in five games.

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For the Celtics to win the East, Walker, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward have to play at a high level, and not separately. All four guys have to be dominant together for the C’s to ultimately win the conference and title.

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