Report: Celtics emerge as frontrunners for Kemba Walker


Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker. (Darren Abate/AP)

The Boston Celtics have become the frontrunners to sign free-agent point guard Kemba Walker, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania added that Walker and his current team, the Charlotte Hornets, are still not close to reaching an agreement on a new contract, either.

The Celtics may have plenty of cap space to complete a deal for Walker, as they are preparing for both Kyrie Irving and Al Horford to pursue free agency.

Walker, 29, is set to be one of the top free agents on the market this summer. This past season, the point guard played in all 82 games for the Hornets while averaging 25.6 points, 5.9 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game.

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