Kemba Walker looking to younger Celtics for playoff guidance
Kemba Walker immediately becomes one of the Boston Celtics’ key players upon signing with them, but he knows that he has a lot to learn in certain aspects that some teammates could help him with.
Walker appeared in just two playoff series while playing for Charlotte, losing both of them. That’s why he intends to check in with some of his Celtic teammates who have had deeper playoff runs to find out what it takes to win there.
Kemba told me today that he’ll be asking guys like Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum what it takes to be successful in the postseason. He’s humble. He acknowledges they’ve been there, and he hasn’t. He wants to learn.
— Marc D'Amico (@Marc_DAmico) July 17, 2019
Walker is expected to assume a leadership role in Boston, but this shows just how good of a teammate has has the potential to be. Despite the fact that the likes of Brown and Tatum are much younger and less accomplished, they have both played big minutes in an Eastern Conference Finals series that they nearly won. Walker wants to know what that’s like.
It’s a good sign early in Walker’s career that he’ll be the type of leader and teammate the front office envisions. That would be a far cry from Kyrie Irving, who seemed to alienate everyone in the organization instead.