Walker’s All-NBA selection, the first in his eight-year career, made him eligible for a supermax contract from the Hornets worth $221.3 million over five years.

Other teams could offer around $140 million over four years.

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Walker repeatedly said he’d be willing to take less to stay in Charlotte, but it had to be a discount within reason.

Negotiations stalled with the Hornets and Walker turned to the Celtics because, he told The Athletic, the Hornets couldn’t get him the offer he wanted.

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