Kemba Walker was one of the biggest names available during free agency this offseason and many believed he would be coming back to the Charlotte Hornets.

For Walker, the decision to join the Celtics was a no-brainer.

It was tough for him to leave Charlotte, the team with which he had spent his entire eight-year career up until this summer, but the three-time All-Star wanted to have the opportunity to play for a team that had the potential of being a perennial contender. The Celtics had that to offer, plus the incentive of being close to home (New York) and where he went to college.

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