This Celtics-Clippers offseason trade is centered on Kemba Walker

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One of the most disappointing storylines of the 2020-21 NBA season has been the consistent failure of the Boston Celtics. They currently find themselves 28-26 and are still very much in the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference, but if the season was to end today, they would have to fight for their playoff lives in potentially two play-in games and then would either draw a matchup with either the Brooklyn Nets or the Philadelphia 76ers in the first-round of the playoffs. 

Realistically, do the Celtics really have a shot to beat either of these two powerhouses given the way they have played this season? Jayson Tatum is fantastic and it seems like he cannot miss when he shoots over the last week or so and Jaylen Brown is an all-around terrific player, but this Celtics team just lacks overall talent on their roster that some of these other playoff teams have. 

Outside of Tatum, Brown and Walker, who can you really point to on this Celtics team and feel comfortable with when they have the ball in their hands? Maybe Marcus Smart, maybe Evan Fournier, but Payton Pritchard and Robert Williams are both liabilities at times since Pritchard gets exposed defensively and Williams is constantly having to sit because of foul trouble. 

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With virtually no reliable bench options and a lack of overall production, the Boston Celtics seem like they could be headed towards an offseason of many changes within their organization. One of the long speculated moves that the Celtics could make is moving Kemba Walker. These NBA trade rumors have been going on ever since last offseason, but if they do not make it out of the first-round this season, it is a very real possibility that Boston could look to trade Kemba Walker. 

In the Western Conference, the Los Angeles Clippers are a much better team than the Boston Celtics, but they too could be making some massive changes in the offseason. They are “all-in” on winning a championship and if they come up short of even the Western Conference Finals, this season will be considered a “lost cause,” meaning that the Clippers could look to bring in a third All-Star like talent to pair with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. 

Could Kemba Walker be a potential trade target for the Los Angeles Clippers in the offseason, giving them one of the best scoring trios in the entire league? Let’s take a look at a hypothetical offseason trade proposal by Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley that would send Kemba Walker to the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Brett Siegel joined NBA Analysis Network as an NBA Insider and Journalist in 2020 after previously working with Louisville Basketball and FanSided covering the NBA. He was a member of our staff until April 2022.