Kemba Walker signs deal with Boston Celtics

Kemba Walker signs deal with Boston Celtics
Charlotte Hornets head coach James Borrego, left, talks with guard Kemba Walker during a break in the action as Charlotte plays against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond) (Source: Nell Redmond)

NEW YORK (AP) -A person with knowledge of the situation says that former Charlotte guard Kemba Walker has told the Boston Celtics he will sign a four-year, $141 million contract to join them.

The person also says that it’s likely that Walker will be part of a trade that would send Terry Rozier from Boston to Charlotte on a three-year, $58 million deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press Sunday because the moves have not been finalized.

Walker spent his first eight NBA seasons in Charlotte. He would become the Celtics’ replacement at the point guard spot for Kyrie Irving.

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