Kemba Walker will thrive under scrutiny that caused Kyrie Irving to flee Boston, says Jalen Rose

The tumultuous Kyrie Irving era in Boston has come to an end.

The six-time NBA All-Star, who was obtained via trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2017, signed with the Brooklyn Nets as soon as free agency began this summer, joining forces with Kevin Durant in a move that came as a surprise to very few.  

In need of a point guard after Irving’s departure, the Celtics agreed to terms with Kemba Walker, who has played for the Charlotte Bobcats-turned-Hornets since being drafted ninth overall out of the University of Connecticut in 2011. 

Walker will be the Celtics’s third starting point guard in five years. He joins a team with a plethora of young talent, including Jayston Tatum and Jaylen Brown, that is in desperate need of togetherness and leadership after a difficult end to Irving’s term

And former NBA star and current ESPN analyst Jalen Rose says Walker is exactly the man for the job.  

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