Detroit Pistons: Possible Kemba Walker trade destinations in the West
We talked about the possibility of Walker being traded to the Suns and it makes sense. They have just Chris Paul and Cameron Payne on the point guard depth chart and could be looking for a third guy in case CP3 goes down.
Walker would be a bit overpaid for a third point guard role, but CP3 is 37-years-old, and while he is still great, he can’t keep this up forever.
Walker would give them a veteran just in case CP3 goes down or just needs to play fewer games as part of load management.
Los Angeles Clippers
The Clippers are already taking a risk on re-tread John Wall, so why not add another veteran ring-chaser to the mix? They have only Reggie Jackson behind Wall, so adding a third point guard like Walker does make some sense for the Clippers.
The Clippers are firmly in “win now” mode with their championship window open but closing rapidly, and this is the type of move you make when you are trying to win a title and don’t care about anything else.
Los Angeles Lakers
Oh why not? This seems like the ultimate Lakers’ move, as there isn’t a more “win now” team in the league, especially now that they have signed LeBron to an extension. They have only Russell Westbrook and Kendrick Nunn to go along with LeBron as point guards, and we know King James likes to add veterans with names, as the Lakers have done in recent years.
Walker wouldn’t be asked to do much other than score on this Lakers’ squad, so may have some value to a team looking for veteran names to add to the bench.
It’s far more likely that the Detroit Pistons eventually buy Kemba Walker out, but there is no harm in waiting to see if a market develops, as some contender could get desperate for depth and see Walker as a viable option.