Emergency CelticsPod reacts to the Kemba Walker-Al Horford trade

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Initial thoughts from multiple perspectives and angles.

If you haven’t heard by now, the Celtics traded Kemba Walker, this years 16th pick in the NBA Draft and a 2025 2nd round pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Al Horford, Moses Brown, and a 2023 2nd round pick earlier today.

With the deal seemingly coming out of left field, CelticsPod has provided you with an emergency episode to give you some initial thoughts and reactions. I’m joined by friend of the podcast Cody Chalifoux for the first half of the episode, as we try to give you analysis from a fan’s viewpoint before being joined by CelticsBlog’s own Jeremy Stevens for the second half, where we look at things a little more analytically.

Emergency @celticsblog Podcast

☘️Reacting to the Kemba trade
☘️Celtics saving some $
☘️Moses Brown is a great addition
☘️How will Horford fit
☘️+ much more https://t.co/EL0ZpqwMoz

— Adam Taylor (@AdamTaylorNBA) June 18, 2021

We try to look at things from both an immediate and long term perspective, where I make a case that any future trades should be put on hold until after a coach has been appointed.

Also, is Moses Brown the under appreciated headline of this deal? And what does that mean for Robert Williams both this season and moving forwards? We try to explore every angle while still reeling from the early morning Woj bomb.

“I think this trade was almost inevitable, and no incoming coach is going to view the roster differently because of it. However, the style of coach you bring in, will directly impact how players are used moving forwards. So, until a new coach is appointed, I think it would be smart to hold off from making any other moves, because what is a high value rotation player to one coach, could be a 9th or 10th man to another.”

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