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The Knicks formalize the transfer of Kemba Walker pending confirmation of the rest of the signings

The Knicks have been hard to please, but this past morning they have confirmed their first move: the transfer of Kemba Walker to the Detroit Pistons along with the rights to rookie Jalen Duran.

To remove Walker’s salary from their accounts ($9.16 million), the Knickerbockers they have received in exchange two future first rounds of the Draft from the Michigan team.

After confirming this transfer, it is to be assumed that they will soon announce the renewal of Mitchell Robinson for 4 years and around 60 million dollars, and the signings of Jalen Brunson and center Isaiah Hartenstein. Regarding the arrival of the base, it is rumored a possible sign and trade with the Dallas Mavericks where the Texans would get some other compensation for his departure.

Brunson has been the first non-All-Star player to receive a contract of more than 100 million dollars. In his last year he averaged 16.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1 steal in 31.9 minutes per day.

Regarding Walker, his arrival was very celebrated after agreeing to his departure from the OKC Thunder. However, his adaptation was not entirely positive for Thibodeau’s team, and in January he was removed from the rotation for the second and final time. In 37 official games he obtained numbers of 11.6 points, 3 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 25.6 minutes.

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