Arrived at the Mavericks at the end of November but cut by Dallas a big week ago, Kemba Walker will bounce back… in Europe. Head to Italy and Olimpia Milan for the former NBA All-Star!
A big name is about to join the Old Continent and the EuroLeague.
If we believe the Gazzetta dello Sport, Kemba Walker will therefore cross the Atlantic to play in Milan. The deal is indeed being finalized, and once it’s official Kemba will join a team including Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot and Nicolo Melli.
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Walker will land in a club that struggles in the EuroLeague (penultimate in the standings ahead of ASVEL, 6 wins – 13 losses) but which dominates its championship (1st in Serie A). A whole new challenge for hima challenge that should make him feel out of place since Kemba has never played anywhere other than the States so far.
This choice to join the Old Continent falls a week after the Mavericks’ decision to cut it. Without a club after the failure of the Knicks experience, Kemba Walker was recruited by Dallas on November 28 on an unsecured one-year contract, the Mavs still seeking offensive support alongside Luka Doncic. Ultimately, despite a 32-point performance against Cleveland, the Texas franchise has decided to part ways with the 32-year-old point guard after only 9 games to make way for young people and avoid guaranteeing his contract.
Let’s hope for Kemba that this new challenge in Milan – under the famous coach Ettore Messina – will be crowned with more success.
Source text: Gazzetta Dello Sport