Boston Celtics: Al Horford, Moses Brown, 2023 second-round pick
Oklahoma City: Kemba Walker, No. 16 pick in 2021 NBA Draft, 2025 second-round pick
Who are the winners and losers in the Walker/Horford trade? Let’s break it down.
Now the Thunder pick up their third first-round pick in the 2021 NBA Draft to send out Horford, and they bring in Kemba Walker – a guy the Thunder will try to rehab just like CP3, then flip Walker out again.
Loser: Danny Ainge
He’s already out the door in Boston, but Ainge is the guy who let Horford walk to Philadelphia, then used that freed up cap space to get Walker back in 2019. People suggesting the Celtics play Horford at the four forget when Philadelphia tried to do just that, with Horford next to Joel Embiid.