Jayson Tatum is taking partial credit for the Boston Celtics signing Kemba Walker in free agency.

Tatum gave Walker a sales pitch during a Jordan Brand tour in Paris this summer.

"I'm very excited," Tatum said. "I think I had a big part with him coming here. I was with him in Paris.

"I never told him to come, but I told him I would love for him to join the team and told him how it was. Obviously everybody has to do what's best for themselves, and I'm happy for him."

Tatum told Walker about what it is like to play for Boston.

"I just told him about Boston, the city, the atmosphere, our fans, the culture, the coaching staff. I answered all the questions he had.

"I'm excited, and just ready for the season to start and everybody to be around each other and build some chemistry and just get it going."