Tim Bontemps of ESPN recently conducted a straw pool of seven executives asking whether Kyrie Irving or Kemba Walker is the more talented player with all seven choosing Irving.

But six of those same seven executives said they would rather have Walker if they had to choose.

The Boston Celtics replaced Irving with Walker this past offseason. Walker is widely considered an easier personality for teammates and coaches to get along with than Irving.

"For me, it's just the nature of this sport, like a team sport," Walker said. "You don't want nobody to be unhappy. You want everybody to play with joy, play with freedom and have fun."