Kemba Walker has agreed to a contract buyout with the Oklahoma City Thunder and plans to sign with the New York Knicks on a two-year deal.
Walker was owed $73 million over the next two seasons as he was halfway through a four-year, $140.8 million deal he signed with the Boston Celtics in 2019.
Walker has dealt with knee injuries over the past two seasons. Last season with the Celtics, Walker averaged 19.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 31.8 minutes over 43 games.
The Thunder acquired Walker from theCeltics in June in exchange for Al Horford and the 16th overall pick in the draft. Oklahoma City traded out of the No. 16 pick in exchange for a future first rounder from the Detroit Pistons and one from the Washington Wizards.
Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report indicates the Knicks will pay Walker an annual average of $8 million.