Celtics’ Kemba Walker Looking Strong in Bubble

Kemba Walker

Boston Celtics’ head coach Brad Stevens provided an exciting update regarding the knee of Celtics’ superstar guard Kemba Walker that will give fans plenty of hope as the NBA re-start tips off.

“His knee is the strongest it’s been since he got here in September,” Stevens said, during an interview on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Zolak & Bertrand”, via NBC Sports Boston. “He has worked exceptionally hard over the last couple of weeks with a great training plan from our training staff.

The update on Walker’s ailing knee is promising, given how important the 29-year old point guard is to the Celtics’ success in the upcoming restart of the NBA season.

For his part, Stevens has a plan in place to ease Walker into the action this season.

“(He) will play limited minutes in the first few games with the idea of building him up — hopefully with no setbacks — to the point where he can play normal minutes in playoff games” Stevens said. “Everything has been part of a plan. It’s trying to be more proactive than reactive.”

Walker was averaging 21.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists for Boston this season.