Kemba Walker returned to the floor Sunday, and he was happy with the results.
Walker notched six points in just over nine minutes in the Boston Celtics’ scrimmage against the Phoenix Suns. This was is the first time Walker, who’d been dealing with a lingering knee injury, has played in a game since mid-March.
The star point guard previously said the NBA’s hiatus was “super important” toward rehabbing his knee. And based on his post-scrimmage comments, Walker seems pretty confident in how his rehab has progressed.
“I would love to just be like, ‘You know what? I don’t care about no minutes restriction or anything of that nature.’ But obviously I can’t,” Walker said, via ESPN’s Andrew Lopez. “I got to be smart about things. At this point, it just is what it is. I want to be there for my teammates when we’re in the playoffs. Hopefully, by then, the restrictions and things of that nature are completely off.”
Head coach Brad Stevens was pleased with what he saw from Walker, too.
“I thought he looked good,” Stevens said. “I thought he had his burst, I thought he played hard defensively. He created chaos on a couple of different plays. Offensively, I thought he got to the rim and/or got his shot.”
The Celtics resume their regular season Friday against the Milwaukee Bucks.