Celtics’ Kemba Walker Praises Brad Wanamaker After Guard’s Departure

'That's my guy'


Brad Wanamaker is no longer a member of the Boston Celtics, and it seems at least one former teammate is sorry to see him go.

Wanamaker signed with the Golden State Warriors one a one-year contract at the start of the NBA’s free agency. The Celtics had declined a qualifying offer to Wanamaker, who bid farewell to Boston after his departure.

Former teammate Kemba Walker had some kind words about Wanamaker on Wednesday.

“Yeah, I’m excited to have Jeff. I’m excited to have Jeff. Unfortunately, we lost our brother, obviously, Brad (Wanamaker), who we loved. Who I love, personally,” Walker told reporters when asked about the C’s signing veteran Jeff Teague.

“(I) loved playing with him (Wanamaker), loved having him as a teammate. We had a lot of great night convos and just a great overall year being around Brad, that’s my guy,” Walker added.

Walker did add how he is “excited” to now have Teague in Boston, as well.

Wanamaker clearly appreciated Walker’s words. He depicted just that with a pair of tweets Wednesday evening, in response to what Walker had to say.

The 31-year-old Wanamaker arrived in Boston prior to the 2018-19 season after a long journey of playing professionally abroad. Wanamaker played 36 games during his first season and followed it up with 71 games (one start) last campaign. He averaged just shy of six points with two assists during his Boston tenure.

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