|Date of Birth||5/8/1990|
|Height, Weight||6'0", 184 lbs|
|From||New York, NY|
|Drafted||2011 - Rd 1|
Walker is out for Friday's game against the Timberwolves due to a knee injury, Jay King of The Athletic reports.
Walker was dealing with some knee soreness early in the month, missing the first three games of February. The issue has returned following his appearance Sunday in the NBA All-Star Game, and Walker will be sidelined for the ninth time this season. In his absence, Brad Wanamaker and Marcus Smart figure to see extra minutes and usage.
Walker finished with 23 points (9-18 FG, 5-11 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 29 minutes during Sunday's 157-155 All-Star Game loss to Team LeBron.
Walker impressed as a starter for Team Giannis, as he was one of only four players on the squad to eclipse 20 points. He's putting together a nice fantasy season for his new team, and Walker's got the Celtics sitting pretty as the third seed in the Eastern Conference. The veteran has been battling some injuries of late, but the fact that he was able to play 29 minutes in this exhibition game (not to mention his 46 minutes in the last game before the break) should instill confidence that he's ready to roll as we near the fantasy playoffs.
Walker collected 19 points (5-17 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 5-6 FT), nine rebounds and seven assists across 45 minutes in Thursday's 141-133 double overtime win over the Clippers.
Walker had an ugly shooting night but was able to contribute a near triple-double in the win. Gaining two extra periods helped, but this was the point guard's best rebounding performance in nine starts. However, this was the fifth consecutive game that the former UConn Husky has shot under 40 percent from the field. The extra rest he will receive from the All-Star break could help Walker get his shot back on track.
Walker scored a game-high 27 points (6-16 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 11-13 FT) while adding four rebounds and an assist in 30 minutes during Sunday's 112-111 win over the Thunder.
It was a fairly empty performance from a fantasy perspective, but Walker's best scoring effort since Jan. 26 led the Celtics to a big road win. After a lackluster return Friday from a three-game absence due to a sore knee, the 29-year-old appears to be 100 percent again.
Walker (knee) is available for Sunday's game at Oklahoma City.
Walker was considered probable with left knee soreness, so his availablity for Sunday was never truly in doubt. The 29-year-old was on a 30-minute restriction Friday against the Hawks and played exactly that total with 15 points, six rebounds and six assists, but there's no indication he'll face any limitations versus the Thunder.