Kemba Walker publicly sets foot down with Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau after a explosive 29-point game against the Celtics
What does Kemba Walker have to do to be included? Knicks Rotation?
For those who may not be aware, the Knicks have not been as hot this season. And right from the start, head coach Tom Thibodeau banned Kemba Walker and didn’t give him a rotation in the last 10 games. Some might even say that he was unjustly made a scapegoat. And yes, we are ‘some’.
However, with six Knicks players on health and safety regimens, and Derrick Rose sidelined with an ankle injury, Tom Thibodeau had no choice but to play Walker. And the boy who did it served the team well.
Knicks in health and safety protocols:
And now, Miles McBride
If Derrick Rose, who hurt his ankle on Thursday and has problems tonight, isn’t playing in Boston, then Alec Burks & Kemba Walker are just two PGs.
– Fred Katz (@FredKatz) December 18, 2021
To be clear, the Knicks ended up losing 107-114 to the Celtics. However, with Julius Randle stumbling on difficult and ineffective shots for the whole game, the only reason this game ended was because former Celtics players Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier scored 32 points.
So far, Kemba has been fairly tight-lipped about his situation with the Knicks. Or at least he used to be.
After New York’s most recent game, the star decided to put his foot down. And let’s just say, you’ll want to see it.
Kemba Walker Announces He Believes He Should See Playing Time For New York Knicks
Kemba Walker is a player too outstanding to be missed for any team in the league.
In a previous post, we said that the biggest thing the Knicks needed was to score more goals. And that is exactly what this man can offer if he is given time and trust.
Now, we don’t think Thibs has any confidence in Kemba against the Celtics. It was a case of necessity because of the lack of players, more than anything else. But time? Hooo boy had time!
In 37 minutes, against a very promising Celtics, the man scored 29 points, over 40% from inside and 45.5% from outside the arc. And after that solid performance, here’s what the man had to say.
Kemba Walker: “I know I should play.”
– Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) December 19, 2021
“I hate it. I want to play.”
– Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) December 19, 2021
Honestly, we couldn’t agree more with Kemba Walker here. For now, we just hope that Tom Thibodeau can do the right thing, and at least put him back on the damn spin.
God knows the Knicks needed it.
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