BREAKING: Kemba Walker Reportedly Plans to Sign 4-Year Max Deal With Celtics When Free Agency Opens

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There was a chance that point guard Kemba Walker would return to the Charlotte Hornets, but according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the plan is that he'll commit to the Boston Celtics on a four-year deal max contract when free agency opens.

The max deal would be worth $141 million.

In recent days, it appeared that Walker was going to end up in Boston. The Celtics had a hole at the point guard spot with Kyrie Irving planning on signing elsewhere in free agency, and Walker was the next-best thing on the market. Not to mention, the potential for Kemba to play meaningful basketball in Boston is much higher than with the Hornets. In fact, it's not even that close.

Walker, 29, is coming off the best season of his career. He played in all 82 games and averaged a career-best 25.6 points and 5.9 assists on 43.4 percent shooting from the field and 35.6 percent shooting from behind the arc.

Free agency doesn't open until Sunday night, but Walker is expected to be in Beantown to finalize this agreement.