Kemba Walker is on the verge of a move to Europe. The 32-year-old only has to complete the medical check with Armani Milan.
According to the Italian newspaper Gazzetta Dello Sport, the four-time NBA All-Star and the top club from Milan have already reached an agreement. Walker only has to pass the medical check. The experienced point guard would be an absolute top signing for Milan, which has been further weakened by the recent loss of Kevin Pangos. But the native New Yorker, who has played 750 NBA games in his career for Charlotte, Boston, the Knicks and Dallas, would also be eligible for the Euroleague. The Mavericks had parted ways with him this season after nine games – including a 32-point game against Cleveland.
In Milan, Walker would most likely play a leading role and would be an absolute reinforcement for the club, where the German international Johannes Voigtmann is also under contract. In Serie A, the Italian showpiece club is enthroned in the first place. At the European level, however, the Lombards are lagging behind their expectations and are last in the Euroleague with a 6:13 record.
It is questionable, however, whether the signing of Walker, who would be playing in Europe for the first time, will come in time to fulfil Milan’s playoff aspirations.
Facundo Campazzo, another big name had already recently returned to the Euroleague. At the moment, however, the Argentine is not allowed to play for Red Star Belgrade due to a ban.