5. Brooklyn Nets
If Kemba Walker is looking for a fresh start and is trying to team up with another top-tier player this offseason, the Brooklyn Nets are a team that could be on his radar.
The Nets are basically trying to get themselves in the running for nearly every top free agent ahead of the June 30 kickoff date and they have a lot of intriguing perks to offer.
Along with playing in a big city and a larger market, Brooklyn has the ability and room to offer max contracts to two different players this offseason. That second portion alone should be appealing to upcoming free agents around the entire league, including Walker.
With the Nets containing plenty of cap space, they would be able to offer Walker the full max deal that he will likely get from a suitor in free agency.
That would allow the point guard to not only become the face of yet another franchise, but would offer him the unique opportunity to try and recruit another player around the NBA to join him — a perk he didn’t have in his eight years in Charlotte.
Another factor in all of this is the fact that Walker is from the Bronx, which is obviously close to Brooklyn, and he could return to play closer to his hometown.
In August, the point guard also came out publicly displaying his appreciation and love for the Nets organization, saying he “loves the city of Brooklyn.”
"“That’s one thing about people from Brooklyn, they’re very loyal, they’re die-hard, they believe in their team. I love Brooklyn. I love going there. I love playing there,” Walker said. “It always gives me a chance to come back home, too, so that’s why I love it as well. I like the organization, too. It’s cool.”"
Brooklyn could make a run at Walker once he officially hits the market, and it’s a franchise that could offer him a lot of money, but more than likely, the Nets’ top target is Kyrie Irving. Between their pursuit of Irving and a plethora of guards already on the roster (including restricted free agent D’Angelo Russell), this pairing is the least likely of the bunch.