Boston Celtics fans don't have to wait too much longer to see their favorite team back on the court.
Training camps for the NBA's restart in Florida are expected to begin next week, with the eight seeding games scheduled to start July 30. Boston's first game back is against the Milwaukee Bucks on July 31.
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Many Celtics players have already made their way back to Boston to visit the Auerbach Center, where the team practices. Players have been going through workouts and getting up plenty of shots to fine tune their skills before traveling to Florida.
One of the players back in the gym is star point guard Kemba Walker. Check out footage from one of Walker's recent workouts in the video below:
Celtics with a peek inside Kemba's very smiley workout Wednesday at the Auerbach Center. pic.twitter.com/AGeCYCZKwj
— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) July 1, 2020
It's good to see Walker's trademark smile hasn't gone anywhere.
Walker will be among the Celtics' most important players when the 2019-20 season resumes. He's the team's second-leading scorer and a player who head coach Brad Stevens can go to late in games when the team badly needs a bucket.
His last trip to the playoffs was with the Charlotte Hornets in 2016, when the Miami Heat eliminated them in an exciting seven-game series. Walker had most of the Hornets' scoring burden on his shoulders given the lack of talent around him. He doesn't have that problem in Boston. If Walker struggles, his teammates including Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward will be ready to pick up the slack on offense.