Desperation is a killer for any organization. It makes you do dumb things even for noble ideas. Having a 34 year old LeBron James on your team is one of those reasons for desperation. Do you think the Lakers could resist giving Kemba a max deal if he’s the best player remaining?
Ask people in the NBA which teams might come after Walker, and the responses are what you'd expect: The Knicks, especially if Irving remains in Boston. The Lakers, who will be desperate to surround LeBron with talent and might be stuck choosing between second-tier stars like Walker, Jimmy Butler and DeMarcus Cousins. There are whispers around the NBA that the Mavericks are intrigued by Walker, but it's hard to discern where that rumor arose and if it's anything more than another game of NBA telephone.