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How Kemba Walker’s potential absence might alter the Celtics’ offense

After the long layoff and time spent away from basketball, the Celtics and Kemba Walker are still taking precautions with his tender left knee.

Walker missed Boston’s practice on Monday, out of an abundance of caution more than anything. Head coach Brad Stevens downplayed the severity, but noted that the knee was the culprit for the point guard’s absence:

“He had a little bit of discomfort after a couple of the individual workouts. He certainly I think feels better than he did even in March. But with just even the small discomfort we said, ‘Let’s take the four days, and ramp it up appropriately.