Antoine Walker
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"Antoine Devon Walker" is an American retired professional basketball player. He was drafted with the sixth overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft out of the University of Kentucky and played in the NBA from 1996 to 2008. Walker played for the Celtics, Mavericks, Hawks, Heat, Timberwolves, Grizzlies, the Baloncesto Superior Nacional/BSN's Mets and the NBA D-League's Stampede before retiring from basketball in 2012. Walker, a three-time NBA All-Star, won an NCAA championship with Kentucky in 1996 and an NBA championship with the Miami Heat in 2006.

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Gary can still play. He's going to be even more effective now that he has another guy in front of him. In Boston, he was called upon to be the Gary Payton of old.

[When Jim O'Brien took over as Celtics coach, his three nicest suits were gifts from forward Antoine Walker .] He's too cheap to buy his own, ... Plus, he doesn't care about that stuff.

He looked fine, but a lot of teams seem concerned with risks nowadays — maybe because the investments in players have become so big. Maybe the Bulls want Eddy long-term, and maybe this is some kind of bargaining chip. Either way, DNA testing is taking things a little too far.

I think as players we are kind of anxious to see what our role is as well.

Rotations are a lot different here than in other places. And you defend the pick-and-rolls differently because of Shaq and Zo.

That's what I came here for, ... to be able to give us another threat from the (power forward) position.

All that stuff takes time, but unfortunately for us, because expectations are so high we've got to come out the gate ready to play. So there's a lot of little things we've got figure out. But when in doubt, you just throw it to Shaq.

[There are] certain areas that regardless of how long you've been together, we should be on point with. I think that's what Coach is frustrated with. We're too talented offensively to give ourselves 20 turnovers.

We've got to understand the options on the team and the situation we're in, and to get the ball to people who can deliver at that time.