NBA: 5 players that failed to meet expectations this season

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NBA players that have fallen short of expectations: Kemba Walker, Boston Celtics

Kemba Walker has certainly played better during the month of April, but it’s quite clear that he hasn’t had the best of seasons with the Boston Celtics. And his early struggles played a big part in the up-and-down start for Boston.

Walker has still been incredibly productive for the Celtics this season – he’s averaging 18 points and five assists per game – but it’s his drop in efficiency (once again this season) that has hurt Boston’s offense overall. Kemba is shooting just 41 percent from the field and 35 percent from 3-point range – both numbers that are down from last season.

If the Celtics are going to right the ship in the playoffs, and if they’re going to pull off an upset in the first round, they’re going to need a much more efficient Kemba. The good news is that he’s been trending in the right direction during the last month.