July 1, 2016, 8:27 pm
Al Horford held meetings with four teams on Friday and is going to make his free agency decision over the weekend, and ESPN reports that the Hawks are trying to trade for cap space so they can keep Horford.
Zach Lowe writes that it’s a long shot and yes it would have been great if they didn’t agree so expensively with Dwight Howard because that would solve a lot. The five teams vying for Horford are the Hawks, Thunder, Rockets, Celtics and the Wizards popped up in this most recent report. It’s going to take a max deal and he’s the biggest domino left on the board right now.
Update: The Hawks have yet to offer Al Horford the “full max” according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN. We’re not sure if they can’t or they won’t but they’re officially begging to lose the guy.
Hawks have yet to offer the full max to Al Horford, per sources. https://t.co/IOqlvTCE5U
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 2, 2016