July 2, 2016, 4:03 pm
The Celtics and Wizards are “falling back” on Al Horford, “with the belief that a deal can be reached” by the Hawks to re-sign the unrestricted free agent.
We’re not sure what this means for Paul Millsap but it sends ripples through the free agent market if it holds up, as Horford was being pursued by many of the teams in the Kevin Durant chase. If the Hawks come out of this market with 2-of-3 between Millsap, Horford and Kent Bazemore it will seem like a win, but spending all that money on Dwight Howard has a big chance of haunting them.
Sources: Hawks preparing a full max offer to keep Al Horford. Kent Bazemore among those strongly recruiting Al Horford to stay in Atlanta.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) July 2, 2016