Al Horford

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  • Al Horford
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    The Sixers have announced the signing of Al Horford.

    Horford will be making $97 million guaranteed over the next four years, with the potential to earn another $12 million in bonuses. The Sixers have decided to really revamp things with a brand new look, and a frontcourt of Horford and Joel Embiid is one that few around the league can match. Spacing figures to be cramped once again but the Sixers are shaping up as an elite defensive outfit, and perhaps having someone as selfless and sharp as Horford can help keep things flowing on offense. Fantasy-wise, it seems safe to pencil Horford in for a step backwards considering how much usage Philly's young stars command, but it shouldn't be anything too drastic.

    Source: Philadelphia 76ers on Twitter

  • Al Horford
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Per Derek Bodner of The Athletic, Al Horford’s contract with the Sixers contains $97 million guaranteed, with the final $12 million as a partial guarantee in the fourth year of the deal.

    The big news of this is that if Horford’s play starts to decline as he ages into the final years of his deal, the Sixers can get out of his contract easier, either by eating some money or by trade if they so wish. That’s a few years down the road, and right now Horford is looking to make a terrorizing frontcourt pairing next to Joel Embiid. Horford’s value may drop with his new team, but he should still be highly productive, especially with Embiid’s penchant for DNP’s.

    Source: Derek Bodner on Twitter

  • Al Horford
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Al Horford is taking his game to the Sixers after agreeing to sign a four-year deal worth $109 million, as per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    The Sixers busted out the checkbook on this one for sure, especially since it's for an aging albeit talented big man like Horford. That said, his on-court savvy and experience should go a long way towards keeping the Sixers highly competitive in the East.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Al Horford
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Despite reports that indicate Boston is moving pieces around to make room for him, sources close to Al Horford say that he will not return to Boston according to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald.

    Good luck trying to figure this one out. The Celtics are making very real moves in the form of a Terry Rozier sign-and-trade, in what has been reported, to specifically make room to re-sign Al Horford. It is unclear what contingency they would have if they fail to bring him to the space they are creating for him. Stay Tuned.

    Source: Steve Bulpett on Twitter

  • Al Horford
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Per Keith Smith of Yahoo! Sports, the Celtics are progressively looking into making a series of sign-and-trade deals to enable them to re-sign Al Horford, while also keeping their MLE.

    Horford and the Celtics were seemingly going their separate ways after they broke off negotiations last week. Maybe the rumored commitment from Kemba Walker changed both parties mindsets, but we'll have to wait-and-see what comes of this. Even if the Celtics open up room for Horford, there is no guarantee he will re-sign as the 33-year old big man is getting interest from a host of teams.

    Source: Keith Smith on Twitter

  • Al Horford
    PF, Boston Celtics

    As talk of Al Horford to the Kings has died down, Sam Amick of The Athletic and Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer have heard that the Celtics could be the mystery team in the Horford sweepstakes.

    Horford was set to move on from Boston with Kyrie Irving leaving and big deals waiting for him on the open market, but perhaps he's changed his mind with Kemba Walker's commitment to the Celtics. A return would once again put Boston near the top of the East, and while it would take a lot of shuffling to open up the money that Horford will sign for, it's not impossible.

    Source: Sam Amick on Twitter

  • Al Horford
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Sam Amick of The Athletic is hearing that the Kings are under the impression that Al Horford is headed elsewhere in free agency.

    The Kings have been the most talked-about suitor for Horford and plan to make him a massive offer in free agency. The big man is said to be looking at a four-year deal worth over $110 million, so we'll have to see who ponies up if it isn't the Kings — who have room to make that happen without additional transactions. The Sixers, Mavs and Pelicans have all been connected to Horford to some extent.

    Source: Sam Amick on Twitter

  • Al Horford
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee is reporting that the Kings are set to make a 'massive' offer to Al Horford once free agency kicks off on Sunday.

    The Kings have been known to be on the front lines of the center market, and there is no bigger available name than Horford at that position. The report goes on to say that Horford has scheduled no other meetings today and has a mutual interest in the team. This move would all but assure that the Kings are ready to contend for a playoff spot next season after a strong showing from their young core last year. Stay tuned.

    Source: Jason Anderson on Twitter

  • Al Horford
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Marc Stein reports that Al Horford followed the accounts of Jrue Holiday and Zion Williamson on Instagram, but the Pelicans appear to not have any interest in signing the veteran big man.

    A following on IG appears to be enough to fan the flames of any embers of news these days. We can take it with a grain of salt, since it isn't uncommon for players to follow other players' social media accounts. Horford, who just turned 33, does not really fit the Pelicans' timeline, so it's not likely anything that should be considered as a serious link between the two parties.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Al Horford
    PF, Boston Celtics

    The Pelicans are interested in free agent Al Horford, per Marc Stein of the New York Times.

    Horford is in demand and has been connected to the Mavs, Sixers, Kings, Lakers and Clippers. It's also been said that Horford is sitting on a four-year offer worth more than $110 million, and Stein adds here that the Pelicans are worried they may be outbid — perhaps that big offer is not coming from them. As an aside, Horford followed Jrue Holiday and Zion Williamson on Instagram lately. Read into that what you will.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Luka Doncic
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Zach Lowe reported on Friday night that the Mavericks are focusing on mid-tier free agents over big fish.

    The Mavs have been linked to several big names as free agency draws near like Kemba Walker and Al Horford, but based on this report from Lowe it seems recent rumors suggesting their interest in Nikola Mirotic are more likely.

    Source: Zach Lowe on ESPN

  • Al Horford
    PF, Boston Celtics

    ESPN is reporting that the Kings and Sixers are among the surprise bidders who have emerged for Al Horford.

    Horford has already been connected to the Pelicans and Mavs. Sacramento needs a center and Horford would be a tremendous addition given his basketball IQ and all-around skill set, though how he fits with the lightning-quick Kings is a tougher question. Windhorst mentions Brook Lopez and Nikola Vucevic as other centers the team might pursue. The Sixers would likely only pursue Horford if they lost Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris, though the fact that they could take away Joel Embiid's kryptonite by signing Horford would definitely be an added benefit. Even as he ages, Horford is going to be getting a big contract this summer.

    Source: ESPN

  • Al Horford
    F/C, Boston Celtics

    Marc Stein is hearing that Al Horford will have an offer of four years and $112 million waiting for him in free agency but that such a contract will not be coming from the Mavs.

    Dallas has been treated as the frontrunner in the Horford sweepstakes but that's a lot of term to a player who is approaching his mid-thirties, and they might prefer to save some cash for down the line when Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis form a duo that can attract superstar talents. The Clippers and Lakers were also rumored to be interested in Horford, but there figure to be plenty of teams in the mix that we don't know about yet.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Al Horford
    F/C, Boston Celtics

    Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer is reporting that the Mavs, Lakers and Clippers have all shown interest in Al Horford, with some of O'Connor's sources indicating that the Mavs are the frontrunners.

    Horford was expected to re-sign with the Celtics but the two didn't appear to be aligned in what they wanted moving forward, and rumors have Horford set to cash in on a four-year deal worth more than $100 million. He is an extremely malleable player who does almost everything at a high level, and his availability drastically changes the open market. Horford is a fit on just about any team build and should have no problem commanding a big offer come June 30. He'd be a fantastic pickup for any of the three teams mentioned, and his fit in Dallas next to two young, do-it-all stars would be great entertainment.

    Source: The Ringer

  • Al Horford
    F/C, Boston Celtics

    A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston, is reporting that a team to keep an eye on in the Al Horford sweepstakes is the Nets.

    Horford is close to head coach Kenny Atkinson while the team has the cap space to offer him a max contract but this is simply a rumor at this point. The belief around the league is that Horford already knows there is a four-year contract worth in excess of $100 million waiting out there for him on June 30h and that’s why his negotiations with the Celtics fell apart. The sudden appearance of the Dominican center in the free agent market seems to have caught many of us off guard but it’s likely that some NBA teams have been preparing for this turn of events.

    Source: A. Sherrod Blakely on Twitter