Al Horford signing four-year, $113 million deal with Celtics

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Al Horford signing four-year, $113 million deal with Celtics
Saturday July 2nd, 2016

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Free agent Al Horford has agreed to sign with the Boston Celtics on a four-year, $113 million deal, The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. Horford confirmed the news on Twitter.

The Celtics reportedly met with Horford, 30, on Friday night and intended to offer him a max contract without regard to their position in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes. The Thunder and Wizards were also reportedly interested in signing Horford.

On Saturday, Atlanta made a big push for Horford, offering him a max contract and getting some recruiting help from Kent Bazemore, according to Sheridan Hoops’ Mike Scotto

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According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Horford ultimately “relented” on their push after the two sides were $6 million apart.

The 6' 10" center has played his entire nine-year career for the Hawks since they selected him with the No. 3 pick of the 2007 NBA draft.


Over that span he has averaged 14.3 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists. He has been selected to four All-Star teams, including both of the past two years. 

– Kenny Ducey and Erin Flynn

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