The Boston Celtics got their man. Might another be joining him?
Despite the most recent momentum suggesting that Al Horford was leaning toward returning to the Atlanta Hawks, basketball’s marquee free agent big man announced his intentions to sign with Boston on Saturday night.
The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski provided details of Horford’s agreed upon contract mere seconds after the 30 year old pledged allegiance to green and gold.
All indications before nightfall were that the four-time All-Star was planning to leave Atlanta. Not only were the Hawks without cap space after agreeing to large deals with Dwight Howard and Kent Bazemore, but they supposedly hadn’t offered Horford a contract worth the full five year maximum amount allowable.