Al Horford found his mystery team and it’s the Philadelphia 76ers. The two agreed to a four-year, $109 million dollar deal, as first reported by ESPN.
Horford opted out of his $30.1 million player option with the Boston Celtics last week and many speculated that he had another $100 million dollar contract secured but couldn’t pinpoint the team.
The Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings were all connected to the five-time All-Star but went in other directions at the opening of free agency.
Horford averaged 13.5 points, 7 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game during his three seasons with the Boston Celtics. Last season he averaged 13.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game in 68 games played. He now joins a talented 76ers team that has lost Jimmy Butler and J.J. Redick in free agency but still has Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Tobias Harris.
The interesting twist to all of this is how will Philadelphia utilize Embiid and Horford on the floor together, but that’s why they have head coach Brett Brown.