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Al Horford to Boston (Four years, $113M)

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by batkins, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. batkins

    batkins Contributing Member

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">League source: Horford to Boston.</p>&mdash; David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) <a href="https://twitter.com/daldridgetnt/status/749380918196916225">July 2, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Al Horford plans to sign a four-year, $113M deal with the Boston Celtics, league sources tells <a href="https://twitter.com/TheVertical">@TheVertical</a>.</p>&mdash; Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA/status/749380992025133057">July 2, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Celtic Pride!!!!!! </p>&mdash; Al Horford (@Al_Horford) <a href="https://twitter.com/Al_Horford/status/749381033968099329">July 2, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    28 mil per for an old horford..wow
     
  4. batkins

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    I just don't see the appeal of Boston unless KD is going there.
     
  5. samtaylor

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    KD has more thinking to do now
     
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    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    mass. pride!!!!
     
  7. hoopster325

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    Yuck, we're returning to an era of the annoying Boston Celtic fan once again.
     
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    So, a good young coach and a bunch of young players can attract a big name free agent? Interesting.
     
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    ATL lowballed him, they have no one to blame but themselves

    smh
     
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    but they don't have harden! what am I missing?
     
  11. hoopster325

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    All in all, Boston is a first class organization that has done everything right in terms of rebuilding efforts. Finally got their star player and they should become a VERY good defensive team next season.

    Just hate Boston sports fans.
     
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    Bud ends up worse than last year too at this point...

    Btw, Horford 27x - Anderson 20x...smh...
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Bottom line, Horford did not want to play with Howard. End of story</p>&mdash; Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) <a href="https://twitter.com/ZachKleinWSB/status/749384658727624704">July 2, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    1. They had a better record.
    2. They are in the East.
    3. They are a young and rising team.
     
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    Had a feeling that Boston was a real spot for Horford. Dont think they also pull Kevin Durant (whom I believe stays with OKC on a 1+1 deal).

    Horford was never going to push our team over the hump either. OK player. This is a gamble the Celtics are taking...one that could restart a storied franchise.

    Finally...Buck Foston...
     
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    Sizeable Dominican population as somebody speculated awhile back. Maybe the Rox can trade Ariza there and get back solid piece or two?
     
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    Can't believe he chose Celtics over us. They don't even have a star. The rockets have really fallen in the eyes of FAs.
     
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    Apparently Durant was involved in trying to get Horford to the Thunder. Durant isnt leaving if hes putting in effort like that.
     
  19. hoopster325

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    I don't know, I think he has as good of a chance of making the NBA finals on Boston as he does in OKC now (given he has to overcome the Warriors/Spurs in the West and just Cleveland in the East).

    Thomas/Rozier
    Bradley/Smart
    Crowder/Brown
    Durant/Johnson/Sully
    Horford/Olynyk

    Thats one deep team. Plus they have like 6-7 other young assets they could trade now for another solid player or two.
     
  20. batkins

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    Maybe since Boston has so many players capable of playing Center Horford will be be able to play Power Forward.
     
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