Al Horford Agrees to $113M Max Deal With Boston Celtics
After the Atlanta Hawks signed Dwight Howard, free agent center Al Horford chooses to sign with the Boston Celtics.
According to ESPN, Horford has agreed to terms with Boston on a four-year max deal worth $113 million and includes a player option after the third year.
The All-Star also revealed the news on Twitter, tweeting "Celtic Pride", alongside a number of shamrock emojis.
Celtic Pride!!!!!! 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀
— Al Horford (@Al_Horford) July 2, 2016
Horford was one of the most sought-after free agents this summer.
The Celtics had room for two max-contract free agents this summer, and also met with Kevin Durant on Saturday night. Adding Horford makes Boston a contender in the Eastern Conference, after recording 48 wins last season.
Horford has played his entire nine-year career in Atlanta, which drafted him third overall in 2007. Last season, he averaged 15.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists.