After choosing not to opt into the final year of his deal with the Boston Celtics, Al Horford did not have to wait long to find a new team. In fact, he's staying in the northeast-- and in contention.
Horford is reportedly signing a four-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers worth $109 million, per Adrian Wojnarowski. This comes after the Sixers sent Jimmy Butler to the Miami Heat for guard Josh Richardson, saw JJ Redick sign with New Orleans, and kept Tobias Harris in the fold on a massive five-year deal.
Just like that, Joel Embiid's nemesis will be playing alongside him in Philadelphia.
The Horford contract will include $97 million guaranteed, with $12 million in bonuses, writes Woj.
Horford's trademark defense, rebounding, passing, and outside shot will earn him all that money. His 13.6 points on 53% shooting last season prove he still has plenty left in the tank despite not playing the part of a primary scorer.
The fit in Philadelphia seems a bit questionable given how big they are, and the team now has even less three-point shooting now with Redick and Butler gone. But the Sixers will now have a pack of big men that may be without an equal anywhere in the league.