In the past couple of minutes, it was announced via Al Horford's Twitter account that he would be signing with the Boston Celtics to a max deal. The deal is reportedly worth four-years and $113 million.
Last season, with the Atlanta Hawks, Horford averaged 15.2 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game. After meeting with Horford, it was thought that the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards were the frontrunners to land the talented big man.
However, it was reported less than an hour ago by Adrian Wojnarowski, who is the best in the business when it comes to announcing free agent signings in the NBA, that Boston and Washington were rapidly losing momentum. It was believed that the Atlanta Hawks were going to try and trade Paul Millsap in order to create the necessary cap space to re-sign Horford, which was lost when they signed Dwight Howard last night. Fortunately for the Celtics, surprisingly, Wojnarowski could not have been more wrong and the Celtics were able to land the biggest free agent in their historic franchise's history.
Could this deal help with the momentum of signing Kevin Durant, who was wowed by Tom Brady, among others, at the Celtics' meeting with him in the Hamptons today? Time will tell..