Boston Celtics: 3 takeaways from Al Horford opting out

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1. Loss of a veteran presence

After last season it is clear that the Boston Celtics need someone who will keep his teammates in line. Someone who has been in the NBA for a decent amount of time and knows about the ups and downs of the regular season.

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Al Horford is that guy and the Celtics need him now more than ever.

They may be professional athletes, but some of the Celtics best players are kids. Jayson Tatum and I are the same age, but our bank accounts couldn’t be more different.

The pressure that is on these guys is insane. All eyes are on them and one mistake has the capability of following you for the rest of your career.

Horford is a great guy who can show young players the ropes. He can teach them how to adjust to NBA life.

Also Horford has played for a long time. He has a bevy of basketball knowledge. Horford can only help your team get better.