Any hopes of Al Horford re-signing with the Boston Celtics were dashed as the All-Star forward has joined forces with Joel Embiid.
You close all your doors and scream. Then you move on and hope Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has something up his sleeve to counter the move made by Philly.
And while you try to convince yourself the 33-year-old power forward is average, as the fourth star on a Philadelphia team that took the Toronto Raptors to final seconds of Game 7, folks Al Horford may just put the 76ers over the top in the East.
That’s why there was still a glimpse of hope the Kemba Walker signing would redirect his attention to Boston. Even with a mystery team in the mix, the idea was that all the sign-and-trade maneuvering the Celtics were rumored to be involved in to free up some cash was to Horford back.
But then Adrian Wojnarowski dropped this Woj bomb that dashed any hope of Horford playing out his career in Boston:
First, good for Al Horford for getting his money at this point in his career. It’s well deserved, and we can only applaud the player.
It’s going to be hard to hate the ultimate professional that is Horford but seeing him in a 76ers uniform playing next to the one and only Joel Embiid stings. While emotions are bittersweet, here are three thoughts on the surprise signing and how it impacts the Boston Celtics.