Horford and the 76ers came to terms Sunday on a four-year, $109 million contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
In an unexpected move, Horford will go from one Eastern Conference contender to another after spending the last three years in Boston. He'll be an interesting fit alongside Joel Embiid, but both players are comfortable spacing the floor, and they'll form arguably the best defensive frontcourt in the NBA. With Horford heading into his age-33 season, there's a chance the contract could have negative value in its final years, but the five-time All-Star should help keep the Sixers near the top of the conference, despite losing both J.J. Redick and Jimmy Butler.
Horford, despite prior reports that he was likely to stay with the Celtics, is expected to sign a four-year contract elsewhere, Steven Bulpett of the Boston Herald reports.
In a same-day change of plans, it appears Horford will be moving on from Boston. This is a significant hit for the Celtics, as he's been a cornerstone of the franchise since 2016-17. The Celtics were reportedly ready to offer Horford a three-year deal, but another team has apparently arrived with a four-year offer that could be hard for the 33-year-old to turn down.
Horford will not exercise his player option for the 2019-20 season but wants to sign a new deal with the Celtics this offseason, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Horford will officially be an unrestricted free agent after turning down his $30.1 million option, but unsurprisingly, the big man wants to remain with the Celtics. Chances are Horford is going to sign a more affordable long-term deal with the Celtics at some point in July after free agency begins, but big money offers from other teams could potentially change things for the free agent.
Celtics' executive Danny Ainge said Wednesday that Horford's future in Boston will be a priority this offseason, Jay King of The Athletic reports.
The 33-year-old holds a player option for more than $30 million next season, but Ainge intimated that the team may look to work with Horford on restructuring the deal. That would likely mean tacking on some additional years, while lowering Horford cap hit for the 2019-20 season. At this point, it's unclear if Horford will be receptive to such an agreement, but given his age, it's a solution that could benefit both sides.
Horford finished with nine points (4-13 FG, 1-5 3Pt), seven rebounds, six assists and a steal over 36 minutes in the Celtics' loss to the Bucks on Wednesday.
Horford finished with just nine points in Wednesday's loss, struggling to hit shots from the field. He contributed with solid rebounding and assist totals, but his lack of scoring was most noticeable. The Celtics as a team shot just 31.2 percent from the floor and 17.9 percent from deep en route to getting blown out by 25 points.
Horford totaled 20 points (8-16 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds, five assists and a block over 38 minutes in the Celtics' loss to the Bucks on Monday.
Horford was at it once again on Monday, producing a well-rounded stat line with contributions across multiple categories. Horford has done his part for the Celtics with his work on both ends of the floor, yet Boston has lacked any dominant playmakers who can go toe-to-toe with Giannis Antetokounmpo. With Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum struggling in this series, Milwaukee has stormed back from an 0-1 deficit to lead the series 3-1.
Horford totaled 15 points (6-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt), eight rebounds and three assists over 29 minutes in the Celtics' loss to the Bucks on Tuesday.
Horford had a great line on Tuesday, though he noticeably regressed after a huge Game 1 performance. Horford's five turnovers were uncharacteristic of the steady and efficient big man. Milwaukee unsurprisingly came out aggressive and urgent after dropping Game 1 at home, and Boston was simply outplayed and outhustled. Horford and the Celtics will have a chance to retake the series lead on Friday when the matchup comes to Boston.
Horford finished with 20 points (8-16 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and a steal across 32 minutes in the Celtics' win over the Bucks on Sunday.
Horford put together a massive effort in Sunday's blowout win, doing work on both ends of the court. He scored an efficient 20 points and pulled down 11 boards while swatting three shots. His defense on Giannis Antetokounmpo was probably his most important contribution, and Boston sits pretty with a 1-0 series lead with an impressive road win.
Horford totaled 14 points (4-19 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT), 12 rebounds, and five assists in 33 minutes during Sunday's 110-106 victory over the Pacers.
Horford ended with a double-double Sunday, thankfully saving what was a terrible shooting night. He hit just 4-of-19 from the floor and failed to pick up a defensive stat. The Celtics are now through to the second round of the playoffs where they will likely face the Bucks who are just one victory away from also recording a first-round sweep.
Horford had 16 points (6-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block in 36 minutes during Friday's 104-96 victory over Indiana.
Horford played 36 minutes in Friday's Game 3 victory, showing no lasting effects from an apparent illness that had been hanging around earlier in the week. Horford managed to contribute across the board whilst also holding Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis to a combined 25 points. Boston will be hoping for a repeat performance Sunday with a victory moving them onto the second round where they would await the winner of the Toronto and Orlando series.
Horford (illness) is available to play in Wednesday's playoff game against Indiana, Tom Westerholm of MassLive.com reports.
Horford reportedly emerged with an illness overnight Tuesday and was officially questionable to play Wednesday before the ultimate ruling by the team of his ability to play versus the Pacers. It also doesn't appear that Horford with have his minutes limited in Game 2. Horford will presumably start once again, with Aaron Baynes and Daniel Theis chipping in off the bench Wednesday.
Horford (illness) has been upgraded to available for Wednesday's game against Indiana, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston reports.
As expected, Horford will play Wednesday. The veteran center accumulated 10 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and a steal in the first game of the round one series against Indiana on Sunday.
Horford (illness) is expected to play in Wednesday's Game 2 against the Pacers but will go through warmups before a final decision is made, Celtics play-by-play announcer Sean Grande reports.
While not yet official, all indications are that Horford is going to play through the illness that caused him to appear on Wednesday's injury report. Look for confirmation on the big man's status to come just before tip-off.
Horford is questionable for Wednesday's Game 2 against the Pacers due to an illness.
After a successful Game 1, which saw Horford produce a double-double with five assists and a steal in 32 minutes, he's come down with an illness. He'll likely do what he can to rest until close to tipoff, and there's a chance his availability will come down to a game-time call. If Horford ends up sidelined, coach Brad Stevens would likely turn to Aron Baynes, Daniel Theis and Robert Williams to fill in minutes at center.
Horford (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against Indiana, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports.
Horford missed the season-finale Tuesday due to left knee soreness, which has been hounding the veteran center for the past couple weeks. Look for an update on Horford's availability to come out prior to tipoff Sunday.
Horford won't play Tuesday against the Wizards due to left knee soreness, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston reports.
The Celtics will be without their enter starting five in the final regular-season game, likely in an effort to gain rest for their key guys. Horford should be ready to roll for the first game of the postseason.
Horford (knee) will be available Sunday against Orlando.
Horford has been nursing a sore knee for the last several weeks, but he's only missed three games in that span, and he'll be on the floor for the fourth consecutive contest Sunday. Horford played 27 minutes in Friday's win over Indiana, finishing with 11 points and seven rebounds.
Horford (knee) is probable for Sunday's matchup against the Magic, Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Horford continues to deal with left knee soreness, but it's nothing that should prevent him from playing Sunday. He played 27 minutes Friday against the Pacers, posting 11 points, seven boards, two assists, one block and one steal.
Horford (knee) is probable Friday against the Pacers, Jay King of The Athletic reports.
Knee soreness continues to plague the veteran, but he'll likely still take the court Friday. Over his past four appearances, he's averaging 19.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.3 blocks in 32.8 minutes.
Horford will play and start in Wednesday's game against the Heat, Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe reports.
Horford was hit with a probably tag Tuesday with knee soreness, but it looks like that was just precautionary. With Horford being in the starting lineup yet again Wednesday, the expectation is that the big man will be a full go in Miami. Horford just put up a triple-double of 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists across 34 minutes at home against the Heat on Monday.
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