REPORT: Sixers sign Al Horford to four-year deal


The NBA Free Agency rollercoaster is firing on all cylinders, with loop-de-loops and constant twists and turns. Moments after it was announced that the Sixers had signed and traded Jimmy Butler to the Miami Heat, ESPN announced that veteran center Al Horford has signed a four-year deal with Philadelphia.

The 33-year old has spent the last three years in Boston, averaging 13.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game last season. The Sixers needed a backup center behind Joel Embiid and there may not be a better option on the market than the man who averaged 15.1 points and 7 boards in 46 playoff games during his time with the Celtics.

It’s a lot of money, but it makes sense for the Sixers to really begin filling out this team with long-term pieces that the youth can develop behind.

We’ll have much more on the free agency carousel as it begins to slow down. Hold your breath Sixers fans!

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