One of Joel Embiid's toughest opponents over the past couple of seasons will be joining forces with Embiid in the frontcourt.
Al Horford has agreed to a four-year, $109 million deal with the Sixers, a team source confirmed. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news. Horford's contract has $97 million guaranteed and $12 million in bonuses.
The 33-year-old Horford is a five-time All-Star. He averaged 13.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game over the past three seasons as a center for the Celtics. Those numbers don't do justice to his impact, as Sixers fans know.
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Horford is a stellar defensive player who gave Embiid trouble in their matchups. He's shot 37.1 percent from three-point range in the last four seasons and will likely be asked to stretch the floor as a power forward in Philadelphia alongside Embiid in addition to backing him up.
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