Celtics signal Al Horford to contract extension – NBA Weblog
The Boston Celtics have signed middle Al Horford to a contract extension.
Per the Boston Herald, “the C’s didn’t disclose phrases of the deal, however in response to a number of reviews, it’s a two-year, $20 million extension that may hold Horford in Boston via the 2024-25 season, when he turns 39. The middle’s $26.5 million wage for 2022-23 now turns into absolutely assured with the deal.”
Horford (6-9, 240) has appeared in 295 video games (all begins) with the Celtics and averaged 12.5 factors, 7.1 rebounds, and 4.2 assists whereas capturing 49.5 % from the sector throughout his two stints with the group from 2016-2019 and rejoined the staff previous to the 2021-22 season.
“Al is such an essential a part of our staff,” stated Brad Stevens, President of Basketball Operations. “He’s a high-level participant who enhances everybody round him on each ends of the court docket. His work ethic, dedication to his physique and craft, and his unselfishness set a every day instance on tips on how to win huge within the NBA. His management has had a big effect on the coaches and gamers he’s competed alongside right here in Boston, and we’re excited that he and his household are selecting to stay Celtics for years to return.”
Extra from the Herald: “Horford will now successfully make $46.5 million over the subsequent three seasons, a good deal for a participant who’s turn into integral to their championship aspirations.”
The five-time NBA All-Star has appeared in 968 profession video games (958 begins) throughout his 16-year profession with Atlanta, Boston, Oklahoma Metropolis, and Philadelphia, throughout which he has averaged 13.6 factors on 51.5 % capturing, 8.1 rebounds, and three.3 assists in 32.2 minutes per sport. He’s one among 4 energetic NBA gamers with a minimum of 13,000 factors, 7,500 rebounds, and three,000 assists.
“Boston has turn into a house to me and my household as my teammates and I proceed to try in direction of successful Banner 18,” stated Celtics middle Al Horford.
Since being named to the 2008 NBA All-Rookie first staff, Horford has collected All-NBA third staff (2010-11) and All-Defensive second staff (2017-2018) honors whereas reaching the NBA Playoffs 13 instances.