Al Horford Met With Four Teams On Friday

10:52pm: While the Hawks remain involved in the Horford sweepstakes, they have yet to offer him the full max, according to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com.

10:30pm: The Hawks committed more than $140MM to Kent Bazemore and Dwight Howard on Friday, greatly reducing the odds of Al Horford returning to Atlanta. For his part, Horford also had a busy July 1st, having held free agent meetings with four teams, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (via Twitter).

Earlier in the day, we heard that the Celtics were among the teams to meet with Horford in Atlanta today, and Boston was expected to put a maximum-salary offer on the table for the free agent big man. Wojnarowski adds the Rockets and Wizards to the list of teams to meet with Horford today, though the identity of the fourth team isn’t known — it’s possible it was the Hawks, though the Thunder and several other teams are also believed to be in the hunt.

According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com (via Twitter), the Hawks haven’t backed out of the Horford sweepstakes quite yet, even after striking $70MM deals with Bazemore and Howard. Windhorst reports that Atlanta has been involved in trade talks that would help the team clear the space necessary to bring back Horford, if he wants to return, and Wojnarowski confirms (via Twitter) that the Hawks’ contract negotiations with Horford have been ongoing.

Windhorst didn’t name any specific players as trade candidates for Atlanta, but I would think Tiago Splitter and his $8.55MM cap hit would be at or near the top of the list. A Paul Millsap deal is a possibility as well. Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com reports (via Twitter) that a trade involving Millsap and Suns draft picks has been “pondered” in recent days.

Per Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders (Twitter link), the Celtics had apparently hoped to secure an agreement with Horford and then bring him to their meeting with Kevin Durant on Saturday. However, it doesn’t appear Horford will decide on his destination tonight — Wojnarowski says that decision will likely happen over the weekend sometime.

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aarongill
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aarongill
2 months 23 days ago

Mystery team Lakers? I hope. I’m still mad about the Mozgod deal.

Casey
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Casey
2 months 23 days ago

hahah. I’m sure durant secretly met with the Lakers too.

cjh815
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cjh815
2 months 23 days ago

No sorry no he didn’t

cjh815
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cjh815
2 months 23 days ago

And Horford didn’t either

cjh815
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cjh815
2 months 23 days ago

Also with the talks that Durant had great meeting with clippers. They will have to trade griffin or Jordan to make it happen like aside the other day. I have Meg 6 team trade that could get clippers both Durant and maybe either horford or anderson . If you like to hear it go to articular about Durant, anderson,mahinmi

Connorsoxfan
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Connorsoxfan
2 months 22 days ago

They actually don’t have to trade Griffin or Jordan…

Chris815
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Chris815
2 months 22 days ago

Hay what about this idea wizards get horford to sign to play power forward 4 years and then get wade to sign a 3 year deal to play small forward then trade gortat , Morris and I throw in porter to and 3 first round pics Sacramento for cousins , curry , I cousins and Cauley stein .
A starting line up of
Cousins
Horford ,
Wade
Beal
Wall
And bench of
Cauley-stein
Curry
I. Cousins
Oubre
White
Satourzsky
Roberts
Sign couple other guys that would worse team I heard of

Connorsoxfan
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Connorsoxfan
2 months 22 days ago

That’s not enough for Cousins and Cauley Stein alone I don’t think, and Curry is a free agent.

Chris815
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Chris815
2 months 22 days ago

First off Seth curry is a restrict free agent. 2 me hate to inform you look at the bottom . 3rd off all also hate to inform you. But 2 years ago wizards and kings where in talk to make a s similar deal but are gm at last moment decided not to make the deal because he was worried they won’t have enough $ to sign Durant . Under the cap. So do your research don’t rely rely on the media

JT19
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JT19
2 months 22 days ago

Two years ago?!? Two years ago the Warriors were going to trade Klay Thompson for Kevin Love, but no one (except Cleveland) would do that deal today.

jak9dmb
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jak9dmb
2 months 22 days ago

unlikely. I doubt Wade wants to at SF, and can’t find someone to pay big $ at SG. Plus, no way Sac makes that trade, even if it was for just Cousins they’d say no. they turned down bigger offers from Boston for just Cousins already

Chris815
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Chris815
2 months 22 days ago

Hate to inform you look at bottom . Here this part again . 2 years ago the wizards and king where in talks to send cousin to Washington in a similar deal but are gm decided at last moment not to make the deal because he started to worry they would not have enough $ to make the trade and sign Durant . So do your research better . Don’t just rely on the Media .

Chris815
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Chris815
2 months 22 days ago

Wow think of this team
C-D cousins
C. Roberts
C Perkins
Pf horford
Pf Cauley- stein
Pf white
Sf wade
Sf oubre
Sf Beasley
Pg wall
Pg curry
Pg Vasquez
Sg beal
Sg I cousins
Sg satorasky
Not bad team I say

Cam
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Cam
2 months 22 days ago

Wake up dude you’re dreaming.

bsteady powers
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bsteady powers
2 months 22 days ago

What in your messed up head makes u think the Kings will give U Cousins and Cauley Stein for nothing? News flash: the Wizards aren’t signing a bunch of players and you’re not winning a championship

Chris815
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Chris815
2 months 22 days ago
First off do I have to explain this again . The reason for this . Bye the way before I do this again . 2 years ago there was a trade in he works that would have been a similar deal , but are gm decided at the last min. To not make the deal because he was worried it would affect the chance to sign Durant $. So here we go again 1st off Gortat is a top 10 center. And if you don’t be leave me here is his stats . Ow so there no misunderstanding these are… Read more »
JT19
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JT19
2 months 22 days ago
Let’s imagine you’re the Wizards and have Cousins. And Sacramento comes a calling offering Gooden, Gortat, Morris, etc. As the hypothetical Wizards GM, would you take that offer? If you can say yes (which would be crazy) then I could start to take your opinion more seriously. You fail to realize (since you barely even read other people’s comments) is that all your trade ideas are crazy because they are extremely biased. It’s like you expect other teams to trade their best players for a bag of basketballs just because you’re a Wizards fan. But knowing you, you’ll only read… Read more »
Hawksman
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Hawksman
2 months 22 days ago

Horford will go back to Atlanta…..to much money left on the table if he leaves

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