For the first time in a long time, the Boston Celtics landed a “big-time” free agent this off-season in the form of the 9-year veteran Al Horford. Most people, including myself, would not classify Horford as a franchise-altering free agent (i.e. a Kevin Durant who the Celtics were almost able to sign thanks to the greatest living American, Tom Brady) however Horford and the Celtics seem to believe that they are a perfect fit, which is half the battle in seeing a return on a 4 year $113 million dollar investment. Horford also expressed his excitement to be in Boston this past Tuesday at the Celtics first official practice,
“Looking at my career at this point, I'm going into my 10th year and want to be able to be a part of something special and win a championship. With the type of guys that we have here, we have that possibility, and that's something I wanted to be a part of.”
It’s all sunshine and high hopes for this Celtics team as of now, but still without a clear-cut superstar they are very limited. As of now it’s hard to envision them getting past Lebron in the playoffs.