In the summer of 2019, Al Horford opted out of his deal with the Boston Celtics and signed a four-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. Back in March, it was revealed he and the OKC Thunder agreed that the best course of action for both parties is for Horford to sit out the remainder of the season.
At 34, the Thunder saw no point in risking Horford getting injured playing meaningless games as the team heads towards the bottom of the standings.
On Friday, the team sent him back home in a trade with the Boston Celtics for Kemba Walker, a 2021 first-round pick and a 2025 second-round draft pick.
Horford’s sister, Anna, went on Twitter to share her thoughts on the deal.
It’s fair to say Anna is excited that her brother will be back in Boston, as she tweeted “We’re back baby.”
During his first stint with the team, Horford averaged 13.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game over a three-year span. Things are not expected to be the same since head coach Brad Stevens is no longer the head coach.