Celtics news: Al Horford expresses gratitude for former teammates Jae Crowder and Isaiah Thomas after trade with Cavs
Boston Celtics big man Al Horford isn’t about to just forget the times he’s shared on the parquetted floor of TD Garden with former teammates Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder, who were traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers last Tuesday.
Horford put up an appreciation post on his Instagram account, expressing his gratitude for Thomas and Crowder, who both had roles in luring Horford to Beantown during last year’s free agency.
Respeto a estos dos compañeros de equipo. Ellos fueron dos jugadores que me reclutaron durante agencia libre y siempre vi su entrega al equipo desde el primer día. Todas las noches que salimos a jugar siempre dieron el 100% no sólo por el equipo, pero por lo que lo Celtics representan. Les deseo lo mejor en esta nueva etapa de sus carreras. Go Celtics!☘️☘️☘️Much respect for these guys. They recruited me to come play to Boston and I'm a witness of how hard they played and competed not only for the team, but everything That being a Celtic embodies. Wish you guys the best on your new journey. Go Celtics! ☘️
Although the 2015-16 Celtics squad failed to reach the ultimate goal of winning the franchise’s first NBA Title since 2008, Horford and the Celtics were able to put together a 53-29 slate — the team’s best record since going 56-26 during the 2010-11 campaign.
With Thomas acting as the team’s heart and soul, Crowder providing a little bit of everything, and Horford playing the five position effectively, the Celtics managed to earn a top seed in the playoffs, where they were stopped by the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.
While there’s certainly bitterness on Horford’s side after seeing Thomas and Crowder get sent to a rival, he’ll always be a friend to the two, who he now considers family.