Al Horford reacts to getting traded back to Celtics
On Friday, the Boston Celtics sent away Kemba Walker in Brad Stevens’ first move in his new position. They dealt Walker to the Oklahoma City Thunder and got Moses Brown and a reunion with Al Horford. After the trade, Horford shared his thoughts via Instagram, and it seems Horford is ecstatic to be going back to Boston.
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Horford spent three seasons with the Celtics from 2016-2018 before going to the Philadelphia 76ers and then eventually being traded to the Thunder, where he played in just 28 games after both parties agreed to shut him down as they went through a youthful movement. Horford sent a tweet thanking the Thunder organization for his time there.
Thank you to Clay Bennett, Sam Presti, Mark Daigneault, my teammates and the entire Thunder organization for their professionalism during my time in Oklahoma City. While it was short, it was first class all the way and me and my family are extremely thankful and appreciative.
— Al Horford (@Al_Horford) June 18, 2021
Now, he is back with Boston and should play a role with them next season, although the lack of a head coach might make that difficult to infer for the time being. Despite his limited role with the Thunder this past season, he still managed to average 14.2 points per game with 6.7 rebounds and proved that he can still contribute, even at the age of 35.
So, unfinished business definitely for Horford as he goes back to Boston and they aim to make a run in the Eastern Conference with Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart leading the way– for now. With Stevens calling the shots, who knows what will happen next, but Horford is elated to be returning to Boston.