Rockets were Al Horford’s second choice in free agency
During last summer’s free agency, one of the more coveted players was former Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford. He received a lot of interest from teams before eventually choosing to sign a four-year $113 million deal with the Boston Celtics.
When his team visited the Houston Rockets on Monday night, Horford admitted that he really considered playing for them and they were his second choice.
“I really considered coming here as well. Them and Boston and Washington, but especially here and Boston, were probably the two teams I was really, really looking at. So, just a lot to consider. A really good team, but at the end of the day I just felt like I was better off being in Boston.”
The 30-year-old Florida product also mentioned some Rockets players, from past and present, that made his decision harder to make, and even his father wanted him to play for them.
Horford cited Harden, Alexander, Olajuwon and Drexler for making the decision difficult, but his father Tito pushed hardest.
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It’s definitely a good thought for the Rockets that they were considered by Horford last summer as it will only bolster their confidence for when they make future pitches to other big name free agents.