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Celtics reportedly to sign Al Horford for next season at full salary

 According to Brian Robb of MassLive.com, The Boston Celtics are expected to sign forward/center, Al Horford, for the fully-guaranteed sum of $26.5 million.



Plenty of NBA contract incentives are tied to individual accomplishments, however, Horford negotiated one here tied purely to team success. By making the NBA Finals, Horford has his 2022-23 salary guarantee jump from $14.5 million to $19.5 million.

It would appear that Horford's solid 2021-22 season, and the fact his guarantee jump increased to $19.5 million, both played roles in the decision. Beyond that, it is difficult to imagine Boston having the success it experienced minus "Affable Al".

I have seen no verification of Robb's statement, but if the "League sources" are correct, or if the Celtics win the NBA Finals, he will be getting that full $26.5 million figure next season (per Brian Robb):

Horford will get the full $26.5 million in his contract guaranteed if the Celtics win the NBA Finals. However, the veteran big man will not need to wait that long to secure that big number. League sources tell MassLive that the Celtics are expected to bring Horford back and guarantee the full $26.5 million no matter what happens in the NBA Finals after a sensational regular season by the 35-year-old followed up by one of the best postseasons of his career.

Making the NBA Finals this season was the first for Al Horford. It would be great to see him back in the Beantown pack for 2022-23.




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