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And the Celtics most-impactful free agent signing since 2010 is .........?

 Yes, ESPN's Tim Bontemps voted the Celtics signing of Al Horford in 2016 as their most-impactful free agent signing since 2010. And Bontemps makes a good case for the positive impact the "Dominican Gentleman" has had on the franchise.


Boston Celtics

Al Horford, 2016
Four years, $113 million

It's easy to forget now, but in 2016 after Durant signed with the Golden State Warriors, Horford was down to two choices to sign as a free agent: with the Washington Wizards, or the Celtics. His decision to sign with Boston helped tip the balance of power in the East for years to come, as he has become a fixture of Boston's many deep playoff runs since then, while the Wizards failed to beat the Celtics in the second round in 2017 and haven't been back to the playoffs since. -- Tim Bontemps

The Green may not have Banner 18 flying in the rafters, but they have been "in the thick of things" for many seasons since 2010, and Al Horford has played a major role in that. I doubt even Danny Ainge would think of sending Al back to Philly in a deal for James Harden. "Nasty work", indeed!


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