Remember when the Philadelphia 76ers signed Al Horford so he would not dominate them in the playoffs every year? Horford had Joel Embiid’s number during his years with the Boston Celtics. They were supposed to team up and form a dominant front-court but that has been a huge disaster.
Horford signed a four-year, $109 million contract with the 76ers. He is only one year into the contract. There are still three left. It does not matter. The best thing for Philly to do is to find a way to dump this salary.
Horford averaged 11.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game last season while shooting 45% from the field. He played in an ill-fitting role alongside Embiid that put him out of position from what made him thrive with the Boston Celtics—- playing a traditional center role.
It might be difficult to find a trade partner to take on this salary, but this is a strange offseason. There are plenty of teams in need of a big man and Horford could benefit from a change of scenery.
The 76ers need to do something here. Getting rid of some bad contracts is step one. Horford, and Tobias Harris, should both be on the trading block this offseason.
If the Philadelphia 76ers are actively searching to move Al Horford, these three deals could be options for them.