Multiple reports indicate Al Horford will not re-sign with Celtics

Nick Friar
June 18, 2019 - 7:45 pm

Tuesday was the deadline for Al Horford pick up his option to remain with the Celtics for the 2019-20 season. Although news surfaced that Horford was opting out, Danny Ainge had previously given reason to believe the organization expected this decision from Horford. The idea was the Celtics and Horford would then work out a new deal.

Though now it appears the Celtics may be without Horford in 2019-20, with Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald reporting Horford isn’t having conversations with the Celtics about a new three-year contract. The report also states Horford is “expected to sign a four-year free agent contract elsewhere.”

Shams Charania of The Athletic also reported the Celtics are preparing for Horford to leave, along with Irving. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN added the two sides are too far apart to come to an agreement.