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76ers willing to offer Al Horford more than $100 million?

Al Horford

There are several teams that are interested in signing Al Horford once free agency begins on Sunday evening, and the Philadelphia 76ers are apparently one of the most enthusiastic.

Horford, who chose not to opt into the final year of his contract with the Boston Celtics, has reportedly received an offer of more than $100 million over four years from at least one team. John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 Phoenix was told the Sixers are that “mystery team.”

The New Orleans Pelicans are also said to be interested in Horford, which makes sense considering he is a respected veteran who could be a mentor for Zion Williamson and their other young players. Despite his recent social media activity, however, Horford may be too expensive for the Pelicans. The Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings have been mentioned as other possibilities.

The 76ers should have plenty of money to spend if they lose Jimmy Butler and/or Tobias Harris in free agency. Spending it on Horford would be a smart move, though the big man is 33 and a four-year deal would take him through his age-36 season.

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