Al Horford’s blue stripes, shoes adorned his body. Those eyes don’t shine above a Celtics jersey anymore. As he praised Philadelphia, Elton Brand and the 76ers’ championship chances reality struck hard. He’s really gone.
Why? Reports continue to tout the money Horford received. It’s largely backed by championship bonuses, but Horford could earn over $100-million over four seasons.
Boston’s offer remains unknown. In his place, the situation has grown so desperate that fans are calling for Tacko Fall to make the roster. That fire exploded with Guerschon Yabusele departing last week. That move does not signal a spot for Fall though, as our guest Jared Weiss said in his return to the CelticsBlog Podcast: Havlicek Stole the Pod.
Jared detailed his Kemba Walker interview in Japan, the blowback he received for a take about Marcus Morris and the Celtics’ defensive plans for this season. Episode 21 is available on all streaming platforms: iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRadio.
For Fall fans, Australia remains in touch. While he could earn a bonus for staying in Boston’s G-League system, outside suitors could pressure the Celtics. The C’s routinely bring players into training camp for a competition for a roster spot. Fall will likely get that chance.