NBA News: Al Horford Leaves Celtics for Rival Philadelphia 76ers

Al Horford is on his way out of Boston, agreeing to a four-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Apr 14, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) during the second half in game one of the first round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs against the Indiana Pacers at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

All was quiet on the Al Horford front, but the mystery team has now been identified: the five-time All-Star center has agreed to a four-year, $109 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers.

The deal totals $97 million in guaranteed money and $12 million in bonuses tied to championships. According to Wojnarowski, the Celtics’ final offer did cover four years but was less in guaranteed money.

Horford, 33, signed with Boston in 2016 after spending nine seasons with the Atlanta Hawks. He averaged 13.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists last season for the Celtics, while starting all 68 games he appeared in.

During his time in Boston, he established himself as one of the best two-way players and veteran leaders in the league. Horford also showed his ability to stretch the floor, shooting over 38 percent from three during his tenure in Boston.

After declining his $30 million option for next season, Horford now will join the Atlantic Division rivals.