Al Horford has no interest in playing alongside Dwight Howard, and will now make a Saturday night free agent decision that has come down to the Boston Celtics or Washington Wizards per Adrian Wojnarowski.
Horford had been negotiating a five-year contract with Atlanta, but talks stalled – and the Hawks moved quickly to sign free agent Dwight Howard and re-sign guard Kent Bazemore.
Horford in leaving the Hawks — will sign a four-year, $113 million maximum contract with one of those two Eastern Conference up and comers.
According to Peachtree Hoops — Horford was none to pleased that the Hawks forked over $24 million per season to Dwight Howard — signing the Atlanta native to a 3-year, $70 million deal.
When comparing the two — Howard is actually an upgrade in one key category — with his defensive rebounding helping the Hawks correct a problem that has plagued the organization for years now.