Rumors: Al Horford Has Four-Year Offer Coming From Mavericks, But...

Josh Clark
June 21, 2019 - 5:16 pm
 Boston Celtics center Al Horford

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Al Horford has been linked to the Dallas Mavericks over the last couple days but it's unknown if there's any truth to the reports.

On Wednesday, Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer reported that 'the Mavericks are considered the favorites' to land Horford, prompting 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher to do some investigating. Sources told Fish that Horford's age is 'less than ideal' as the team desires to build a young nucleus around Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. Fish added the same sources told him the 33-year-old former Florida Gator likely has a deal lined up with another team. 

Additionally, New York Times reporter Marc Stein came on the Ben & Skin Show and swatted down the Horford/Mavs connection.

"Unfortunately, for Mavs fans who are excited about that (signing Horford), I don't think the Mavs are a favorite for Al Horford," Stein said. 

That's that, right? Nope.

On Brian Windhorst's podcast Friday, Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Jackie MacMullan said they were hearing that Horford had a strong offer from the Mavericks. 

"Al Horford clearly knows he has another offer," said Brian Windhorst. "The speculation within the league is that it's with the Dallas Mavericks. I'm just going to tell you the number that is out there that they're talking about. I have no idea whether it's true. Do you know the number, (Tim) MacMahon?"

"112," said Jackie MacMullan. "Four years, $112 million is the number floating around."

The trio made it very clear that they could be being lied to, but the latest speculation prompted Fish and Stein to come out with more reports that the Mavs aren't in play for Horford.

"Numerous teams and agents believe Al Horford has a four-year offer awaiting him in free agency worth an estimated $112 million. Sources with knowledge of the Mavericks’ thinking continue to insist that such a deal will NOT be coming from Dallas. Free agency starts in eight days," Stein said. 

"I stand my my Al Horford story as it relates to ‘monster deals’ and ‘promises’ ... sources tell me again, as theh first did Tuesday, that this NOT #Mavs vision - again, as fun and creative as it is for all to consider," Fish said Friday. 

Clearly, someone is fibbing here. We'll put our money on the agents.