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36-year-old Horford gets 2-year extension from Celtics

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Boston Celtics have re-signed center Al Horford. The 36-year-old has received a two-year contract extension.

He will be paid $20 million dollars for the two seasons. The two-year extension will kick in at the conclusion of the 2022-23 season.

Al Horford attempts a shot against the Miami Heat (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Horford is in the final year of a four-year, $109 million deal that he initially signed with the Philadelphia 76ers before the 2019-20 season. He is making $26.5 million this season.

He is in his second full season back with the Celtics. Horford was acquired by the C’s in a trade in July 2021 that sent Kemba Walker back to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Horford previously played for the Celtics also from 2016 through 2019, before signing as a free agent with Philadelphia.

He has been a valuable veteran presence for Boston, as they have a young roster. He is averaging 10.9 points per game in 18 starts.

This extension comes after he helped the Celtics defeat the Miami Heat on Wednesday night. He had six points in the game.

It was his first game back since missing the game against the Charlotte Hornets on November 28th.

The majority of Horford’s scoring outputs have been between 0-20 points this season. He had a season-high 21 points in a win over the Denver Nuggets on November 11th.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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