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2016 NBA free agency: Pistons reportedly among teams interested in Al Horford


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The NBA draft is this week, but that buzz will not stop the NBA free agency rumor mill from churning. ESPN's Marc Stein threw out this little tweet Wednesday morning:

I think I need some time to process this, but at first blush, I can't see it happening.

Horford is obviously a solid player. A veteran. An ALL-STAR! He makes his free throws. He has Michigan ties. He developed a serviceable three-point shot last season. He could make a very scary defensive duo with Andre Drummond. Hmm...

Horford will also be one of the more coveted free agents this offseason and he will likely command a whole lot more money than Aron Baynes and Marcus Morris combined. In other words, more than the Pistons will want to spend for a dubious upgrade. The older Horford would have to replace one of those two, more likely Morris, and that would require a trade to happen, too. By the time the Pistons have it all straightened out -- this might just work out -- Horford may already be on his way to the highest bidder.

What do you think, DBB?