Free Agency Rumble: Orlando, Detroit and the Lakers are all among the teams that intend to make a run at Atlanta big man Al Horford.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 22, 2016
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?