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NBA Trade Rumors: Toronto Raptors Eye Al Horford?

NBA Trade Rumors: Toronto Raptors Eye Al Horford?
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NBA Trade Rumors: Toronto Raptors Eye Al Horford?

The Atlanta Hawks are discussing to trade away their team’s core, including All-Stars Al Horford, Kyle Korver and Jeff Teague to retool their roster.

The Atlanta Hawks are discussing to trade away their team’s core, including All-Stars Al Horford, Kyle Korver and Jeff Teague to retool their roster. The Toronto Raptors may sign Al Horford before the deadline.

The Hawks had a dream campaign last season, winning 60 games to become the top-seeded side of the conference. They lost in the Eastern conference finals against the Cleveland Cavs.

Currently in 4th place in the Conference, the Hawks are eyeing to trade off their core to gain economically, as reported by ESPN’s Allan Windhorst. Moreover, the Hawks are eyeing a young core as they are no longer an elite team of the Conference, according to Sports Net.

Of the three mentioned above, Horford is most interesting rental option due to his talent and expiring deal. The Raptors have a noted hole in the power forward, and acquiring Horford could help them to settle the issue. Moreover, the Raptors also have issues in the wings with DeMarre Carroll and James Johnson injured. Horford’s deal will expire at the end of this season, and it’s expected that he will be commanding a max contract.

Horford will be turning 35, and a rival team could offer him a maximum of four years and $107.3 million should he stay with the Hawks till the end of this season, reports ESPN.

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