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AP source: Al Horford picks Celtics, agreeing to $113M deal

Al Horford ended the waiting game with a simple tweet: "Celtic Pride," it said, followed by 18 shamrocks.

The number might not have been a coincidence.

A franchise with 17 NBA championships may have gotten closer to contending for an 18th on Saturday, when Horford decided to accept a four-year, $113 million offer to join the Boston Celtics. Horford made the announcement on Twitter, and the terms of the detail were confirmed to The Associated Press by a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no deals can be finalized until at least July 7 under league rules.

Horford wasted no time in...

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