Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported Horford “relented on the late [Atlanta] Hawks push” and informed Boston he will sign a max deal with it. According to Wojnarowski, the contract is expected to be a four-year, $113 million pact, which can become official July 7.
Wojnarowski added there was “tremendous momentum for [the]Hawks in [the] final hours.” However, the two sides were $6 million apart, per Wojnarowski. Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com reported Atlanta’s offer “topped out” at five years and $136 million.
Kevin Durant had also been recruiting Horford to Oklahoma City, perWojnarowski, but Horford moved on from the Thunder with no guarantee that Durant and Russell Westbrook would be with the team in the long term.