Report: Celtics star Al Horford to opt of $30M player option, become unrestricted free agent

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston Celtics star Al Horford will reportedly opt out of his upcoming $30.1 million player option and become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Despite the decision, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski says Horford and the Celtics “both have an interest in working toward a new deal in July.”

The 32-year-old veteran center has spent three years in Boston. He averaged 13.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 4.2 assists last year.

Wojnarowski reported earlier this month that Kyrie Irving is “serious about” signing with the Brooklyn Nets when free agency opens.

If both players depart the Celtics, the team will be left to build around youngsters Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

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