Philadelphia 76ers: Would anyone actually trade for Al Horford?

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Based on recent comments, it would appear Al Horford isn’t all too keen on being a member of the Philadelphia 76ers. But would anyone actually trade for him? Let’s scour the league and try to find out.

Less than a season into a monster free agent deal worth upwards of $109 million, it would appear the honeymoon period between Al Horford and the Philadelphia 76ers is officially over – at least according to the man himself.

That’s right, in a recent conversation with Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Horford lamented his limited role in the Sixers’ offense – a role that often results in the 13th year vet being the team’s fifth offensive option.

And honestly, he’s right.

Unlike in Boston, where Horford was the Celtics‘ offensive linchpin, the big man is essentially being tasked with three different roles on the offensive side of the court when the team is firing at full strength: Catch and shoot 3s, catch and shoot 3s, and catch and shoot 3s.

Okay, okay, technically that isn’t true, Horford posts up occasionally and has been used as a screener with varying degrees of consistency, but for the first time in a very long time, the one-time five-time All-Star is just a guy – a fifth guy at that.

With a desperate need for outside shooting, and additional playmaking coming off the bench, in an ideal world, the Sixers would simply flip Horford to a big-needy team for their own ill-fitting guard, but outside of 2K is there even a market for a 33-year-old four/five in the first year of a massive contract?

Maybe so, but it isn’t huge.

So let’s take a moment, scour the league and see if we can find some team, any team who would actually like Al Horford, and what the Philadelphia 76ers would have to give up and/or get back to get a deal done.