Al Horford announced his contract with the Celtics last week. There were rumors that he had found a team ready to give him what Boston apparently did not do: a four-year contract worth $ 100 million. According to reports, after three years of possibly lower value per year, Boston has surpassed the limit, considering the team seems to depend on the failed era of Kyrie Irving. Not closer to figuring out who this mysterious team is.
Let us try to narrow it down.
Teams without Cap Space or usable paths to Cap Space.
Thunder, cavaliers, heat, blazers, rockets, butts, nuggets, wizards, birds of prey, jazz, spurs, hornets, warriors. Thirteen, Still 1
Teams too young and too smart to move Al to join
Hawks, Grizzlies, Bulls. 16 down, another 14 out.
So, more than half of the league is out of the game right away, unless one of the retired teams, such as the Thunder or Rockets, has something wild up its sleeve. (Now, as I put it this way …)
Let's divide the rest into levels.
Spendy teams with greater priorities than  905 Al Horford
Lakers, Clippers, Sixers, Nets, Bucks.  Bad young teams Horford would be crazy to join
Rising young teams that are fascinating places.
Mavericks, Magic, Kings, Pelicans.
Smoke Screen Conspiracy Theory  Celtics.
Team that probably does not have the space on the forecourt, but looks like most of it. Al Horford Landing place possible
My betting selection for the opening match Al Horford Mystery team, though there is not really enough room or an exacting need for Al Horford
I would classify the options as 1st wolves. 2nd pacemaker; 3. kings; 4. magic; 5. Sunning.
Big Apple Boogie
Marc Stein reported late Wednesday when the Knicks intend to land nameless free agents like Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant (which seems inevitable at the time, though I'm not sold on Durant) the Clippers or Nets), New York could direct its attention to DeMarcus' cousins, and to an expensive one-year contract . an average of 30-15 for a top-class team. Perfection. But there is no reason for the Knicks to do it at all.
The Knicks have the luxury of not having to fill seats. The Knicks have a top perspective in R.J. Barrett and some other decent players with head. If they do not get Durant or Irving, this place should probably be given to young talented players (like D & # 39; Angelo Russell if the nets let him run) or teams looking for a pay cut (like Thunder) to pay the Draft Picks or young prospects.
The ability to convince cousins to sign a long contract with the team next summer would be a nice game, but it's not the best value for money here. Build smart, build slowly … if you can not land a real whale now.
(I have a feeling cousins will land in a short, cap-friendly deal with the Lakers, and he has something to prove, he's quite friendly with LeBron, and his pairing with Anthony Davis was really great.)  Links
RICKY O & DONNELLS 2020 MOCK DRAFT LAMELO BALL SEASON HAS ARRIVED.
Michael Pina in the NBA Win-Now era.
Kevin Arnovitz reports that the NBA is calling on the teams to set up season-shortening schedules that will include an Interim Cup and / or a play-in tournament for the 2021-22 season. I'm looking forward to having a season with 80 games and an 8: 9 record in every conference.
Brian Phillips on why we take Kevin Durant, the most dependable NBA superstar, so seriously.
An interview with the guy who tries to convince the restaurants in Toronto that he never lets Kawhi Leonard pay for a meal in town when he re-signs. Can we also include Jeremy Lin, please?
Kristian Winfield on how the Sixers and Rockets can win a Jimmy Butler trade.
Kristian Winfield on what Kevin Durant could wish for. Do work, young man.
Kevin Durant has terminated his contract to ensure that the Warriors will not pay for his rehab, with no guarantee of the future work of the star.
Tom Haberstroh ranks in the top 10 NBA formations ever. I do not see Shareef Abdur-Rahim / Brad Miller / Kevin Martin / Bonzi Wells / Ron Artest there, so I'm skeptical. (I tell you, this lineup killed Ron-Ron and B-52 for the half-season they had together.)
Chris Ryan on the missile's due bill.
The whole bird is repairing logos in pro-American sports. Next: Integrate King Cake Baby into every Pro American Sports Team logo.
Dan Devine's under-the-radar agent.
And finally, can the United States win gold in the 3×3 Men's Olympics even without professional players? ? Only one way to find out.
(Wait, can we get Brad Miller, Bonzi Wells, and Ron Artest to do that for us?)
Be excellent with each other.