There might not be one person out there that expected the marriage between Al Horford and the Oklahoma City Thunder to last. It is all but over as the Thunder have shut down Horford for the season and the center will seek a trade in the offseason.
Horford has been on a steady decline since signing a four-year, $109 million deal with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2019. That quickly turned into one of the worst contracts in the league. Horford averaged 11.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in one year in Philly. The Sixers quickly sent him to Oklahoma City in a deal that included Danny Green. It turns out that has not worked either.
Horford has played 28 games for the Thunder. He is scoring 14.2 points in 27.9 minutes per game this season. With the current state of the Thunder, it is clear that the two sides do not match.
Sam Presti has a goal of adding draft picks and a trade at the deadline was even hard to finagle. Come the offseason, the front office will not have much of a choice. This is too much money to invest in a center that has not looked like himself.
It is unknown what the current market is on Al Horford but it cannot be too high. Presti should have some interested teams and these three could be right up there.