Al Horford 'grateful' to return to Celtics, has 'unfinished business'
NBA veteran Al Horford. Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Al Horford 'grateful' to return to Celtics, has 'unfinished business'

Brad Stevens made his first move as the Celtics president of basketball operations on Friday, reuniting with a player he coached during his early days in Boston. 

Stevens traded Kemba Walker , a 2021 first-round pick and a 2025 second-round pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Al Horford, Moses Brown and a 2023 second-round pick. 

Walker hasn't shared his reaction to the deal yet, but Horford appears pretty excited about returning to Boston with "unfinished business."

Horford played for the Celtics from 2016-19 before signing with the Philadelphia 76ers, a move that didn't work out. He was eventually traded to the Thunder, which also didn't work out. 

The 35-year-old averaged 13.5 points, seven rebounds and 4.6 assists per game while shooting 49.8% from the field and 38.2% from deep during his Celtics career, and Stevens is hoping he'll be able to replicate those numbers in his second stint with the franchise. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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