Horford: Celtics capable of winning NBA title

Al Horford firmly believes that the Boston Celtics have what it takes to be crowned NBA champions. 

Horford joined the Celtics on a four-year, $113 million deal in July after playing for the Atlanta Hawks since coming into the NBA in the 2007/08 season. 

Horford’s decision to join the Celtics significantly bolsters their offense and defense, and with players like Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder also having enjoyed a lot of success, there is a feeling the Celtics will pose a serious threat in the upcoming season. 

“Looking at my career at this point, I’m going into my 10th year and want to be able to be a part of something special and win a championship,” Horford told ESPN. “With the type of guys that we have here, we have that possibility, and that’s something I wanted to be a part of.”

The Celtics reached the playoffs last season, but failed to get past the first round as they were beaten 4-2 by the Hawks. 

"Even though I was in Atlanta last year and we beat the Celtics in the playoffs, I was very impressed with how hard the guys played and how good the team could be under Coach Stevens and just what I saw from the group," Horford said.