Horford: I nearly joined the Rockets

Boston Celtics center Al Horford has admitted that he nearly opted to join the Houston Rockets this summer. 

Horford said he was enticed by what the Rockets had to offer as they were a team that regularly made the playoffs and had the potential of going on to achieve bigger things. 

However, in the end, the 30-year-old chose to sign a four-year, $113 million contract with the Celtics. 

“I really considered coming here as well,” he told the Boston Globe when asked about the Rockets. “Them and Boston and Washington, but especially here and Boston, were probably the two teams I was really, really looking at.

“So, just a lot to consider. A really good team, but at the end of the day I just felt like I was better off being in Boston.”

Horford has only played 10 games for the Celtics this season due to a concussion, but he has been averaging 14.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.7 blocks per game.