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Philadelphia 76ers Sign Free Agent Forward Al Horford

Chris Maddaloni

An alumnus of Elon University, Chris Maddaloni has served as owner of the full-service employment agency Atlantic Personnel, Inc., since 2009. Beyond his professional pursuits, Chris Maddaloni is a fan of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Philadelphia 76ers.

Although the 76ers lost Jimmy Butler to the Miami heat in a sign-and-trade for Josh Richardson, the team leveraged its remaining cap space to make a major move by signing free agent forward Al Horford. The 76ers and Horford agreed to a four-year, $197 million contract on June 30; he can earn an additional $12 million in championship bonuses. With the additions of Richardson and Horford, the 76ers are doubling down on height; Richardson, at 6-foot-6, will likely be the shortest player in the team's starting lineup.
The third overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, Horford is a five-time All-Star and adept defensive player who was named to the 2017-18 All-Defensive team. He spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Atlanta Hawks before joining the Boston Celtics in 2016. Horford has averaged at least 10 points per game in each of his 12 seasons in the league and, last year, averaged 13.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game.

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