Isaiah Thomas says he 'wrapped up' Al Horford's move to the Boston Celtics

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The Boston Celtics missed out on Kevin Durant as the 2014 Most Valuable Player chose to sign with the Golden State Warriors. However, they completed what many experts have deemed the second-best free agency addition of the summer as Al Horford moved to Beantown.

Horford ended his nine-year spell with the Atlanta Hawks to join a young, hungry team in Boston. All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas played a huge role in securing the big man, and while at the Las Vegas Summer League he admitted that he wrapped up the move.

“I wrapped that one up, I just didn’t want to say anything,” he said. “I knew he was coming to Boston for sure.”

The Celtics presented an incredibly enticing pitch to the former Hawks star and he was evidently convinced that they have the pieces in place to make a real push at the Eastern Conference title and further.

But it seems the thought of moving to Massachusetts has been in his head for some time. During the All-Star break in Toronto, the 30-year-old approached Thomas to ask about life in Boston.

“I didn’t know he was that interested (that he would eventually sign with Boston), but for him to come to me and ask me that, I knew it was in the back of his head at least,” Thomas revealed. “So when we got to meet with him I felt like he kind of knew that this was the direction that he wanted to go in.”

The future certainly looks bright for the famous green.

Al Horford
Atlanta Hawks
Southeast Division
Eastern Conference
Boston Celtics
Atlantic Division
Isaiah Thomas

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