4 Celtics at risk of being traded this summer

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2. Al Horford

Al Horford has been a glue guy in each of his stops in the NBA, including Boston. In many regards, he's been an ageless wonder, as he's still contributing at a high-level at age 37.

The 17-year vet has averaged 7.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 49.4 percent from the field (most since 2018-19), 40.2 percent from three (on 3.8 attempts), 64.4 percent on twos (career-high), 85 percent from the foul line (career-best), and 62.8 percent true shooting (second-best in his career).

He's also remained one of the league's better defenders, especially at his position. This could make him a highly-coveted vet this summer, not to mention his expiring $9.5 million in 2024-25, which always makes a player even more valuable.

Granted, the idea of trading Horford, a fan favorite, is heartbreaking. I get it.

But Boston has added several bigs within the last nine months, as Kristaps Porzingis and Xavier Tillman have both been added to the fray. And while Tillman will become an unrestricted free agent, the Cs could likely retain him for a much lower cost than Horford's $9.5 million.

Shipping him away for more depth elsewhere is the more logical move.