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NBA rumors: New details on Al Horford's contract with 76ers revealed

NBA rumors: New details on Al Horford's contract with 76ers revealed

Al Horford has agreed to a four-year contract worth $109 million with the Philadelphia 76ers in NBA free agency, and new financial details of this pact with the Sixers were revealed Tuesday.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday night that Horford's deal included $97 million guaranteed. On Tuesday, The Athletic's Derek Bodner reported more information on how Horford's contract is structured, including a partially guaranteed fourth year.

One interesting note here is the 76ers having around $2 million in salary cap space, not $7.7 million. That's a big difference, especially for a championship contender that still needs to strengthen its bench with shooting and versatility. 

Depth was a problem for the 76ers in each of their last two playoff runs, both of which ended in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Philly's starting five has been awesome, but the bench has been a weak point that other  teams have exposed. 

The 76ers will owe a ton of money to Horford, Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons beginning in the 2020-21 season when Simmons' rookie extension is expected to kick in. Philadelphia won't have a ton of cap flexibility moving forward, so it really needs Horford to live up to his contract by providing the 3-point shooting, leadership and defense he showed in Boston during the last three seasons.

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Celtics rookie Romeo Langford throws out first pitch at Portland Sea Dogs game

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Celtics rookie Romeo Langford throws out first pitch at Portland Sea Dogs game

The Portland Sea Dogs had a special guest for Tuesday night's game at Hadlock Field.

Boston Celtics rookie Romeo Langford was in the house to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. The C's first-round pick's toss sailed just a bit outside, but it could've been much worse.

Watch below:

At least the Celtics won't have to worry about Langford leaving to pursue a baseball career.

Langford is part of an exciting young core in Boston and already has built a rapport with fellow C's rookies Grant Williams, Carsen Edwards, and Tremont Waters this summer. It'll be fun to see how he and the rest of the young guns fit in on an intriguing team that's approaching the 2019-20 campaign with cautious optimism.

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Watch Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum star in 'NBA 2K20' MyCareer trailer

Watch Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum star in 'NBA 2K20' MyCareer trailer

Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum have been busy traveling with Team USA for the FIBA World Cup, but it looks like they found time this summer to work on their acting chops.

Both Boston Celtics stars appeared and had lines in the new trailer for the upcoming "NBA 2K20" video game's MyCareer mode. For those out of touch with the video game world, MyCareer is a story mode that allows players to build their own characters and work their way up through the NBA ranks in what essentially is a half-movie, half-gameplay experience.

This year's edition, titled "When The Lights Are The Brightest," was produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter and features popular names such as Idris Elba and Rosario Dawson.

Watch the trailer below:

Along with the MyCareer trailer, Walker and Tatum also made appearances in the game's "Next Is Now" gameplay trailer earlier this month. Walker boasts an 88 overall rating in the game while Tatum has a rating of 85 he's none too pleased with.

Fans will be able to get their hands on "NBA 2K20" and try the impressive-looking MyCareer mode out for themselves on Sept. 6.

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