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Joel Embiid Appears To Be Recruiting Another Star To The Sixers

philadelphia 76ers star joel embiid during game 7

TORONTO, ON - MAY 12: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on during Game Seven of the second round of the 2019 NBA Playoffs against the Toronto Raptors at Scotiabank Arena on May 12, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid might be attempting to recruit another star player to his team this summer.

Embiid's latest Twitter follow is an interesting one, as the All-Star center just followed Boston Celtics big man Al Horford.

Horford, according to reports, is set on leaving Boston in free agency this summer. The Sixers have two big free agents of their own in Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris, though Houston reportedly is locked on attempting to take a swing at Butler.

Philadelphia reportedly has interest in signing Horford, who is rumored to have already been guaranteed a four-year deal by at least one team.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported the team's interest in Horford earlier this week:

Don’t be surprised if the Sixers attempt to pursue Boston’s Al Horford, Milwaukee’s Malcolm Brogdon, and Toronto’s Danny Green among others if they don’t bring all of their top free agents back. The team has some level of interest in all three players.

Now, we have Embiid following Horford on Twitter. Horford appears to have followed Embiid, too.

The Sixers are one of the most-intriguing teams of the summer, with decisions having to be made on both Harris and Butler, and it appears that Philadelphia might have other big targets when free agency begins.

NBA free agency is set to start on Sunday night at 6 p.m. E.T.