Player Page

Al Horford | Center/Forward | #42

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Florida
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (3) / ATL
Contract: view contract details
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

Al Horford scored 19 points with seven rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.
The Celtics run a lot of stuff through Horford anyway, but they did even more tonight with Isaiah Thomas (groin) out. Horford has also been launching from deep with 5.2 attempts per December outing. He's one of the best across-the-board contributors in the league. Dec 9 - 11:20 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

Al Horford hit 9-of-22 shots and a 3-pointer for 21 points, six rebounds, nine assists, a steal and two blocks in 35 minutes of Monday's tough 107-106 loss to Houston.

He's alternated bad games with good ones since returning from a concussion four games ago, averaging 16.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 2.8 blocks and 1.8 3-pointers over that stretch. Which is much better than he was playing before the injury. Hopefully you bought low on him during his shaky start or injury leave. He missed the game-winning layup tonight, so he may come out with a bad taste in his next one.
Dec 5 - 11:46 PM

Al Horford exploded against the Kings during a 97-92 win on Friday, scoring 26 points with eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, six blocks and four 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

That's season highs in points, blocks and treys, and he also matched his best total in steals and minutes. We've seen coach Brad Stevens mix it up with his bigs, but he's never had someone as good as Horford. This massive game moved him to No. 6 on per-game value for standard leagues despite just 32.4 minutes per game. He's going to be outstanding all year.
Dec 2 - 11:18 PM

Al Horford returned from a personal absence on Wednesday with nine points, five rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 32 minutes, going 3-of-5 from the field with one 3-pointer.

Horford missed one game following the birth of his child and he was curiously quiet on offense tonight, operating more as a passer out of the post. "That’s the first thing I saw when I looked at the stat sheet," said Brad Stevens, referring to Horford's five shot attempts. "It’s not enough, I know that." Fantasy owners should expect another stat-stuffing line vs. the Kings on Friday.
Nov 30 - 10:39 PM

Al Horford (wife had a baby) was back at practice on Tuesday.

There's nothing suggesting that Horford will miss Wednesday's game against the Pistons, so owners can plan on having him active tomorrow. Horford's return to action will send Tyler Zeller back to the bench, and Kelly Olynyk's playing time will take a hit.
Nov 29 - 3:12 PM

Al Horford (personal) will not play on Monday vs. the Heat.

"He'll be good to go Tuesday at practice," coach Brad Stevens said. Horford's wife just had their second baby, so that's why he's away from the team. He should be back for Wednesday's game against the Pistons. With Horford out, expect Kelly Olynyk and Tyler Zeller to pick up the slack in the frontcourt, with Olynyk offering the most upside in standard leagues.
Nov 28 - 11:04 AM

Al Horford scored 12 points with 10 rebounds, four assists and three blocks in 35 minutes against the Spurs on Friday.

He just keeps putting up numbers across the board. In his previous three games since his return, Horford averaged 18.3 points, 7.3 boards, 6.0 assists, 2.7 blocks, 1.3 steals and 2.7 treys. He's off to a terrific start with coach Brad Stevens finally having a big man he completely trusts. Horford has posted first-round value per game.
Nov 25 - 3:37 PM

Al Horford hit 9-of-20 shots and two 3-pointers for 20 points, six rebounds, five assists, a steal and three blocks in Monday's win over the Wolves.

Karl-Anthony Towns had a monster game, but Horford wasn't too shabby and helped his team win the game. Horford played three lackluster games to start the season, suffered a concussion, and then came back with a vengeance in his last two games. Hopefully he's good to go the rest of the way after failing to meet expectations early.
Nov 22 - 12:25 AM

Al Horford (concussion) was phenomenal in his return to action during Saturday's 94-92 win over the Pistons, registering 18 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, two steals, three blocks and one turnover in 34 minutes.

Horford looked great out there in what was just his fourth game of the season, and this type of all-around production is what makes him so special. He had a huge tip-in during the closing minutes to give Boston the lead, and then seconds later he swatted away Aron Baynes' shot to secure the win. He should be able to finish the year as a top-15 guy.
Nov 19 - 9:47 PM

Al Horford (concussion) will play against the Pistons on Saturday.

He's missed nine games from his concussion, but he's been doing work on the treadmill for over a week. Horford was off to a somewhat slow start with his new team, but expect him to heat up. Kelly Olynyk has struggled lately, so we'll see what happens with him and Amir Johnson. Both should take a hit.
Nov 19 - 5:36 PM

The Celtics listed Al Horford (concussion) and Jae Crowder (ankle) as probable for Saturday against the Pistons.

OK, this isn't quite the normal probable tag. First, there is nothing on the Boston beat side on this, which raises a red flag because their beat has 5-10 reliable writers. Secondly, game notes are not exactly reliable either. That said, Horford sounds like he could be back for this game. We'll have another update soon.
Nov 19 - 5:14 PM

Al Horford (concussion) is traveling with the Celtics as they embark on a three-game road trip, indicating he's close to returning to action.

Coach Brad Stevens said Horford was similarly encouraged despite missing his ninth straight game on Friday while in the NBA's concussion protocol. "Al had by far his best day [of workouts on Friday]," the coach said. "He went up and down and felt pretty good. Barring no setbacks, we’re closer [to playing] than further."
Nov 19 - 10:51 AM

Al Horford (concussion) and Jae Crowder (ankle) will not play against the Warriors in Friday.

This will be Horford's ninth game out with a concussion. The Celtics will stick with their same starting lineup of Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Marcus Smart, Amir Johnson and Kelly Olynyk tonight. Horford is still getting very close to a return, which could come this weekend. Olynyk should get a big amount of minutes as he looks to improve on his mini scoring slump.
Nov 18 - 6:16 PM

Al Horford (concussion) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against Golden State.

Horford has been practicing and seems to be trending in the right direction, so we shall see if he makes his return on Friday. Kelly Olynyk has started four straight games for the Celtics in place of Horford. Olynyk is averaging 12.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.5 3-pointers over those four games.
Nov 18 - 9:57 AM

Al Horford (concussion) will not play against the Mavs on Wednesday.

He is getting closer and could suit up on Friday against the Warriors. Kelly Olynyk gets another start and should be the main man against an older Mavs frontcourt. Amir Johnson and Tyler Zeller should get a few extra minutes as well.
Nov 16 - 5:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Marcus Smart
3Demetrius Jackson
SG1Avery Bradley
2Terry Rozier
3Gerald Green
SF1Jae Crowder
2Jaylen Brown
3James Young
PF1Amir Johnson
2Jonas Jerebko
3Jordan Mickey
C1Al Horford
2Kelly Olynyk
3Tyler Zeller