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Al Horford | Center/Forward | #15

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Florida
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (3) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Al Horford said that he is not yet thinking about his upcoming free agency.
"I’m not thinking about that," Horford said. "We just had a tough loss. My main priority [Monday] is to meet with the team and the coaches one last time (for the season) and go from there and figure out how we can be a better group." Reading the tea leaves, Horford does not sound like someone who can't wait to depart from Atlanta. "I’ve set up here with my family. We all live here. We live here in the summer. We live here year-round. I’m very grateful for all the people here. They have taken me in from the very first day, even though I was a Gator. They loved me. I really love the city." May 9 - 11:06 AM

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Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford scored 15 points on 7-of-14 shooting during Sunday's Game 4 loss to the Cavs, to go with four rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointer, one block and two turnovers in 39 minutes.

Horford was the only Hawk to consistently bring it for Atlanta through their second-round series, and he’s sure to command plenty of attention on the open market as an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Horford was a top-15 player during the 2015-16 season, and he should be able to establish himself as an early-round asset regardless of the jersey he puts on next season.
May 8 - 6:44 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford scored 24 points during a crushing Game 3 121-108 loss to the Cavs on Friday, adding one rebound, three assists, two steals, three blocks and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

The Hawks blew this one big time. They were up 94-85 with 11 minutes remaining, but they gave up seven 3-pointers after that. Their offense was fine for most of the game, but the three ball is killing them in this series. The Hawks actually had a franchise record of 16 treys on their end, but the Cavs have 46 in the last two. They will try to avoid a sweep on Sunday.
May 6 - 10:04 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford made 4-of-13 from the field for 10 points during a 104-93 loss to the Cavs in Game 1 on Monday, adding six rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 36 minutes.

It looked like the Hawks were going to pull off an amazing comeback after they erased an 18-point deficit. As for Horford, he was 2-of-10 from beyond three feet and is really struggling with his jumper. Perhaps his groin injury is limiting him, but his defense has been fine.
May 2 - 10:10 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford scored 15 points to help the Hawks advance in a Game 6 104-92 win in Boston on Thursday, adding four rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

The blocks were the story with the Hawk putting up 12 of those to shut down the Celtics offense in the first three quarters. Horford was terrific on defense in this series, but he didn't bring it on the stat sheet. In the six games, he averaged 12.5 points, 8.5 boards, 3.5 assists, 1.3 steals, 2.7 blocks and 1.0 treys. His groin injury looks like it's behind him as he gets ready for a tougher matchup against the Cavs.
Apr 28 - 11:17 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Mike Budenholzer said on Wednesday that Al Horford (groin) is not dealing with any health issues.

The injury has not forced Horford to miss any time, and he's certainly not looking to use it as an excuse for his lack of scoring as of late. While Horford has been struggling on the offensive end over the past two, he's still managed to produce meaningful stat lines with solid contributions to the rebounding (8.5), assists (4.5), steals (1.5) and shot blocking (1.0) categories. Perhaps he can get going on the offensive end during Thursday's Game 6.
Apr 27 - 1:22 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford was quiet in Tuesday's 110-83 win over the Celtics, scoring six points on 2-of-11 shooting with eight boards, four assists, one block and two steals in 24 minutes.

He continues to say that his groin isn't an issue, but he hasn't scored in double digits since Game 2. The good news is that he's still getting it done in other areas of the box score, so hopefully he finds his rhythm on the offensive end in Game 6 on Thursday in Boston.
Apr 26 - 11:09 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford (groin) is experiencing no issues ahead of Game 5 on Tuesday, according to Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer.

Horford is listed as probable, but his status for Tuesday night was never in doubt. He hasn't been involved in the Hawks offense much in the series, but is still a solid DFS play at home on Tuesday.
Apr 26 - 11:49 AM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford (groin) is probable to play on Tuesday.

He's fine and the Hawks called him probable for Game 4. Horford hasn't been involved in the offense much, which should probably change. He'll be a solid contrarian play in DFS on Tuesday.
Apr 25 - 5:11 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford (groin) scored only five points in 38 minutes during Sunday's thrilling Game 4, shooting 2-of-8 with nine rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block.

Atlanta consistently out-scored the Celtics in the paint this season but that wasn't the case tonight, as the Celtics piled up 52 points in the paint vs. 40 for the Hawks. A huge run to begin the third quarter helped Atlanta build their lead to 16 points, but it quickly dwindled and they wound up losing after a lousy performance in overtime. They'll have one day to regroup before Tuesday's Game 5 rematch.
Apr 24 - 9:21 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford (groin) will start on Sunday vs. the Celtics as expected.

He was listed on the injury report as probable, so his status wasn't in any real doubt. Horford is averaging 16.3 points, 10.0 boards, 3.3 assists, 3.7 blocks, 1.0 steals and 1.3 3-pointers in this series and is a must-start player in all formats.
Apr 24 - 4:39 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford (groin) is probable for Sunday against the Celtics.

Maybe this groin injury is why the Hawks aren't going inside to him enough? Still, Horford will be out there in a huge game. Based on the flow of the game on Friday with a lot of forced shots on the perimeter, the big man should be more involved in the offense. Expect a productive game.
Apr 23 - 5:05 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford led the Hawks with 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting to give them a 89-72 win over the Celtics in Game 2 on Tuesday.

He did go to the locker room for a brief moment after banging his knee, but he quickly returned and looked fine down the stretch. The Hawks have a commanding 2-0 series lead, but they will now go on the road for Game 3 and Game 4. Atlanta didn't look great on offense, but they held the Celtics to just 31.8 percent shooting from the field and Horford had a lot to do with that. He was arguably their best player tonight and added five rebounds, two assists, one steal, five blocks and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes. Yeah, he's getting a max deal this summer.
Apr 19 - 9:38 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford scored 24 points with 12 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes against the Celtics on Saturday.

The 37 minutes jump out here after Horford averaged just 32.1 per game in the regular season. Horford did only average 32.6 minutes per game in the postseason last year, so we probably can't expect 37 minutes most nights. He should still be terrific, especially because the Celtics are going to have a tough time guarding him.
Apr 16 - 10:46 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford scored 20 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and one turnover against the Cavs on Monday.

He's one of the most unheralded studs in the NBA and Horford should be making one of the All-NBA teams. Horford is sitting on first-round value in standard leagues on the season thanks to not missing any games so far, averaging 15.2 points, 7.3 boards, 3.2 assists, 1.5 blocks, 0.8 steals and 1.1 treys. It's pretty cool to see Horford stay healthy after a litany of injuries before this season.
Apr 11 - 10:14 PM

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PG1Jeff Teague
2Dennis Schroder
3Kirk Hinrich
SG1Kyle Korver
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF1Kent Bazemore
2Thabo Sefolosha
PF1Paul Millsap
2Mike Scott
3Mike Muscala
C1Al Horford
2Walter Tavares
3Tiago Splitter