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Al Horford | Center/Forward

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Florida
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Al Horford made just 3-of-12 from the field for seven points against the Nets on Saturday, adding eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal in 31 minutes.
He didn't play down the stretch with Pero Antic getting his minutes. There is no word of an injury and the Hawks probably just wanted a 3-point threat out there in a comeback attempt. Horford is making just 35.9 percent from the field in this series and is being outplayed by Brook Lopez. He'll look to turn it around on Monday. Apr 25 - 5:44 PM

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Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford flirted with a triple-double against the Nets during a win on Wednesday, scoring 14 points with 13 rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and one steal in 36 minutes.

He had a finger injury heading into this game and only made 6-of-15 from the field. Besides the poor shooting, Horford was absolutely fantastic in the win. He has two double-doubles in this series and he's done a very good job on defense, too. He'll get a couple days off before Game 3 on Saturday.
Apr 22 - 10:38 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford (finger) said he will play in Wednesday's Game 2 against the Nets.

After dislocating his finger in Game 1 on Sunday, Horford left no doubt regarding his status for Game 2. "I’m playing," Horford said Tuesday. "I’m playing. I feel fine. I practiced today." Horford said he must still have his pinky and ring fingers taped together and added that the taping affected his shooting in Game 1. We'll update his status prior to tipoff on Wednesday, but it sounds like owners in daily leagues can safely roster Horford on Wednesday..
Apr 21 - 1:17 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford (finger) said there is still "some question" as to whether or not he'll be available for Game 2 vs. the Nets.

He's getting "treatment galore," but it would be a major surprise if Horford were forced out of the lineup. Although the big man said it was "very uncomfortable" to shoot with his fingers taped, Horford should be able to get out there so long as he doesn't have any setbacks. It's a situation to monitor closely, and we're putting him on the injury report now that he's said he's unsure of his availability.
Apr 20 - 12:21 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford returned to Sunday's game after dislocating his right pinky finger, finishing with 10 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 34 minutes.

The Hawks went 29-0 at home when leading after three quarters this season and they were up by 12 points after three frames today, but a late surge from Brooklyn forced them to sweat out a narrow home victory. Horford said that it was "very uncomfortable" to shoot with his finger taped up, but X-rays were negative and we're leaving him off the injury report in advance of Wednesday's Game 2 in Atlanta.
Apr 19 - 8:30 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford exited Sunday's game after appearing to dislocate his right pinky finger, though he has since returned.

The Hawks were leading by double-digits in the fourth quarter at the time of Horford's injury, but X-rays were negative and his return confirms that he's fine. Crisis averted.
Apr 19 - 7:33 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford (rest) got back on the floor Monday against the Knicks, scoring 18 points on 9-of-17 shooting with six rebounds, two steals and one block in 33 minutes.

It's pretty terrible that the Hawks lost to the Knicks with most of their starters in place, so maybe Mike Budenholzer wants them to get another crack at things on Wednesday in Chicago. Owners of all Hawks need to stay glued to the injury report.
Apr 14 - 3:29 AM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver, DeMarre Carroll, Mike Muscala and Al Horford will start against the Knicks on Monday.

It's a home game and this will probably be the last game for the starters. The Hawks are in Chicago for the finale and have nothing to play for. Paul Millsap (shoulder) remains out tonight.
Apr 13 - 5:55 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford (rest) will not play Sunday vs. the Wizards.

It'll be Elton Brand sliding in the starting lineup tonight, but he's not a great option in most leagues. We'd recommend going after guys like Mike Muscala or Mike Scott as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues.
Apr 12 - 4:38 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford hit 11-of-20 shots and a 3-pointer to go along with seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block for 24 points, including a game-winning dunk with 19 seconds remaining, in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

Horford was struggling a few weeks ago, but has been rolling, averaging 18.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.8 blocks on 62 percent shooting over his last five. More rebounds would be nice, but he's playing well again for the Hawks.
Apr 8 - 10:56 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford paced the Hawks to an easy win vs. the Suns on Tuesday with 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting, five boards, three assists and one steal.

Horford ranks fifth in the NBA with 263 points as a roll man in the Hawks' offense, trailing only Marc Gasol, Brook Lopez, Nikola Vucevic and Anthony Davis. Judicious shot selection and easy looks at the rim are a big part of the reason why Horford is shooting 53.4 percent from the field, the seventh straight year he's been at 53.0 percent or higher. He's a must-start player when active, but remains a prime DNP-CD candidate with five games remaining on Atlanta's schedule.
Apr 7 - 10:09 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford scored 20 points on 10-of-13 from the field against the Nets during a 131-99 win on Saturday, adding two rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block.

Paul Millsap (shoulder) was hurt tonight, Jeff Teague hurt his ankle last weekend, Dennis Schroder hurt his toe, and Kyle Korver also had an injury scare last month, so one would think the Hawks are going to be extremely cautious on playing their guys. We'd guess Horford misses both road games this week. The same goes for Jeff Teague, DeMarre Carroll and Korver.
Apr 4 - 11:03 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford avoided a dreaded DNP-CD on Tuesday, finishing a disappointing loss vs. the Pistons with 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting, five rebounds, two assists and two turnovers.

He played only 24 minutes but the Pistons' frontcourt defense has been poor all season -- opposing centers are averaging 21.4 points vs. the Pistons in March, the second-highest mark behind only the Nets (23.5). That's worth keeping in mind if you own other centers who will face Detroit this week -- Al Jefferson, Joakim Noah/Pau Gasol and Hassan Whiteside. As for Horford, the risk of another DNP-CD this week has at least been mitigated since the Hawks don't play again until Saturday.
Mar 31 - 10:06 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford scored 18 points against the Bucks on Monday with seven boards, two assists and two blocks in 34 minutes.

The Hawks are on the road on Tuesday, so Horford's fantasy owners should absolutely be expecting him to sit in that game. Mike Muscala would likely get a chance to build off his career-high 18 points from Saturday. Horford's fantasy owners should expect him to take a few more games off, as well.
Mar 31 - 12:52 AM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Paul Millsap, Al Horford, DeMarre Carroll and Kyle Korver will not play against the Hornets on Saturday.

They clinched the No. 1 seed on Friday and are on the road tonight, so this isn't a surprise. The Hawks may also start to rest players in games outside of back-to-back sets, so owners of any Hawk should be concerned on using them -- that's especially true in road games. Expect Elton Brand, Pero Antic and Mike Muscala to get Horford's minutes.
Mar 28 - 3:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jeff Teague
2Dennis Schroder
3Shelvin Mack
SG1Kyle Korver
2Thabo Sefolosha
3John Jenkins
4Austin Daye
SF1DeMarre Carroll
2Kent Bazemore
PF1Paul Millsap
2Mike Scott
C1Al Horford
2Pero Antic
3Elton Brand
4Mike Muscala