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Al Horford | Center/Forward

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Florida
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Al Horford will not play with the Dominican Republic this summer.
Horford has instead decided to focus on the upcoming NBA season as he heads into a contract year. Horford has had some injury issues throughout his career, so he'll likely come at a depressed value for fantasy owners on draft day. The 29-year-old has been a top-20 fantasy player when healthy, however, and could be a mid-round steal for fantasy owners willing to assume some risk. Jul 28 - 12:27 PM

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Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford was invisible during the Hawks' season-ending Game 4 defeat, scoring only two points on 1-of-6 shooting with two rebounds, five assists and one block in 29 minutes.

Horford avoided a suspension for his flying elbow to Matthew Dellavedova's neck in Game 3, but that's where the good news ended. He looked passive on Tuesday, at best, and all but two of his field goal attempts came from mid-range. He shot 58.3 percent in the series but attempted only 9.0 shots per game, giving him a usage rate below 19 percent. Fantasy owners shouldn't let Horford's Conference Finals dud dissuade them on draft day next season, as he's in a contract year and has returned top-20 value in each of the past three seasons when healthy.
May 26 - 11:26 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford was ejected in the second quarter of Sunday's game after a Flagrant-2 foul when he dropped an elbow on Matthew Dellavedova's neck.

The play was reminiscent of Taj Gibson's highly-questionable Flagrant-2 vs. Dellavedova in the second round of the playoffs. Dellavedova appeared to intentionally undercut Horford to prevent a rebound as he fell to the ground, and Horford used his elbow when he subsequently fell atop Dellavedova. The play didn't warrant an ejection but it fits the league's definition for a Flagrant-2 and will be automatically reviewed for a potential fine or suspension. It's a devastating turn of events for Atlanta as they seek to avoid falling into an 0-3 hole in the Eastern Conference Finals. Mike Muscala will start the second half and Pero Antic will also be asked to play an expanded role with Horford temporarily out of commission.
May 24 - 9:44 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

According to head coach Mike Budenholzer, the Hawks are hopeful that Al Horford (knee) will be good to go for Game 3 vs. the Cavaliers on Sunday.

"He had two or three different times where he got hit in the same spot," Budenholzer said. "The feedback from him after the game, I think that he's going to be OK. I think that it's just one of those things. A couple hits, a couple bangs, we're hopeful that he'll be fine going into Game 3." The Hawks have the lost the first two games of the series at home, so they desperately need to win on Sunday. Horford will likely do everything in his power to play, but we should have plenty of updates on his status before the game. If Horford is unable to play, Mike Muscala and Pero Antic would be in the mix for more minutes.
Source: CBS Sports
May 23 - 9:44 AM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford scored 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting with six rebounds, one steal and one block in Friday's Game 2 loss to the Cavs, but also got dinged up throughout the game with apparent quad injuries.

Horford left the game once and would later return and the nature of his discomfort was hard to peg, but it's clear he's not at 100 percent and his status might be touchy going forward. He said after the game that he was okay, however, so Hawks fans can only cross their fingers and hope it doesn't become an issue in Game 3.
May 22 - 11:28 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford said he doesn't pay attention to analytics.

"I don't pay attention at all," he said on ESPN's Mike and Mike radio show. This comment is sure to raise the eyebrow of fans, commentators, analysts and probably several in Atlanta's front office, but with the Hawks heading to the Eastern Conference Finals, this really shouldn't be a story. Horford is a phenomenally gifted player who is from the same school of being underappreciated as Mike Conley, Jr.
May 18 - 9:32 AM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford was outstanding on defense against the Wizards on Friday with 13 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two blocks.

The Wizards just could not get easy looks around the basket and most of the credit has to go to Horford here. The Hawks couldn't keep the Wizards guards in front of them, but the Wizards as a team made just 48.5 percent of their shots in the restricted area -- mostly due to Horford contesting. He's one of the best centers in the NBA and still seems to be under-appreciated.
May 15 - 10:19 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford became the first Hawk to ever have a 20-10-5 game in the playoffs, finishing with 23 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, five blocks, a 3-pointer and the game-winning rebound and layup as the Hawks beat the Wizards 82-81 in Wednesday's Game 5, giving Atlanta a 3-2 lead in the series.

Horford was a monster tonight, hitting huge 3-pointer to cut the lead to one point in the last five minutes during a 14-0 run for the Hawks. He then hit a two-point shot to give his team the lead with 3:10 remaining, and later cleaned up a Dennis Schroder missed layup attempt by stealing a rebound from Nene and hitting the game-winning layup with 1.9 seconds remaining. Horford was a beast tonight and the best player on the floor, which allowed the Hawks to escape with the win, despite not playing their best game. The Hawks also overcame 25 turnovers, which equaled a season high and set a franchise playoff high in a win.
May 13 - 10:50 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford didn't play down the stretch against the Wizards on Saturday during a Game 3 loss with 12 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 28 minutes.

He went to the locker room for about five minutes in real time, but the Hawks announced he was available to play. However, the Hawks went with the bench down the stretch thanks to a 17-0 run in the fourth. Horford didn't seem to be bothered by anything during the game, so it's likely just a mild tweak. We'll look for an update heading into Game 4 on Monday.
May 9 - 7:57 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

The Hawks earned a 106-90 victory in Game 2 on Tuesday, aided by Al Horford's 18 points, four rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocks.

Horford started out slow in the postseason but over the past five games he's averaging 18.0 points, 10.0 boards, 4.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.0 blocks, all while shooting 52.6 percent from the field and 87.5 percent at the FT line.
May 5 - 10:52 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford had a strong showing during Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Wizards, scoring 17 points to go with a game-high 17 rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block, one 3-pointer and three turnovers through 30 minutes of action.

Horford's make from beyond the arc was just his second-career make from 3-point range, and while Horford did have quite the stat line on Sunday, he also shot just 7-of-19 from the field. He does have a tough matchup against Marcin Gortat, so Horford's field goal percentage may dip during Atlanta's second-round series.
May 3 - 4:45 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford scored 18 points on 8-of-14 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists and one steal in Friday's clinching Game 6 win over the Nets.

Horford's finger is going to be on the radar for perhaps the rest of the playoffs and the Hawks turn right around and play Game 1 against the Wizards on Sunday. Paul Millsap's shoulder will also be worth watching, though you couldn't tell by his 25 points, nine boards, six assists and two steals in the win.
May 1 - 11:09 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

Al Horford played 31 minutes against the Nets on Monday with 17 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal.

He had a minor pinkie injury and had to leave the game, but he just needed to be re-taped. Horford didn't play too much down the stretch in favor of Pero Antic, which marks the second consecutive time that's been an issue. He did have some foul trouble and maybe the pinkie injury was a factor. He'll be in the starting lineup on Wednesday.
Apr 27 - 10:05 PM
Al Horford - F/C - Hawks

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
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jeff Teague
2Dennis Schroder
3Shelvin Mack
SG1Kyle Korver
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
3Justin Holiday
4Marcus Eriksson
SF1Thabo Sefolosha
2Kent Bazemore
PF1Paul Millsap
2Mike Scott
C1Al Horford
2Tiago Splitter
3Mike Muscala
4Walter Tavares