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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
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Al Horford was relatively quiet on Monday, scoring 11 points with five rebounds, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes vs. the Mavs.
Horford's ability to contribute in multiple categories helps to mitigate low scoring nights, which have been more common in Boston -- his 14.9 points per game are his lowest since the 2011-12 season. Jae Crowder added 10 points with a full line tonight, Isaiah Thomas had his typical 29 points and eight assists, as the Celtics used a balanced effort to earn a road win in Dallas. Feb 13 - 11:10 PM

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Al Horford scored 16 points with nine rebounds, three assists, one block, two triples and four turnovers in a 112-104 win over the Jazz on Saturday.

Given the incredibly tough matchup with Rudy Gobert roaming the paint for Utah, Horford played well and posted an efficient line, shooting 6-of-9 from the field and 2-3 from the line in 34 minutes. He's been overshadowed a bit by the dominance of Isaiah Thomas, but Horford is quietly returning top-25 value in standard leagues. He gets a great matchup vs. the Mavericks on Monday.
Feb 12 - 12:38 AM

Al Horford chipped in 10 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes during a shocking road loss vs. the short-handed Kings.

Horford is averaging a career-low 6.8 rebounds per game this season, but he defended the number as a product of Boston's defensive system. "People don’t understand, normally I’m defending pick and rolls high," Horford said. "So when the shot goes up I’m usually on the perimeter." His defense is also underrated, as he's contesting the fifth-most shots per game (13.6) among centers, with the most contested 3-pointers (3.7). From a fantasy perspective, he's sitting pretty as a top-25 value in roto leagues.
Source: CSNNE.com
Feb 9 - 2:06 AM

Al Horford was terrific in all aspects of the game on Sunday, finishing with 13 points, 15 rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks in a win vs. the Clippers.

Horford shot just 4-of-13 from the field, but three of his makes came from downtown. He and Amir Johnson (13 points, six boards) did a great job defensively, but it was the 3-point shooting that stole the show -- Horford alone took nine of Boston's franchise-record 52 attempts from deep tonight. You can't argue with the results, as the Celtics have now reeled off seven consecutive victories.
Feb 5 - 5:11 PM

Al Horford said that his groin was feeling fine after logging 35 minutes on Monday.

"Some nagging stuff but that's a part of it," said Horford. The groin injury ended up only costing Horford one game on the sidelines, and it's extremely encouraging to hear that he wasn't experiencing any extra soreness after returning to action and logging heavy minutes on Monday night. There's no reason to expect him to sit out Wednesday's game against the Raptors.
Jan 31 - 2:46 PM

Al Horford returned from a groin injury and hit 6-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, six rebounds, six assists and two blocks in 35 minutes of Monday's 113-109 win over the Pistons.

Horford only ended up missing one game due to the injury, but groins can be tricky. Hopefully he doesn't have any issues with it when he wakes up on Tuesday morning and picks back up where he left off. He was particularly hot prior to the injury, scoring 20 and 22 points on 18-of-27 shooting in his two games before sitting out on Saturday. We're taking him off the injury report, but owners might want to watch for news to make sure he's good to go for Wednesday's home game against the Raptors.
Jan 30 - 11:49 PM

Al Horford (groin) will start Monday vs. the Pistons.

Horford will be returning from a two-game stint on the sidelines, and there's been no discussion of a minutes limit, so owners shouldn't hesitate to get him active for tonight's matchup with the Pistons. Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Jaylen Brown and Jonas Jerebko will join Horford in the starting five for tonight's game.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Despite Horford being active, Andre Drummond is the center to target in the BOS/DET game. Drummond has posted 20pts/17reb in each of the two games between these teams this season, and outside of one contest last year where he ran into early foul trouble, Drummond has dominated the Celtics over his short career. Boston ranks 20th in DvP against the center spot and with a starting front-court of Horford and Jonas Jerebko, the Celtics should continue to have trouble slowing Drummond.

Al Horford (groin) will not play against the Bucks on Saturday.

He was expected to be back for this game after missing Friday, but there was still some soreness. Horford got a scan today and everything came back fine. He had a groin issue back in April and there's a chance this has been a lingering issue for him. With him out, the Celtics will roll with Friday's starting lineup of Isaiah Thomas, Jaylen Brown, Jae Crowder, Amir Johnson and Jonas Jerebko. Kelly Olynyk is probably the best option for tonight, but it's never easy to count on coach Brad Stevens.
Jan 28 - 6:34 PM

Al Horford (groin) will not play against the Magic on Friday with Jonas Jerebko and Amir Johnson starting in the frontcourt.

He is probable to play tomorrow, so it looks like it's more of a precaution in the front end of a back-to-back set. Horford did have a groin issue in April last year, so maybe this is related. With him out for tonight, there should be some big lineups with those starters, but Kelly Olynyk likely benefits the most here. For season long, this likely only helps streaming players.
Jan 27 - 5:49 PM

Al Horford did a bit of everything on Wednesday with 20 points, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, nine assists, three steals, two blocks and just one turnover in 34 minutes.

Horford's defense tonight was spectacular, especially in the pick-and-roll, and his efforts helped the Celtics earn an impressive win vs. the visiting Rockets. His owners can't be thrilled to see him haul in five rebounds in his past two games, but he's more than made up for that temporary lull in other categories.
Jan 25 - 11:18 PM

Al Horford shot just 2-of-14 from the field on Wednesday to score five points with 10 assists, seven rebounds, one steal and one block.

Horford was 1-of-10 from the field at halftime with six attempts behind the arc, which was taking the stretch-center concept a little too far. The assists were a season-high and his boards tied Amir Johnson (10 points, seven boards, two blocks) for the team-high, but Boston still got "pummeled" on the glass with a 57-33 disadvantage. Horford should have much better luck vs. the Blazers' frontcourt on Saturday.
Jan 18 - 11:31 PM

Al Horford hit 8-of-14 shots, a 3-pointer and 5-of-5 free throws for 22 points, six rebounds and four assists in 34 minutes on Monday.

This was Horford's most points scored since he had 23 way back on Dec. 23. His assist numbers are impressive and he's averaging 14.0 points, 7.4 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.6 3-pointers while shooting 43 percent over his last five games. Over his last four games, his field goal percentage jumps to 53 percent, so look at him as one of the hotter shooting perimeter centers in the league right now.
Jan 16 - 10:28 PM

Al Horford scored 10 points with six rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

In his return to Atlanta, Horford had plenty of boos to start the game. The crowd did give him a standing ovation after his video tribute, though. While Horford's numbers are down, he's done a fine job hitting treys with 2.2 per game over his last five. Expect him to heat up in no time.
Jan 14 - 1:06 AM

Al Horford filled up the boxscore vs. Washington, notching 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting with nine rebounds, three assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers.

Horford turned the ball over just twice in 33 minutes, and tonight's line was a nice return to form -- in Boston's past six games, he was shooting just 43.2 percent from the field with 0.5 steals. The occasional slump is balanced out by hot streaks, and at the end of the day he's an early-round value.
Jan 11 - 11:20 PM

Al Horford scored 21 points on 8-of-12 from the field with six rebounds, four assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Heat on Friday.

That's better. Horford was in his biggest shooting slump of the season before this one, making just 6-of-31 from deep (19.4 percent). He has been efficient for his entire career, so there was never really a concern. Horford should be a top-20 player this season.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 10:58:00 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