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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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Jae Crowder said that Al Horford will be a "perfect fit" in Boston.
"We play through our bigs, and a lot of teams don't play through their bigs — they post them up and give them the ball," Crowder said. "Our bigs, like he did in Atlanta, he makes the play. We were explaining our basketball terminology to him, and how ours will fit right in with [his] game. It's going to mesh. Most guys have to blend in and fit in, but it's going to be automatically just there." Danny Ainge said that Horford will play both the four and five next season, so he should be able to return top-20 value in standard leagues once again. Jul 22 - 11:39 AM
Source: Masslive

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Celtics GM Danny Ainge said during Wednesday's telecast that Al Horford will likely play both power forward and center this season.

Ainge said the Celtics "don't distinguish the [power forward] and [center]" position, and that where Horford gets his minutes depends upon the moves Boston makes prior to opening night. Horford has said in the past that he'd prefer to play PF, but no matter where he starts he's a near-lock for elite positional value on an up-tempo team.
Jul 13 - 10:18 PM

Brad Stevens is excited about what Al Horford can provide to Boston's locker room.

"He’s obviously a four-time All-Star. But beyond that, his presence in the locker room, and as a guy who’s been there, done that, to lead is really a great thing," Stevens said. It's not yet clear if the Celtics plan to start him at power forward or center, but regardless of his position Horford should be viewed as an early-round asset capable of helping your fantasy team across the board.
Jul 11 - 9:03 AM

Al Horford will sign with the Celtics on a four-year, $113 million deal.

Wow. Just when it looked like the Hawks had the inside track, the Celtics come around to get one of their main targets. Coach Brad Stevens gets by far the best big man under his control and has to love Horford's ability to defend all over the floor. The Celtics were arguably one of the biggest losers of the NBA Draft, but this move overshadows that. Horford just turned 30 last month and played 82 games for the first time in the 2015-16 season. He'll have a great chance to duplicate his stats with Boston as an early-round fantasy target.
Jul 2 - 7:16 PM

The Hawks are "strengthening in belief" that a deal can be reached to re-sign Al Horford, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

The report adds the Wizards and Celtics are "falling back" on Horford. While it now looks like the Hawks might be the favorite, they still have work to do to clear out cap space. They'll either have to give up a ton of assets along with Tiago Splitter, or trade Paul Millsap. Horford is expected to make his decision tonight.
Jul 2 - 7:00 PM

The Hawks are making a late push to sign unrestricted free agent Al Horford, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

Woj adds the Hawks had a five-year offer all along. The Hawks will have to either trade Paul Millsap or get very creative to free up the cap space. For what it's worth, the last time Woj had a "late push" kind of tweet, it was about Miami and Hassan Whiteside. Horford is expected to have his decision today.
Jul 2 - 5:28 PM

The Pistons were the mystery team to meet with unrestricted free agent Al Horford on Friday, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com.

While the Pistons have almost no chance at Horford, the fact that the mystery team wasn't Oklahoma City is the biggest takeaway here. It would appear the Celtics, Wizards and Hawks will be landing one of the best players on the market this summer. He informed the Hawks he will make his decision today.
Jul 2 - 2:34 PM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Celtics and Wizards are the frontrunners to sign Al Horford.

The report adds that a final decision will likely be made by Saturday night. Horford could be looking at a four-year, $113 million deal, but both the Celtics and Wizards have enough cap space to make a deal work. The Hawks would have to make some trades to clear cap space in order to re-sign Horford and they just signed Dwight Howard to a three-year deal, so it sounds like his time in Atlanta is up. Horford would either be the starting center in Boston or starting power forward in Washington, but his fantasy value would be safe in both cities.
Jul 2 - 11:14 AM

According to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Hawks made a "significant" offer to Al Horford.

It's unclear if the offer still stands given the Hawks' cap situation, but the Hawks might be willing to move on after signing Dwight Howard to a three-year deal. There was a report that the Hawks could trade Paul Millsap to Phoenix, so that could possibly open enough cap space to re-sign Horford. Regardless, Horford should have a decision by the weekend and has already met with the Celtics, Wizards, Rockets and one "mystery" team.
Jul 2 - 9:42 AM

Unrestricted free agent Al Horford met with a mystery team on Friday.

He also met with the Celtics, Wizards and Rockets. The mystery team angle is always a fun one and sometimes that team does come through. The best bet would be the Thunder, who are expected to make a run at Horford and move some contracts around. Horford should have his decision this weekend.
Jul 2 - 12:01 AM

Al Horford met with the Rockets, Wizards and Celtics on Friday, and is expected to make a decision over the weekend.

With Kent Bazemore re-signing, the Hawks won't have the cap space to bring back Horford. There is some talk of the Celtics trying to get Horford to agree to terms before they meet with Kevin Durant on Saturday, so that's something to watch. There are also reports of the Hawks trying to make some moves to clear out space for Horford, but it's not going to be easy.
Jul 1 - 11:01 PM

The Celtics will meet with unrestricted free agent Al Horford on Friday night.

With Dwight Howard headed to the Hawks, Horford is likely on the move. He does want to be a priority in the offense and the Celtics can certainly offer that. The Celtics will almost certainly offer the max, so they have a terrific chance to add a huge improvement to their frontcourt. He would have early-round value in standard leagues again.
Jul 1 - 7:04 PM

Marc Stein of ESPN said that the Wizards could "try to make a deal" with Al Horford.

The Wizards are expected to re-sign Bradley Beal to a five-year, max deal, but Stein suggests that they will also try to pursue Horford, Ryan Anderson or Nicolas Batum as well. Horford would likely play the four in Washington next to Marcin Gortat, but that would be bad news for the fantasy value of Markieff Morris. Horford has been linked to several teams, so Washington fans shouldn't get too excited yet.
Jun 30 - 11:20 PM

The Thunder are looking to free up money to make a run at unrestricted free agent Al Horford.

To add a social media twist, Horford followed Kevin Durant on Twitter today. The Thunder would have to unload the contract of Enes Kanter to bring on Horford, or get really creative. If the Thunder can get Horford on board before Sunday, their chances to sign KD long-term might increase, as well. Horford would lose fantasy value in OKC, of course.
Jun 30 - 10:33 PM

Al Horford will reportedly meet with the Rockets on Friday.

With Dwight Howard likely moving on to greener pastures, Horford could work as his replacement, and he could see a nice boost in value playing in Mike D'Antoni's fantasy friendly system. The Lakers, Magic, Wizards, Nets, Warriors and Pistons will all be after the 30-year-old big man this summer.
Jun 30 - 3:10 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Marcus Smart
3Terry Rozier
4Demetrius Jackson
SG1Avery Bradley
2R.J. Hunter
SF1Jae Crowder
2Jaylen Brown
3James Young
PF1Amir Johnson
2Jonas Jerebko
3Jordan Mickey
4Ben Bentil
C1Al Horford
2Kelly Olynyk
3Tyler Zeller