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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 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

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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

Al Horford scored a season-low six points with one rebound, four assists and three blocks in 29 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

It's been bombs away for Horford all season with a career-high 4.2 attempts per game. The bad news is that he's still made just 6-of-31 (19.4 percent) from deep since Dec. 15. Still, the spacing with Horford out there helps the offense and he should still have a green light -- just not as bright. There's a small buy-low window on Horford after his torrid start.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 11:41:00 PM

Al Horford did a little bit of everything during Boston's 119-114 win over the Knicks on Christmas, racking up 15 points, seven boards, five assists, three steals and two blocks in 35 minutes.

Horford also didn't commit a single turnover and he a buried a triple for good measure. He is one of the few guys in the league that can produce elite value without dominating the rock, and he actually has the lowest usage rate (21.5) amongst the top-12 guys in 9-cat leagues this season. Yeah, he's a stud.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 03:25:00 PM

Al Horford scored 23 points with six rebounds, four assists, one block, two steals and three triples in Friday's loss to the Thunder.

He hit 8-of-17 shots from the field and 4-of-4 from the line and continues to light up the box score in every category. He's averaging career-highs in 3-pointers, blocks and assists, and he's doing it all in 33 minutes per game. Among players 6 feet 7 inches or taller, Horford trails only LeBron James, Draymond Green, and Giannis Antetokounmpo in assists per game this season. Expect a monster game against the Knicks on Christmas day.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 10:41:00 PM

Al Horford made 3-of-12 from the field for a season-low eight points against the Pacers on Thursday, adding 11 rebounds, one assist and one block in 33 minutes.

It's the first time this season Horford has been below 30 percent from the field in a game, and not adding any treys makes it worse. Horford's efficiency has seen a downward trend on the season with this dud dropping him to a career-low 46.0 percent on the season -- he's a career 53.3 percent shooter. Horford has a small buy-low window here.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 10:23:00 PM

Al Horford had 17 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and a block on Tuesday, but hit just 8-of-19 shots and 1-of-8 3-pointers in a 112-109 win over the Grizzlies.

Horford has scored in double digits in all 10 of his December games, but tonight's was the first one that resulted in a double-double. In fact, this was just his third double-double of the season. He missed nine games in November with a concussion and is starting to round into form. Hopefully he's primed for a big second half with his new team, which has now won three straight games and overcame a 17-point deficit tonight.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 01:07:00 AM

Al Horford scored 17 points with eight assists and seven rebounds vs. the Heat on Sunday, adding two steals, one block and just one turnover in 31 minutes of action.

Horford is averaging 1.4 triples per game this season, a career-high, but he's a combined 0-of-4 in his past two games. That's a minor footnote after another great all-around game -- Horford ate up the Heat whenever Hassan Whiteside was off the court, and he was a key reason they held onto their early lead down the stretch. He draws another tough matchup vs. the Grizzlies on Tuesday.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 10:26:00 PM

Al Horford finished Sunday's loss to the Thunder with 19 points, six assists, four rebounds, three 3-pointers, one block and just one turnover in 33 minutes.

Horford revealed before the game that he "was strongly considering" the Thunder as a free agent this summer. His decision seems to have worked out for everyone -- he's thriving as a playmaking big man in Boston, while the Thunder locked up Steven Adams with a lucrative long-term contract. Horford is cruising as a first-round roto value on the season.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 10:04:00 PM

Al Horford scored 19 points with seven rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

The Celtics run a lot of stuff through Horford anyway, but they did even more tonight with Isaiah Thomas (groin) out. Horford has also been launching from deep with 5.2 attempts per December outing. He's one of the best across-the-board contributors in the league.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 11:20:00 PM

Al Horford hit 9-of-22 shots and a 3-pointer for 21 points, six rebounds, nine assists, a steal and two blocks in 35 minutes of Monday's tough 107-106 loss to Houston.

He's alternated bad games with good ones since returning from a concussion four games ago, averaging 16.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 2.8 blocks and 1.8 3-pointers over that stretch. Which is much better than he was playing before the injury. Hopefully you bought low on him during his shaky start or injury leave. He missed the game-winning layup tonight, so he may come out with a bad taste in his next one.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 11:46:00 PM

Al Horford exploded against the Kings during a 97-92 win on Friday, scoring 26 points with eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, six blocks and four 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

That's season highs in points, blocks and treys, and he also matched his best total in steals and minutes. We've seen coach Brad Stevens mix it up with his bigs, but he's never had someone as good as Horford. This massive game moved him to No. 6 on per-game value for standard leagues despite just 32.4 minutes per game. He's going to be outstanding all year.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 11:18:00 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