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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 scored 18 points with eight rebounds, six assists, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Bulls during a Game 3 win on Friday.
It was easily his best game of this series. The Celtics going smaller more often opened up more pick-and-roll opportunities for Horford and more space for cutting, so coach Brad Stevens will likely continue to throw Horford out there with four smalls. After two disappointing games, Horford may start to show why the Celtics paid up to get him last summer. Apr 21 - 10:00 PM

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Al Horford was held to seven points on 3-of-8 shooting in Tuesday's Game 2 loss to Chicago.

Unlike Game 1 when he had 19 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and one 3-pointer, Horford was held in check tonight and couldn't keep Robin Lopez off the offensive glass. He salvaged his night with 11 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block, but the Celtics need more from their $113 million big man for them to have any chance to turn this series around. On a side note, Horford did make a brief trip to the locker room with the team trainer, but he returned to the game and seemed fine. We'll be on the lookout for an update.
Apr 18 - 11:03 PM

Al Horford had a strong all-around game vs. Chicago on Sunday with 19 points, eight assists, seven rebounds and one 3-pointer, making 8-of-13 shots in 40 minutes.

Horford scored Boston's final nine straight points to finish the first half, helping them stay within two points despite committing a ton of turnovers while giving up 16 offensive rebounds in the half. Horford played 40 minutes in a game just once during the regular season, but it looks like he's going to be extremely busy in the postseason.
Apr 16 - 9:46 PM

Al Horford scored 19 points with eight rebounds, four assists, one block, one steal and one triple in Monday's 114-105 win over the Nets.

Horford has cooled off significantly since March, but there's nothing like a matchup with the Nets to get a player going. He finished 8-of-17 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line, and with Boston fighting Cleveland for the top seed in the East, his owners can count on him again on Wednesday vs. the Bucks in the season finale.
Apr 10 - 10:14 PM

Al Horford said he's taking less 3-pointers per game because he's trying to be more aggressive in the paint.

After averaging 4.1 triples per game through the first four months of the season, Horford is only attempting 1.7 per game in March. "With the 3-point shot, I’ve been working on it quite a bit. I feel confident about taking them when I’m open, taking them when they’re there, and just being a little more selective with the shots that I take." His fantasy owners probably don't mind, as his FG percentage is way up and he's averaging 8.9 points in the paint over his last 13 games. He's been a top-10 player in standard leagues over the last couple weeks and is peaking at the perfect time for fantasy owners.
Mar 26 - 10:26 AM

Celtics coach Brad Stevens hinted that he will keep staggering the playing time for Al Horford and Isaiah Thomas.

Horford played only 2.4 minutes per game without Thomas during the final nine games before the break, but since then that average has gone up to double digits. "We still run the same offense, all the same concepts," Horford said. "I think that I may post a little more with the second unit, and guys will look to play off of me, and just create plays that way." Horford's value has been trending up quickly since this rotation tweak and Stevens deserves a lot of credit for maximizing the big man's talent. He's averaging 18.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.8 blocks, 0.8 steals and 0.8 triples over his last five games, so he's peaking at the perfect time for fantasy owners.
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Mar 23 - 10:41 AM

Al Horford scored 15 points with eight rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday.

Maybe Isaiah Thomas missing time has helped Horford get back on track. In his last five games, Horford averaged 18.4 points, 8.4 boards, 6.2 assists, 1.8 blocks, 0.8 steals and 0.8 treys -- Thomas did not play in two of those. Horford's fantasy owners can probably start expecting early-round value going forward after a very quiet February.
Mar 22 - 11:20 PM

Al Horford scored 16 points with nine rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal vs. the Wizards on Monday.

He finished 6-of-11 from the field, but only managed to hit 4-of-7 from the line. Horford scored a season-high 27 points in his previous outing and is averaging 17.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 2.2 blocks, 0.8 steals and 1.0 triples over his last five games. He's been underwhelming for most of the season, but at least he's stepping up in a big way during the fantasy playoffs.
Mar 20 - 10:53 PM

Al Horford scored a season-high 27 points during a 105-99 loss to the 76ers on Sunday, adding eight rebounds, six assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

That's two 20-plus scoring games in his last three. Before that, Horford didn't hit 20 points in any game since Jan. 25, so it's been a prolonged offensive slump for one of the most consistent offensive players over the last decade. Not having Isaiah Thomas obviously helped and he does have a 22.7 usage rate without him and he's even more efficient, too. We saw Horford tear it up earlier this year even with IT next to him, so maybe this gets him going. His owners have to love this line heading into four home games this week.
Mar 19 - 4:10 PM

Al Horford scored 14 points with eight rebounds, four assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and four blocks against the Nets on Friday.

He looks like he's back. Since returning from his elbow sprain, Horford averaged 14.2 points, 7.2 boards, 5.2 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.0 steals and 1.2 treys on 57.4 percent from the field. Horford's owners probably shouldn't feel 100 percent about him returning to the player he was back in 2016, but he looks like he can be trusted as an early-round guy.
Mar 18 - 12:23 AM

Al Horford toyed with a triple-double vs. the Wolves on Wednesday, scoring 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting with nine rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer.

It's a matchup Horford clearly enjoys. In his only other game vs. the Wolves this season, he finished with 20 points, six rebounds and five assists. He turned the ball over just once in 30 minutes tonight and is rolling since his return from injury. Hopefully you stuck with him during his inexplicable slump in March.
Mar 15 - 11:36 PM

Al Horford scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting Sunday, to go with seven rebounds, six assists, two 3-pointers, two blocks, one steal and four turnovers in 32 minutes.

Horford had been struggling mightily over the past month, but he's begun an upward trend over his past four outings, flirting with top-50 value behind averages of 13.5 points, 5.5 boards, 4.3 assists, 1.3 triples, 1.0 steal, 0.5 blocks and 2.5 turnovers per game on 63.2 percent shooting. Horford probably won't be able to get into the top-20 equation this season, but top-50 value is a reasonable expectation.
Mar 12 - 6:48 PM

Al Horford (elbow) was back in action vs. the Warriors on Wednesday, posting 10 points, six rebounds, six assists, two steals and just one turnover in 32 minutes of action.

Horford broke out of his offensive slump with 17 points last Friday, only to miss the next two games with the elbow injury. It didn't seem to bother him tonight, as he made 4-of-8 shots including his only 3-point attempt, helping Boston claim an impressive road win at Golden State. Deploy him as usual going forward.
Mar 9 - 1:52 AM

Al Horford (elbow) will join Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder and Amir Johnson in the starting lineup against the Warriors on Wednesday.

Horford is back after missing the last two games due to an injury to his shooting elbow. He had one of the worst shooting months of his career in February with only a 38.8 field goal percentage, so it may have been elbow related. Hopefully, the time off can get him right because he has not been very good since his hot November.
Mar 8 - 9:45 PM

Al Horford (elbow) will play Wednesday vs. the Warriors.

Horford will be returning from a two-game stint on the sidelines, which will likely shift Jaylen Brown back to the second unit. A matchup with the Warriors is far from ideal, but owners in season-long settings shouldn't hesitate to get Horford active.
Mar 8 - 2:02 PM