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Al Horford | Center/Forward | #42

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Florida
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (3) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Zach Lowe of ESPN is reporting that the Celtics are leaning towards starting Al Horford at center.
"I do think they’re going to start Horford at center, which is interesting," Lowe said. "I think, organizationally, that’s the way they’re leaning." The Celtics essentially replaced Amir Johnson with Aron Baynes, but it makes sense for them to move Horford to the five because they can take advantage of their outstanding depth at the forward spots. Horford had a tough time staying healthy last season, but he's a solid value at his current ADP in the early-middle rounds. Sep 7 - 10:19 AM
Source: ESPN

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Al Horford hinted he may have been playing through an injury in the postseason.

"Everybody has bumps and bruises as season goes on," Horford said. "That’s all I’ll say. I’m fine, just get healthy." Horford has been fairly healthy since the All-Star Game, missing just two games since the beginning of February. He saw his minutes really rise in the playoffs with 33.9 per game, but he likely would've played more had the Celtics been involved in closer games. Over the course of the whole regular season, Horford was a mild letdown for fantasy, so he may be an early-mid guy next year.
May 26 - 3:00 PM

Boston played through Al Horford during Sunday's Game 3 win in Cleveland, and he finished with 16 points, six assists, two rebounds, one steal and a pair of 3-pointers.

The Celtics took their first lead of the series on a bucket from Horford to open the scoring tonight, and his playmaking was critical. He shot just 7-of-18 from the field, but was aggressive in the post and allowed his teammates to get open looks -- they had six players in double-figures tonight. Kelly Olynyk was also effective with 15 points (5-of-8 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), three rebounds and two assists, and Boston used their size to score 36 points in the paint vs. 24 for the Cavs. They'll try to duplicate the feat and even the series on Tuesday.
May 21 - 11:41 PM

Al Horford scored 11 points with five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes in a loss to the Cavs on Friday.

What happened to the Horford from the last round? He didn't make any field goals in the first half today and he's also been a no-show on the defensive end. The Celtics can't figure out what to put next to Horford with Amir Johnson being next to him in Game 1 and Jae Crowder shifting to the four in this ugly loss. He really needs to play better in Game 3.
May 19 - 10:52 PM

Al Horford had 11 points, eight rebounds, six assists, one steal, one 3-pointer and three turnovers in 38 minutes during the Celtics' 117-104 loss on Wednesday.

Horford missed his first six shot attempts before finding a rhythm offensively. He was also torched early on defense while switching onto LeBron James, and the Celtics are likely to tweak their approach for Game 2, but fatigue is a potential culprit. Boston was two days removed from an exhausting seven-game series, while the Cavs had a nine-day rest following their sweep of the Raptors.
May 17 - 11:55 PM

Al Horford scored 20 points with six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Wizards on Friday.

Despite the loss, he's been outstanding and his jumpers just keep falling. Horford had a 63.9 effective field goal percentage on his 54 jumpers in his previous playoff games while he's only been blocked just four times on his 111 attempts. This is the Horford the Celtics signed up for last summer.
May 12 - 10:53 PM

Al Horford did it all during Boston's Game 5 victory on Wednesday, scoring 19 points on 8-of-9 shooting with three 3-pointers, seven assists, six rebounds, three blocks and one turnover in 28 minutes.

In addition to his rim protection and versatility switching on defense, Horford fueled the Celtics' offense with efficient scoring and uncommonly deft passing for a center. Games like this are exactly what Boston envisioned when inking him to a four-year, $113 million deal last summer. Over his past nine playoff games, Horford is averaging 16.4 points on 67.4 percent shooting, 1.8 triples, 7.4 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks. Incredible.
May 10 - 10:41 PM

Danny Ainge heaped praise on Al Horford during a recent interview.

"It seems like some fans don’t understand [Horford's contributions], maybe because they’re playing fantasy league or something. I don’t know," said Ainge. "But we’re trying to win basketball games, and Horford, his offensive, and defensive presence have been enormous for us this year." It's true, Horford wasn't all that great after the break with just top-50 value, posting averages of 12.5 points, 6.8 boards, 4.8 dimes and 0.8 swats per game, but he's been crucial to the Celtics' success this postseason.
May 3 - 10:36 AM

Al Horford fell one rebound shy of a triple-double on Sunday, ending his evening with 21 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds, one 3-pointer, one block and two turnovers in 35 minutes.

Horford is the current leader in assists amongst centers this postseason by quite a wide margin with 7.0 a night, and he did an excellent job of helping facilitate the Celtics’ offense today. He was also incredibly efficient on the offensive end, going 10-of-13 from the field, and he made Marcin Gortat uncomfortable by forcing to step out and guard him on the perimeter. Kelly Olynyk also was solid in 18 minutes off the bench, tallying 12 points, four boards, two dimes, two triples and two turnovers.
Apr 30 - 3:53 PM

Al Horford scored 12 points with six rebounds, seven assists and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Bulls on Friday.

After the game, he said the spread lineup was key and it made their offense harder to guard. The Celtics leaned heavily on Horford as a roll man since the lineup change, so expect that to be a staple against the Wizards. Although, the Bulls were not good in switches on that play. Horford playing well could be the difference.
Apr 28 - 11:28 PM

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

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