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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
Contract: view contract details

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Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that Al Horford looks like the perfect fit for Boston.
"The ability to quickly move the ball and make the right decision — the ball never sticks with him," Stevens said. "We told him when he first got here that we just wanted him to be the best version of himself. He knows what he is good at and he is a great model for our younger players." Horford has looked great in limited action during the preseason, shooting 63.6 percent from the field and a combined 4-of-6 from 3-point range. He's an excellent pick in the second round of standard leagues. Oct 21 - 9:33 AM

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Al Horford scored five points on 2-of-2 shooting with two rebounds and one 3-pointer in 12 minutes vs. the Nets on Monday.

He hasn’t played a lot during the preseason, but he has been incredibly efficient with his new team — he’s shooting 68.0 percent from the field and is a perfect 5-of-5 from 3-point range. He’s healthy and will be the focal point of a lethal Celtics’ offense, so he’s the definition of a safe pick in the second round.
Oct 17 - 10:24 PM

Al Horford was outstanding against the Hornets in a 107-92 win on Thursday, scoring 13 points with eight rebounds, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes.

The Celtics are destroying their opponents with Horford out there this month. In the 35 minutes with Horford on the floor, the Celtics have an eye-popping 55.7 net rating. It's probably fair to say coach Brad Stevens will get a lot out of Horford, who should be coming off the board in the second round of standard drafts.
Oct 6 - 10:27 PM

Al Horford scored eight points on 4-of-8 shooting in his Boston debut vs. the 76ers on Tuesday.

He did all of his damage in just 15 minutes, adding eight rebounds, one steal and two turnovers. The Celtics' offense is going to run through Horford a lot this season and he’s going to get plenty of looks in the post and on the perimeter — he took two 3-pointers tonight but missed them both. He’s one of the most versatile big man in the league that should easily return top-20 value in standard leagues, so look for him in the second round.
Oct 4 - 9:36 PM

The Celtics could be "playing through" Al Horford in the middle of the offense, according to Jae Crowder.

"He’s pick-and-popping, playing-and-passing, he can do it all," Crowder said. "We’re just playing off him more. He’s such a great passer. He passes the ball very well. He knows how to play the game." Horford is one of the most versatile bigs in the NBA and he's always done a great job of kicking out to his open guards. Fantasy owners can pounce on him in the second round.
Oct 3 - 8:14 PM

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said Al Horford fits well with how the team plays.

Horford was one of Boston's biggest free agency signings in decades, and Stevens' recent comments show why the team valued him so highly. "We played [Atlanta] ten times [last season], so we had a pretty good idea of what they were doing and they had an idea of what we were doing," Stevens said. "One of the reasons we went after Al really hard on day one was because we thought that he fit in really well with how we play." Horford should have no trouble duplicating his Atlanta success in Boston and is a good bet to return top-20 value in standard fantasy leagues.
Source: Vice
Sep 6 - 1:20 PM

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.
Source: Masslive
Jul 22 - 11:39 AM

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

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

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