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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
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Al Horford scored 14 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the 76ers on Thursday.
Coach Brad Stevens has leaned on Horford a lot to guard Ben Simmons in this matchup, but he covered Joel Embiid more down the stretch during this loss. Horford trails only DeMarcus Cousins and Draymond Green for total assists among PF/Cs and he's been one of the most well-rounded fantasy bigs over the last decade. Jan 18 - 9:42 PM

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Al Horford (calf) scored 14 points on 5-of-9 shots in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Pelicans.

He's been banged up lately with a sore knee and sore calf, but he's had plenty of time off to rest and it's a great sign that he played 38 minutes tonight. Horford hit four 3-pointers for the eighth time of his career in the loss, adding nine rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block. The Celtics were bullied by Anthony Davis tonight and Horford will have his hands full again on Thursday vs. Joel Embiid and the 76ers.
Jan 16 - 10:37 PM

Al Horford (calf) will play Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

Horford was never in any danger of missing Tuesday's game, but now we have official confirmation. Go ahead and get him active.
Jan 16 - 5:51 PM

Al Horford (calf) is probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

Horford missed Saturday's practice as a precaution, but he was back on the floor for Monday's practice as expected. His status for Tuesday was never really in doubt, but we'll have another update after their morning shootaround to be safe.
Jan 15 - 1:22 PM

Al Horford (calf) was held out of Saturday's practice as a precaution.

Horford said he feels good, and with the Celtics off until Tuesday, we wouldn't expect this calf issue to be something that forces him to the sidelines. We'll throw him on the injury report just to be safe, and owners can expect to get another couple updates ahead of Tuesday's tip.
Jan 13 - 2:10 PM

Al Horford (sore knee) returned on Thursday with 13 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in a resounding comeback win vs. the Sixers in London.

Horford missed Saturday's game with soreness, but that absence was precautionary and gave him five full days to rest, due to Boston's trip to London. He hit 5-of-10 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs tonight, with one 3-pointer, one block and only one turnover, and looked completely fine in 35 minutes of action. He'll get another long break, too, before facing the Pelicans on Tuesday.
Jan 11 - 5:41 PM

Al Horford (knee) said he will play Thursday vs. Philadelphia.

Horford sat out Saturday's win in Brooklyn due to knee soreness, but was able to get in a full practice on Tuesday and confirmed he is on track to return to the lineup on Thursday when the C's battle the Sixers in London. Horford is having a terrific all-around season, averaging 13.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.4 treys and 1.0 blocks, while shooting 52.0 percent from the floor and 42.2 percent from downtown.
Jan 9 - 9:48 AM

Al Horford (knee) went through a full practice on Tuesday.

Horford did not play Saturday after experiencing some soreness in Friday's game. The Celtics don't play until Thursday, when they take on the Sixers in London, and then have four more days off after that contest. The fact that he is already practicing fully is a good sign that he'll be ready to roll on Thursday. We'll update his progress throughout the week.
Jan 9 - 9:38 AM

Al Horford (knee) made the trip to London with the Celtics.

The Celtics only have one game this week and it's not until Thursday vs. Philly, so he'll have a few more days to get his body right. It's not clear if the Celtics will practice on Monday, but we should have an update no later than Tuesday.
Jan 8 - 10:52 AM

Al Horford (knee) will not play on Saturday against the Nets.

He went through his warmups and looked fine in the videos posted from the team reporters, but the Celtics are just going to play it safe here in the back-to-back set. With him out, the Celtics are going to look a little different with Horford being a point-center, but we should see their smaller lineup with Aron Baynes and Marcus Morris out there to start. Daniel Theis and Semi Ojeleye should also be looking at a few extra minutes.
Jan 6 - 5:11 PM

Al Horford (knee) is a game-time decision against the Nets on Saturday.

After an injury in the second quarter on Friday, this news is hardly a surprise. Horford did start the second half and didn't appear to be limited, so we're still expecting him to play here. Although, the back-to-back factor does come into play on this one. If he's out, Daniel Theis and Aron Baynes would handle the minutes at the five.
Jan 6 - 4:34 PM

Al Horford missed part of the second quarter due to knee soreness on Friday night, but returned to the game and said afterward that he felt "good about playing [Saturday]."

Horford finished with seven points, five rebounds, eight assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes in the C's victory over Minnesota. We'll be on the lookout for an update Saturday morning, but Horford is expected to start and log his normal minutes Saturday night vs. the Nets.
Jan 6 - 9:36 AM

Al Horford scored seven points with five rebounds, eight assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Wolves on Friday.

He suffered a minor knee injury to keep him out for his usual second-quarter minutes, but he returned to start the second half and looked fine. His 197 assists this season are the most by a center through the team's first 41 games in franchise history, and he's looking to be among the league leaders for dimes at center like last season. Horford said he feels good about playing on Saturday, but you'll want to make sure there's no update to change his status. He's been terrific this season as an early-round center in standard leagues.
Jan 5 - 10:53 PM

Al Horford (knee) will return to Friday's game vs. the Wolves.

He went to the locker room during the second quarter with a sore left knee and didn't return until the start of the second half sporting a sleeve on his knee. The Celtics are calling it "left knee soreness," so we'll keep a close eye on him the rest of the night.
Jan 5 - 8:19 PM

Al Horford hit a hook shot with 3.7 seconds left to give the Celtics a 99-98 win over the Rockets after Boston was down by 26 points earlier in the game.

This was a monster win for the Celtics, who have now won three of their last four games after struggling at times in December. Horford was kind of quiet tonight, hitting 4-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, eight rebounds, four assists and a steal, but his big bucket was the key to the Celtics getting one of their biggest wins of the season. Horford will look to get back on track against the Nets on New Year's Eve.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 11:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Terry Rozier
3Shane Larkin
4Kadeem Allen
SG1Jaylen Brown
2Marcus Smart
3Abdel Nader
4Jabari Bird
SF1Jayson Tatum
2Semi Ojeleye
3Jonathan Holmes
4Gordon Hayward
PF1Marcus Morris
2Daniel Theis
3Guerschon Yabusele
C1Al Horford
2Aron Baynes