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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 18 points with 11 rebounds, two assists and five turnover during a 92-88 win over the Warriors on Thursday.
He was the best Celtic in this game and helped keep the Warriors to their lowest score since Kevin Durant joined forces with Stephen Curry and company. The Celtics went on a 19-4 run to close out the third to help them tie the game up heading into the fourth quarter. After their 0-2 start, the Celtics have their longest winning streak since 2010 and already have a three-game cushion for the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Horford is locked and loaded as an early-round player at a premium position. Nov 16 - 11:52 PM

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Al Horford hit 8-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and a steal in 30 minutes of Tuesday's 109-102 win over the Nets.

Horford's been back for two games since his concussion and hasn't done much, other than make 16-of-19 shots, hit a couple threes, and average 19 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals. This is going much better than when he took a long time to get back on track after a concussion last season. Oh, and the Celtics have won 13 straight games since starting out the season 0-2.
Nov 14 - 9:57 PM

Al Horford (concussion) scored 21 points in his return from a two-game absence on Sunday, adding one 3-pointer, three rebounds, four assists, two steals and two turnovers in 33 minutes.

Horford was nearly perfect in this one, going 8-of-9 from the field and 4-of-5 from the stripe for an incredible true shooting percentage of 93.8. He didn’t even miss his first shot until late in the fourth quarter, and he also threw down a few highlight-reel jams (link below), so that, partnered with the heavy minutes would suggest he'll be just fine moving forward.
Source: NBA
Nov 12 - 6:31 PM

Al Horford (concussion) is good to go for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

He went through the morning shootaround and there's no word of any restrictions. With Kyrie Irving (face) out, the Celtics will be running quite a bit of offense through the big man today. Get him back in your lineups. Aron Baynes' value takes a significant hit with Horford back.
Nov 12 - 1:38 PM

Al Horford (concussion) is probable for Sunday against the Raptors.

He was close to playing on Friday, so he's almost a lock to play. The Celtics will need him and it'll be interesting to see how he adapt when he's not next to Kyrie Irving, assuming Irving can't go. With Horford back, Aron Baynes may still actually start against Jonas Valanciunas and Serge Ibaka while Daniel Theis should lose minutes. Get Horford in your lineups for tomorrow.
Nov 11 - 5:12 PM

Al Horford (concussion) will not play on Friday vs. the Hornets.

This is his second straight game on the shelf, but it's worth noting that he was upgraded to questionable this morning which is a sign that he's making progress -- Horford also said he's feeling a lot better. Celtics GM Danny Ainge did say that this concussion isn't as bad as the one that sidelined him for nine games last season, so hopefully he'll be back in action soon. Aron Baynes had 21 points, eight rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes in Horford's absence on Wednesday, Daniel Theis played 22 minutes off the bench and even Semi Ojeleye logged a handful of minutes at center.
Nov 10 - 5:39 PM

Al Horford (concussion) has been upgraded to questionable for Friday's game vs. Charlotte.

Horford was initially ruled out for Friday's contest, so this upgrade is encouraging. However, Horford still needs to clear concussion protocol. We will have to wait for an update before tip-off, when coach Brad Stevens meets with the media. If Horford is unable to play, Aron Baynes would be in line for another heavy workload. Baynes had 21 points, eight rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes on Wednesday.
Nov 10 - 1:47 PM

Al Horford (concussion) is listed as out for Friday against the Hornets.

The Celtics were still able to earn a win on Wednesday with Aron Baynes matching his career-high 21 points while Daniel Theis also stepped up in the fourth. Theis played 22 minutes in the win and more than held his own, and Semi Ojeleye even saw three minutes at the five, as well. If Baynes can avoid foul trouble against Dwight Howard, coach Brad Stevens will likely have a similar approach at the five.
Nov 9 - 2:38 PM

Celtics GM Danny Ainge said Al Horford's concussion doesn't appear to be as bad as the one from last season.

It's nice to hear a bit of good news, but concussions are tricky and it's hard to put a timetable on them. Horford missed nine games last season, so hopefully he recovers much quicker this time around. Aron Baynes had 21 points, eight rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes on Wednesday and could be a short-term option for center-needy owners.
Nov 9 - 10:06 AM

Al Horford (concussion) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

Horford got knocked in the noggin during Monday's win over the Hawks, and he'll now need to go through the league-mandated concussion protocol testing before he can return to the court. Unfortunately, a concussion last season forced Horford to spend nine straight games on the sidelines, so hopefully, he can beat that timetable this time around. Aron Baynes will be getting all the burn he can handle with Horford out, and Daniel Theis should pick up some extra minutes. Marcus Morris should also be back in the starting five, and Kyrie Irving will be very busy on offense.

Al Horford had a nice revenge game against the Hawks on Monday, notching 15 points with 10 rebounds and nine assists in 33 minutes.

Horford hit 5-of-13 from the field and all four of his free throws with one block and one 3-pointer. There was a scary moment when Horford took a Kent Bazemore elbow to the head, but the big man collected himself and was able to hit two free throws immediately after. He'll be fine for Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers.
Nov 6 - 10:13 PM

Al Horford shook off an ankle injury to finish Sunday's game with 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting, three 3-pointers, 10 rebounds, four assists, and a season-high six turnovers.

Horford briefly came out of the game after appearing to tweak an ankle, which he kept warm on the bench during the game. He should be ready to go vs. the Hawks on Monday, but we'll add him to the injury report out of an abundance of caution.
Nov 5 - 8:55 PM

Al Horford finished with 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists across 34 minutes in Friday's win at Oklahoma City.

Horford was on fire from the floor, hitting 8-of-10, including 4-of-4 from behind the arc. The big man has hit 14-of-26 (35.0 percent) from behind the 3-point line over the past seven outings while also adding 9.3 rebounds per outing. Fantasy owners love that kind of versatility from their bigs. Horford is a player who has a chance to finish as a top-30 player and exceed his average draft position by miles.
Nov 4 - 12:23 AM

Al Horford was locked in on the offensive side during a 96-89 win over the Bucks on Thursday, making 11-of-14 from the field for a season-high 27 points with nine rebounds, four assists, one block and four 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

He also played outstanding defense in this game to help the Celtics earn their 41st consecutive win while holding their opponent under 100 points. Horford made just 42.9 percent from the field in his first four games while most of his other numbers were down compared to last year, but now he's posting third-round value on the year thanks to this gem. He has an excellent chance to be a top-30 player and possibly better than that, too.
Oct 27 - 12:40 AM

Al Horford had a nice game on Tuesday, racking up 13 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, a block and two 3-pointers on 5-of-8 shooting in 29 minutes of a blowout win over the Knicks.

This was Horford's first double-double of the season and it's not surprising, given that he was going against Enes Kanter and the Knicks. He's yet to post a mind-blowing fantasy stat line, but he's been rock solid in scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks and 3-pointers. He's going to have a big year.
Oct 24 - 11:11 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Terry Rozier
3Shane Larkin
4Kadeem Allen
SG1Marcus Smart
2Jabari Bird
3Abdel Nader
SF1Jaylen Brown
2Semi Ojeleye
3Jonathan Holmes
4Gordon Hayward
PF1Jayson Tatum
2Marcus Morris
3Daniel Theis
4Guerschon Yabusele
C1Al Horford
2Aron Baynes