May 11, 2019, 2:22 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford wants a longer-term deal with the Celtics.
Horford has a player option he can pick up for next season for $29 million. According to a source of the Boston Herald, he said that he would be willing to accept a more team-friendly deal if they were to add two more seasons. Fantasy-wise, Horford showed no signs of a decline this year at 32 years old, putting up third round value and playing in 77 games.
Source: Boston Herald
May 8, 2019, 10:31 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford was quiet in Wednesday's Game 5 loss to the Bucks, finishing his night with nine points (3-of-14 shooting), seven rebounds, six assists and a steal in 36 minutes of action.
Horford had turned in a really good series before this clunker, shooting-wise. The versatile big-man heads into the offseason solidified as an essential piece of both Boston’s defense and culture. His leadership and veteran presence will be all the more important next season if Kyrie Irving bolts in free agency.
May 6, 2019, 11:33 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford scored 20 points to go with six rebounds, five assists, one block and three 3-pointers in the Celtics Game 4 home loss on Monday.
Horford shot 8-for-16 from the floor in his 38 minutes tonight. The 32-year-old vet has been extremely consistent in this series while also doing everything that anyone of his stature can against Giannis Antetokounmpo on the defensive end. He'll try to extend the season as the Celtics travel back to Milwaukee for Game 5 on Wednesday.
May 3, 2019, 11:27 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford hit 4-of-8 from the field and all six of his freebies to finish Friday’s loss to the Bucks with 17 points, three 3s, eight boards, five assists and three turnovers.
Horford was his typically efficient self and deserves a ton of credit for basically turning the Bucks’ Brook Lopez into a non-factor on offense but the Celtics as a team are struggling to keep Giannis Antetokounmpo out of the paint and some of that has to fall on Horford too. Marcus Morris added 16 points, four treys and eight rebounds.
April 30, 2019, 10:27 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting while adding eight rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in Tuesday's Game 2 against the Bucks.
Horford was still a force on defense, but he can only do so much when the Bucks are scorching hot from deep. He committed five turnovers tonight which is a drastic turn from his zero-turnover game in Game 1 and we expect him to continue to play a crucial role for the Celtics' game plan of slowing down Giannis Antetokounmpo in Game 3.
April 28, 2019, 3:35 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford was rock solid in Sunday's Game 1 win over the Bucks, dropping 20 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, a steal, three blocks and three 3-pointers.
Horford was about as good as it gets on either end of the floor. He was able to body Giannis Antetokounmpo just enough to allow ample help, preventing the Greek Freak from getting to the rack regularly and making him pay physically whenever he tried. The pick-and-pop game with Kyrie Irving gave the Bucks fits on the other end and Horford is going to be a central figure to Boston's success, as usual.
April 21, 2019, 3:51 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford put up a 14-point, 12-rebound double-double on Sunday as the Celtics finished off a sweep of the Pacers.
Horford also added five dimes and a 3-pointer in this one. He uncharacteristically took 19 shots in this one – only making four – but continued to be a vital piece for the Celtics. Assuming the Bucks don't blow a 3-0 lead, Horford against Brook Lopez should make for a great matchup in the Eastern Conference Semis.
April 19, 2019, 11:31 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford had 16 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three threes, one steal and one block on Friday night.
Horford continues to provide Boston with a little bit of everything they need to win as evidenced by his plus-13, which was tied for a team-best mark. After struggling a bit in Game 2 as he shook off an illness, this statistical output was more in line with what we're used to seeing.
April 17, 2019, 10:05 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford (illness) played 37 minutes in Game 2, finishing with only four points, but still collected 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocks.
Despite looking out of sorts, Horford was able to stay out on the floor for the vast majority of Game 2, and continued to provide the intangibles that he has become renown for. Expect him to be good to go for Game 3.
April 17, 2019, 6:22 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford (illness) is healthy enough to take the court against the Pacers on Wednesday.
With Horford in the starting lineup for the Celtics, they will look to take a commanding 2-0 lead against the Pacers. The Celtics will use Horford, Aron Baynes and Marcus Morris as their primary frontcourt options.
Source: Chris Forsberg on Twitter
April 17, 2019, 5:19 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
According to head coach Brad Stevens, Al Horford will give it a go in Wednesday's game against the Pacers.
Horford got sick last night but all signs are pointing towards him being available for tonight's matchup. Look for another update ahead of game-time.
Source: Jay King on Twitter
April 17, 2019, 11:41 amAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
The Celtics have listed Al Horford as questionable to face the Pacers for Game 2 on Wednesday.
This comes out of nowhere but hopefully it’s not something that will keep him out of tonight’s game. Horford had a double-double with five assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in Sunday's Game 1 win and he remains an integral part of the Celtics on both sides of the floor,
Source: J. Michael on Twitter
April 14, 2019, 4:00 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford had a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double with five assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in Sunday's Game 1 win against the Pacers.
Horford did what he does best in this one, anchoring a great defense and impacting the game despite scoring only 10 points. The Celtics need him to stay healthy because of how many different things he can do on, and off, the floor.
April 13, 2019, 5:24 pmAl Horford - F/C - Boston Celtics
Al Horford (left knee soreness) is listed as probable for Game 1 against the Pacers on Sunday.
Horford rested some down the stretch, including the final game of the season, but he should be fresh for Game 1. The Celtics need Horford to be healthy in order to play to their full potential. He's the only one listed on the injury report, aside from Marcus Smart who is out for the series.
Source: Jared Weiss on Twitter