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Al Horford

28-Year-Old    PF    Atlanta Hawks

2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

18.6

REB

8.4

AST

2.6

STL

0.9

BLK

1.5

2014-15 NBA Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Horford is one of the NBA's top bigs when healthy. Unfortunately, he hasn't been healthy much in recent seasons. A completely torn pectoral muscle ended Horford's 2013-14 season in late December, limiting the all-star to just 29 games played. A similar injury cost him all bu...

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STATUS:  Game-Time Decision    INJURY:  Chest    EST. RETURN:  10/1/2014
HT: 6' 9"   WT: 245 lbs   DOB: 6/3/1986  College: Florida
DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #3 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Al Horford Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $60 million contract extension with the Hawks in November 2010.

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Horford (pectoral) has been cleared for spot shooting and expects to be ready for training camp. However, he will not play for the Dominican FIBA World Cup team this summer, Fox Sports Ohio reports.

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Al Horford NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 21 81 31.4 10.1 9.7 1.5 0.7 0.9 0.0 49.9 73.1 1.7 3.1 6.6 0.1 0.0 4.1 8.2 1.9 2.6
2008-09 22 67 33.5 11.5 9.3 2.4 0.8 1.4 0.0 52.5 72.7 1.5 2.2 7.1 0.0 0.0 4.7 8.9 2.2 3.1
2009-10 23 81 35.1 14.2 9.9 2.3 0.7 1.1 0.0 55.1 78.9 1.5 2.9 7.0 0.0 100.0 5.8 10.5 2.6 3.3
2010-11 24 ATL 77 35.1 15.3 9.3 3.5 0.8 1.0 0.0 55.7 79.8 1.5 2.4 7.0 0.1 50.0 6.7 12.0 1.9 2.4
2011-12 25 ATL 11 31.6 12.4 7.0 2.2 0.9 1.3 0.0 55.3 73.3 1.5 2.4 4.6 0.1 0.0 5.2 9.4 2.0 2.7
2012-13 26 ATL 74 37.2 17.4 10.2 3.2 1.1 1.1 0.0 54.3 64.4 2.0 2.6 7.6 0.1 50.0 7.8 14.3 1.8 2.8
2013-14 27 ATL 29 33.0 18.6 8.4 2.6 0.9 1.5 0.1 56.7 68.2 2.2 2.3 6.1 0.4 36.4 8.2 14.5 2.0 2.9
Preseason Projections 28 ATL 70 33.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Al Horford

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Al Horford – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Center
Also Listed As:  #3 Power Forward

1.  Al Horford

2.  Pero Antic

3.  Mike Muscala

Atlanta Hawks

True Shooting Percentage

58.8%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Al Horford had a true shooting percentage of 58.8%.

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Al Horford NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 21 81 36.0 11.6 11.1 1.8 0.9 1.1 0.0 49.9 73.1 1.9 3.5 7.6 0.1 0.0 4.7 9.5 2.2 3.0
2008-09 22 67 36.0 12.4 10.0 2.6 0.9 1.5 0.0 52.5 72.7 1.7 2.3 7.7 0.0 0.0 5.0 9.5 2.4 3.3
2009-10 23 81 36.0 14.5 10.1 2.4 0.7 1.2 0.0 55.1 78.9 1.5 3.0 7.1 0.0 100.0 5.9 10.7 2.7 3.4
2010-11 24 ATL 77 36.0 15.7 9.6 3.5 0.8 1.1 0.0 55.7 79.8 1.6 2.4 7.1 0.1 50.0 6.8 12.3 2.0 2.5
2011-12 25 ATL 11 36.0 14.1 8.0 2.5 1.0 1.4 0.0 55.3 73.3 1.7 2.7 5.3 0.1 0.0 5.9 10.7 2.3 3.1
2012-13 26 ATL 74 36.0 16.8 9.9 3.1 1.0 1.0 0.0 54.3 64.4 1.9 2.5 7.3 0.1 50.0 7.5 13.8 1.8 2.7
2013-14 27 ATL 29 36.0 20.2 9.2 2.9 1.0 1.7 0.2 56.7 68.2 2.4 2.5 6.7 0.4 36.4 8.9 15.8 2.2 3.2
Preseason Projections 28 ATL 70 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Al Horford

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Al Horford NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2007-08 21 81 2540 821 785 124 60 76 0 49.9 73.1 137 248 537 5 0.0 333 668 155 212
2008-09 22 67 2242 773 624 163 53 95 0 52.5 72.7 103 145 479 1 0.0 312 594 149 205
2009-10 23 81 2846 1148 799 189 59 91 1 55.1 78.9 122 236 563 1 100.0 467 847 213 270
2010-11 24 ATL 77 2704 1178 718 266 59 80 2 55.7 79.8 119 182 536 4 50.0 513 921 150 188
2011-12 25 ATL 11 348 136 77 24 10 14 0 55.3 73.3 16 26 51 1 0.0 57 103 22 30
2012-13 26 ATL 74 2756 1289 757 240 78 78 3 54.3 64.4 147 195 562 6 50.0 576 1060 134 208
2013-14 27 ATL 29 958 538 244 76 27 44 4 56.7 68.2 64 66 178 11 36.4 238 420 58 85
Preseason Projections 28 ATL 70 2310 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Al Horford

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Al Horford NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2007-08 21 81 31.4 53.9 49.9 12.1 13.4 0.9 16.5
2008-09 22 67 33.5 56.5 52.5 17.2 10.8 1.6 18.9
2009-10 23 81 35.1 59.4 55.2 14.8 9.6 1.5 21.3
2010-11 24 ATL 77 35.1 58.7 55.8 19.2 8.6 2.2 22.5
2011-12 25 ATL 11 31.6 58.5 55.3 15.4 10.2 1.5 17.4
2012-13 26 ATL 74 37.2 56.0 54.5 15.6 9.6 1.6 23.5
2013-14 27 ATL 29 33.0 58.8 57.1 12.7 10.7 1.2 22.6
Preseason Projections 28 ATL 70 33.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Al Horford

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Al Horford 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 3 at IND                                
May 1 IND                                
Apr 28 at IND                                
Apr 26 IND                                
Apr 24 IND                                
Apr 22 at IND                                
Apr 19 at IND                                
Apr 16 at MIL                                
Apr 14 CHA                                
Apr 12 MIA                                
Apr 11 at BKN                                
Apr 9 BOS                                
Apr 8 DET                                
Apr 6 at IND                                
Apr 4 CLE                                
Apr 2 CHI                                
Mar 31 PHI                                
Mar 29 at WAS                                
Mar 27 POR                                
Mar 26 at MIN                                
Mar 24 PHO                                
Mar 23 at TOR                                
Mar 21 NOP                                
Mar 18 TOR                                
Mar 17 at CHA                                
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Mar 15 DEN                                
Mar 13 MIL                                
Mar 10 at UTA                                
Mar 8 at LAC                                
Mar 7 at GSW                                
Mar 5 at POR                                
Mar 2 at PHO                                
Feb 26 at BOS                                
Feb 25 CHI                                
Feb 22 NYK                                
Feb 21 at DET                                
Feb 19 WAS                                
Feb 18 at IND                                
Feb 12 at TOR                                
Feb 11 at CHI                                
Feb 8 MEM                                
Feb 5 at NOP                                
Feb 4 IND                                
Feb 1 MIN                                
Jan 31 at PHI                                
Jan 29 DET                                
Jan 27 at OKC                                
Jan 25 at MIL                                
Jan 24 SAS                                
Jan 22 at ORL                                
Jan 20 MIA                                
Jan 16 BKN                                
Jan 12 at MEM                                
Jan 10 HOU                                
Jan 8 IND                                
Jan 6 at BKN                                
Jan 4 at CHI                                
Jan 3 GSW                                
Dec 31 at BOS                                
Dec 29 at ORL                                
Dec 28 CHA                                
Dec 26 at CLE 36 25 8 4 0 2 1 11 17 2 2 1 1 3 5 2
Dec 23 at MIA 40 21 11 3 1 1 2 8 13 4 4 1 1 3 8 3
Dec 20 UTA 23 23 4 1 0 0 1 11 15 1 3 0 0 1 3 2
Dec 18 SAC 31 25 10 5 1 4 4 12 19 1 2 0 0 3 7 3
Dec 16 LAL 33 19 11 5 0 1 2 9 17 1 1 0 1 5 6 2
Dec 14 at NYK 34 17 6 2 0 0 3 7 9 2 2 1 1 1 5 2
Dec 13 WAS 41 34 15 2 2 0 2 15 23 4 5 0 0 6 9 0
Dec 10 OKC 33 7 10 2 0 1 2 3 10 1 2 0 0 3 7 5
Dec 6 CLE 31 22 9 4 2 2 2 10 19 2 2 0 1 3 6 1
Dec 4 LAC 34 21 9 2 0 0 1 8 17 5 8 0 1 3 6 2
Dec 2 at SAS 35 18 7 3 2 0 0 9 16 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
Nov 30 at WAS 34 16 3 0 0 2 0 7 13 2 2 0 0 0 3 1
Nov 29 DAL 37 17 12 2 1 1 6 7 13 3 4 0 0 4 8 4
Nov 27 at HOU 33 14 8 2 2 2 2 7 14 0 0 0 1 1 7 2
Nov 26 ORL 28 15 5 3 0 2 1 7 10 1 2 0 1 0 5 2
Nov 23 BOS 34 18 7 0 0 1 0 9 19 0 0 0 0 1 6 4
Nov 22 at DET 33 17 11 3 1 0 3 7 14 3 6 0 0 3 8 0
Nov 20 DET 32 10 8 2 1 5 2 5 7 0 0 0 0 2 6 1
Nov 19 at MIA 26 12 7 2 0 0 7 5 9 2 4 0 0 3 4 1
Nov 16 at NYK 30 12 2 2 0 1 1 6 10 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Nov 15 PHI 35 20 8 3 1 3 2 8 15 4 4 0 0 1 7 0
Nov 13 NYK 35 23 5 0 0 0 1 11 14 1 2 0 0 1 4 0
Nov 11 at CHA 31 24 5 5 1 0 4 9 15 6 7 0 1 0 5 3
Nov 9 ORL 30 15 7 7 1 4 0 7 14 1 2 0 0 1 6 3
Nov 7 at DEN 35 21 9 5 1 4 4 10 21 1 1 0 1 3 6 2
Nov 5 at SAC 35 27 10 1 3 2 2 11 19 4 6 1 1 5 5 3
Nov 3 at LAL 34 12 16 2 2 1 4 5 12 2 4 0 0 3 13 4
Nov 1 TOR 35 22 16 1 0 1 2 9 14 4 8 0 0 3 13 2
Oct 30 at DAL 32 11 5 3 5 4 3 5 12 1 2 0 0 1 4 1

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Al Horford: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Horford got off to an outstanding first couple of months to the 2013-14 season. However, due to tearing his right pectoral muscle, the Hawks’ center did not play at all after Dec. 26, totaling just 29 games for the campaign.

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Horford (shoulder) will not be able to participate at any point during the Hawks' series with the Pacers, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Horford (shoulder) essentially shot down the idea of returning this season in his first meeting with the media since his injury, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "It would be hard," he said. "This injury is a little more severe than the other one."

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Horford began his first phase of physical therapy Tuesday, Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Horford (shoulder) underwent successful surgery to repair his torn pectoral muscle Tuesday.

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Horford's surgery on a torn pectoral muscle is scheduled for Tuesday in Atlanta, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

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Horford (shoulder) will likely not be able to return for the playoffs, Turner Sports reports.

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Horford (shoulder) is out indefinitely with a complete right pectoral tear, the same injury that kept him out of 55 games two seasons ago, the Hawks' official site reports. He sustained the injury in Thursday's game against the Cavaliers. There is a realistic possibility that Horford could be out for the entire season.

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Horford (shoulder) did not practice Friday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Horford sustained a right shoulder injury in Thursday's game against the Cavaliers, the Hawks' official site reports. He finished the game with 25 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and two blocks in 36 minutes of action.

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Horford put up 23 points (11-15 FG, 1-3 FT) and grabbed four rebounds in Friday's 118-85 blowout victory versus the Jazz.

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Horford notched another double-double Wednesday by scoring 25 points (12-19 FG, 1-2 FT) with 10 rebounds, five assists, four blocks, and a steal in 31 minutes Wednesday.

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2013-14

Just one year removed from an injury-ravaged 2011-12 campaign where he was forced to miss nearly the entire season with a torn pectoral muscle, Horford was able to bounce back and put together a career-year in 2012-13. The 27-year-old big man posted career-highs in scoring (17.4), rebounding (10.2), steals (1.1) and minutes (37.2) in 74 appearances. His usage rate climbed to 21.8 percent, and his 23.5 efficiency rating was good enough to rank ninth overall in the league. The only area of Horford's game that dipped last season was his free-throwing shooting (64 percent), but with a career mark of 74 percent at the charity stripe, he should bounce back in that area. The Hawks brought in a pair of big men (Paul Millsap, Elton Brand) via free agency, but the departure of Josh Smith means Horford is now the unquestioned leader of the team. As the face of the franchise, Horford is a great bet to repeat his success from last season with the possibility for even further improvement.

2012-13

After suffering a torn pectoral muscle during the 11th game of the year, Horford spent the rest of the 2011-12 regular season on the shelf. In the 10 regular season games Horford played from start to finish, he was his normal productive self, averaging 13.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steals in 34 minutes per game. He returned to average 15.3 points, 8.3 rebounds 1.3 blocks and 1.3 steals for the final three playoff games of the postseason without showing any effects from the injury. Horford even played for the Dominican Republic National Team this summer, so the pectoral injury appears to be behind him. Things will definitely look different when he rejoins the Hawks for the 2012-13 campaign, though. Atlanta had a massive roster overhaul, which included trading away Joe Johnson and Marvin Williams. With Johnson gone, in particular, the Hawks will need other players to carry their offense. Horford, along with Josh Smith, will now be the center pieces for the Hawks’ new attack, so don’t be surprised if Horford easily surpasses his career-high mark of 12 shot attempts per game set during the 2010-11 season. Increased usage rates usually mean good things for a player’s fantasy value.

2011-12

Horford continued his steady climb into elite territory for fantasy big men last season, averaging a career-high 15.3 points while grabbing 9.3 rebounds per contest. While those averages don’t jump out of the box score like some of the game’s other top double-double options, Horford more than makes up for it with his all-around production. His 3.5 assists per game led all center-eligible players, and his shooting percentage from the floor (55.7) and the charity stripe (79.8) were also among the best at the position. He also chips in with steals, averaging 0.8 per game, which ranks among the top-10 for center-eligible players. The lone area in which Horford was somewhat of a disappointment was defending the rim. While his 1.0 blocks per game were nothing to shrug at, it’s quite a bit off the 1.3 swats he averaged in his two previous seasons combined. In his fifth season, and still just 25, Horford is just now entering the prime of his career. With Joe Johnson getting older and less effective on offense, Jamal Crawford possibly leaving via free agency and Josh Smith failing to establish himself as a go-to option, the Hawks will lean on Horford even more this season.

2010-11

Horford is developing nicely, as he posted career-highs in ppg (14.2), rpg (9.9), FG% (55.1) and FT% (78.9) last year during his third season in the league. While last year's 1.1 bpg wasn't great for a center, his 2.3 apg and 0.7 spg both were. Horford got better as the season progressed, averaging 15.5 points and 10.7 rebounds over the second half of the year (he actually grabbed 11.9 rpg during the final month of the season), and further improvement should be expected in 2010-11, which could lead to monster numbers from this star in the making. And to think, some called for the Hawks to draft Mike Conley in 2007 because they needed a point guard. If Joe Johnson and his 18-plus field-goal attempts per game had left via free agency, it would have definitely boosted Horford's value, but even so, his role in Atlanta's offense simply has to increase moving forward. There's been talk about using him more at power forward this year, which is his more natural position and should only help his numbers. Horford is someone to target.

2009-10

Horford started off the 2008-09 campaign slowly, as the 23-year-old center battled ankle and knee injuries prior to the All-Star break. The injuries caused him to miss 15 games during his sophomore stint, but he recovered fully and returned to showcase the skills of a nightly double-double threat by averaging 13 points and 10.6 boards over the final 29 games of the regular season. His improved offensive game was a result of a bump in his shooting percentage to 52.5, due mostly to an improved 12-15 foot jump shot. He also improved his defensive output, picking up 1.4 bpg and 0.8 steals per game while cutting back on his fouls. The Hawks only addition to their frontline this offseason was veteran power forward Joe Smith, leaving Horford and Josh Smith to continue seeing the majority of action. As the primary option in the post, Horford should see an increase on his 8.9 field-goal attempts from last season. At 6-10, 245, Horford lacks prototypical size and is void of a go-to offensive move, but he makes up for it with a strong work ethic and high basketball IQ. As Horford continues to refine his game, his numbers should grow across the board.

2008-09

Horford was billed as one of the safer picks in the 2007 NBA draft, and he didn’t disappoint as a rookie by averaging almost a double-double on good shooting percentages. At 6-10, 245, Horford pairs with Josh Smith to give the Hawks a slightly undersized but extremely athletic young front line that outruns and outjumps the opposition. Horford has upside to improve his scoring as a sophomore as he develops post technique to complement his athleticism and the Hawks start to run some plays for him. Horford also showed in the playoffs that he has a leader’s mentality and will not back down from the big stage, which gives him potential star quality even beyond his physical gifts. He did not show much as a rookie defender with less than one block and one steal per game, but he’s got the wingspan and quickness to produce in those categories as well.

2007-08

Horford was billed as one of the safer picks in the 2007 NBA draft, with an NBA body and lots of championship experience at the NCAA level. This translates in fantasy terms to mean that he should be ready to produce numbers fairly quickly. The newest and most talented big man on the Hawks roster, Horford could be a double-double threat on any given night if he gets the playing time. He was a solid defender in college, but projects as only an adequate shot-blocking threat in the NBA. His best-case scenario fantasy-wise would be if the Hawks decided to go small-ball to get all of their talented wing players on the court at once, which could possibly sneak Horford into center eligibility later in the season. Whether that happens or not, though, Horford still has upside and should be one of the handful of rookies who merit consideration on draft day.