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15 Al Horford C
Height/Weight: 6-10/250 | Birthdate: 6/3/1986 | Birthplace: San Felipe de Puerto Plata, Puer | Team: Atlanta Hawks | College: Florida | NBA Experience: 7 | Owned/Started%: 100/88 | Average Draft Position: 35.22
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Hawks C Al Horford scores team-high 22 vs. Raptors


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Hawks center Al Horford scored a team-high 22 points on 8 of 8 shooting from the field and 6 of 7 shooting from the free-throw line in his team's 110-89 win over the Raptors Friday.

All five Hawks starters scored in double digits Friday, with Horford delivering his first perfect shooting performance of the season in the win, his team's 11th straight.

''I feel like we have very good rhythm right now,'' Horford said after the game, per the Associated Press. ''I feel like all the pieces are starting to come together, we're starting to figure each other out and how to play together. That's why (we're having) the success.''

Horford also tallied five rebounds, five assists and one block in 28 minutes. The Hawks will look for their 12th straight win Saturday against the Bulls.


Hawks to be at full strength Friday against the Raptors


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Hawks are set to return all of their normal starters to the lineup Friday, coach Mike Budenholzer said Friday. Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver, DeMarre Carroll, Paul Millsap and Al Horford will be the starting lineup after each missed one of the two games Atlanta played this week.

The Hawks are currently 1-point favorites in Toronto Friday.


Report: Hawks rest Kyle Korver, Al Horford Wednesday vs. Celtics


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2015) The Hawks will rest small forward Kyle Korver and center Al Horford Wednesday, and neither player will dress for the team's game against the Celtics, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Korver and Horford were the only two of the team's regular starters to play Tuesday, and both players will now receive a day of rest one game later. Atlanta is a 7-point favorite in Boston Wednesday.


Hawks C Al Horford delivers first career triple-double Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2015) Hawks center Al Horford recorded his first career triple-double Tuesday, scoring a team-high 21 points on 8 of 10 shooting while racking up 10 rebounds and a season-high 10 assists in his team's 105-87 win over the 76ers.

Horford was one of just two of Atlanta's regular starters to play in the blowout win, allowing him to match his career high in assists while turning in a milestone performance. He played 29 minutes and blocked one shot as well. The Hawks will look for a 10th straight win Wednesday in Boston.


Hawks' center Al Horford doubles up Pistons in win Friday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2015) Hawks center Al Horford scored 19 points on 9 of 21 shooting and pulled down a season-high 16 rebounds in Atlanta's 106-103 win over the Pistons Friday. 

It was Horford's fifth double-double of the year. He had only surpassed 10 rebounds one other time this season, when he had 13 opening night against the Raptors. Horford added four assists and one block to his totals.


Hawks list Carroll, Horford as active for Friday's game against Utah


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/2/2015) The Hawks have listed both center Al Horford and small forward DeMarre Carroll as active for Friday's game against the Jazz, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Horford missed Tuesday's game against the Cavs after falling ill moments before tipoff. He was originally said to still be available, but never entered the game. He is averaging 14.6 points and 6.5 rebounds in 30 games this year.

Carroll was unable to practice Thursday due to dehydration. He is averaging 11.5 points and 5.7 rebounds in 27 games.

The Hawks are 4 1/2-point favorites in Utah Friday.


Hawks' Horford able to practice in full, still probable for Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/1/2015) Hawks center Al Horford (illness) was a full participant in practice Thursday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is considered probable for Friday's game at Utah.

"I’m doing better," Horford said. "I was battling with a cold or flu for a couple of weeks. I thought I was past it. I just started feeling real bad before the game, kind of like vertigo. At that point, we shut it down."

The Hawks are 5-point favorites over the Jazz. Horford averaged a season-best 15.7 points in 15 December games.


Report: Hawks' Al Horford listed as probable for Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/30/2014) After missing Tuesday’s game against the Cavaliers because of an illness, Hawks center Al Horford is listed as probable for Friday’s game at Utah, reports Yahoo Sports.

In 30 games, Horford is averaging 14.6 points and 6.5 rebounds.


Hawks center Al Horford not in starting lineup with illness


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/30/2014) Hawks center Al Horford was all set to play and start Tuesday against the Cavaliers, but was a late scratch from the starting lineup due to flu-like symptoms. He was not announced as out of the starting lineup until moments before tipoff.

The Hawks announced he will not play in the game. Backup center Pero Antic started in his place. 


Hawks' Al Horford doubles up on the Bulls


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) Hawks center Al Horford posted a double-double on Monday against the Bulls.

Horford shot 10-19 from the field, including one free throw. He finished with 21 points. Horford was also active on the boards, coming up with 10 rebounds. He dished out six assists and added two steals as well. 


Hawks C Al Horford pours in a season-high 25 at Indy


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) Hawks center Al Horford scored a season-high 25 points on 9-of-18 shooting in Monday's 108-92 win at Indiana. Horford made all six of his free throws and his only 3-point try.

Horford added eight rebounds, three blocks, three assists and a steal. He'll play the 76ers on Wednesday.


Hawks' Al Horford leads the way in loss


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) Hawks center Al Horford lead the way in the team's loss Friday night.

Horford shot 11-16 from the field. He also managed to hit two free throws. Horford also pulled down 10 rebounds and was credited with two assists. He scored a team-high 24 points in the loss. 


Hawks C Al Horford doubles up in season opener


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2014) Hawks center Al Horford scored 12 points on 6 of 15 shooting while grabbing 13 rebounds in his team's 109-102 loss to the Raptors in Wednesday's regular-season opener.

Horford and the rest of the Atlanta starters each played at least 30 minutes and scored 10 points in the game. The center added three assists, three blocks and one steal in his 31 minutes of action.

"It's great to have Al back," coach Mike Budenholzer said after the game. "Particularly in the second half, he had a big impact. I think he's going to continue to improve and get more comfortable offensively."

The Hawks' next test comes Saturday against the Pacers.


Hawks center Al Horford making return from pectoral injury Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/14/2014) The Hawks announced center Al Horford will make his preseason debut Tuesday against the Heat. He will be in the starting lineup.

Tuesday's game with be Horford's first game action in 10 months. Horford has been sidelined since undergoing surgery in December for a torn right pectoral muscle.

Horford was averaging a career-best 18.6 points per game before getting hurt last season. He was also averaging 8.4 rebounds per game.


Hawks C Al Horford likely to return to action this week


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2014) Hawks center Al Horford is likely to participate in one of the team's three exhibition games this week, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Horford has been sidelined by a torn pectoral muscle suffered early last season, but he was able to take part in most of the team's five-on-five and scrimmage work Monday. "I’ll keep working," Horford said. "I’m pretty much in everything (in practice). My whole thing is keep practicing, keep getting more comfortable with the guys and to be back playing period."

Coach Mike Budenholzer said that a decision hasn't been made on which game Horford will play. The Hawks play Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday before wrapping up the exhibition season next week with games on Monday and Wednesday.


Hawks C Al Horford will sit out exhibition game Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) Hawks center Al Horford will travel with the team but will not play in Saturday's exhibition game against the Grizzlies, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Horford, who is recovering from a torn right pectoral muscle, has been limited to 4-on-4 contact drills. He's expected to fully cleared before the start of the regular season.

"We feel good about how he is progressing," head coach Mike Budenholzer said.

Hawks C Al Horford takes part in 5-on-5 full contact drills


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) Hawks center Al Horford continued to make positive strides ins his recovery from a torn right pectoral muscle. He told reporters he played 5-on-5 full contact drills during Wednesday's portion of practice, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Depending on how his body feels the next few days, Horford should be cleared for game action. At this point, he is on pace to be ready for the season opener on Oct. 29.


Hawks C Al Horford progresses to 3-on-3 contact drills


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/7/2014) Hawks center Al Horford took another step in his recovery from a torn right pectoral muscle Tuesday as he participated in three-on-three contact drills, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Horford had spent the previous three days limited to two-on-two contact drills.

Horford will progress to four-on-four and five-on-five contact drills before being cleared to play in preseason games. The Hawks anticipate Horford being ready by the team's season opener Oct. 29 at Toronto.


Al Horford cleared for limited contact work by Hawks


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) The Hawks are easing Al Horford into action in training camp, as he recovers from season-ending pectoral surgery last December.

Horford has been cleared for contact in two-on-two drills, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Monday, and has been taking part in contact work for the last three games. He will not play in the preseason opener, but expects to see time in exhibition games before the start of the regular season.

Horford has suffered pectoral tears on both sides in his career, which is leading to the team's cautious approach right now. He was enjoying the finest season of his career prior to the injury, averaging 18.6 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 29 games. 


Hawks will be without Al Horford, Kent Bazemore Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2014) Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer told reporters that the team will be without the services of Al Horford (pectoral) and Kent Bazemore (foot) for Monday's preseason opener against New Orleans, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Hawks say Al Horford will be at 100 percent for season opener


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) Hawks center Al Horford didn't participate in contact drills Tuesday, but remains on track to be at 100 percent for the team's opening game Oct. 29 against the Raptors, per the team's official website.

Horford missed most of last season due to a torn right pectoral muscle. He posted career highs in points per game (18.6) and field goal percentage (56.7) in 29 contests.


Al Horford not cleared for contact in camp


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Mike Budenholzer has revealed that Hawks power forward Al Horford has not been cleared for contact in training camp. Horford missed most of last season to a torn right pectoral muscle from which he has not fully recovered.

"He had made good progress," Budenholzer told CBSSports.com NBA Writer James Herbert. "I think we are excited about having him back and healthy. I still think he's got some hurdles to clear. He is not 100 percent right now but I think we anticipate by opening night and through camp him getting to where he is totally cleared and ready to go. He'll be held out of contact early in training camp."

Horford performed well with Atlanta last year before going down. He achieved career-highs in points per game at 18.6 and field goal accuracy at 56.7 percent in 29 games.


Al Horford limited to non-contact workouts while rehabbing in Italy


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Hawks center Al Horford is rehabbing from pectoral surgery with assistant coach Darvin Ham in Italy. He is currently limited to non-contact workouts and is expected to be cleared for full participation to all normal basketball activities at the start of training camp, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Al Horford on pace to be cleared at start of camp


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Hawks center Al Horford won't play for Dominican Republic in the FIBA World Cup during the offseason, but did receive some encouraging news from his doctor, according to the team's website.

"He remains on schedule to be cleared for full participation to all normal basketball activities at the start of training camp," Dr. Xavier Duralde said.

Horford underwent surgery to repair his torn right pectoral muscle on Dec. 31. It was the second time Horford has suffered this injury, as he lost most of the 2011-12 season after tearing his pectoral muscle. In 29 games, he averaged 18.6 points and 8.4 rebounds in 33.0 minutes per game.

Al Horford begins rehab


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) Hawks center Al Horford has begun to rehab his surgically-repaired pectoral muscle, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

"First Rehab session. Done with recovery phase, now getting mobility back," Horford said on Twitter Wednesday.

Horford underwent season-ending surgery on the torn pectoral muscle on Dec. 31 and is working to get healthy for the start of next season.