Al Horford RUMORS & NEWS

  • Al Horford: Turning down Rockets was 'very difficult decision'

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets had hoped Celtics center Al Horford would be in town long before Monday's game at Toyota Center. They almost got their wish. Horford said he was impressed with the Rockets' free-agency pitch and strongly considered signing with the Rockets before choosing the Celtics, much to the..." December 05

  • Mike Felger blasts Al Horford after Horford misses game for his daughter's birth

    Awful Announcing "One of the worst recurring hot sports takes we’ve seen in recent years is talking heads criticizing athletes who miss games around the birth of their children. This particularly spun up in 2014 when Daniel Murphy of the Mets took a brief paternity leave early in their season, and was ripped by..." November 29

  • Al Horford not ready for game activity: 'I'm just not where I want to be right now'

    ESPN "Boston Celtics big man Al Horford is still dealing with the lingering effects of a concussion and is uncertain when he'll play again. Horford, who was concussed when he was inadvertently struck by a teammate at practice on Oct. 31, went on Boston's recent two-game road trip with hopes of..." November 15

  • Celtics’ Al Horford Out Next Two Games With Concussion

    CBS Boston "The Celtics will be without Al Horford for Wednesday night’s game against the Chicago Bulls, as the center/forward has been placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol program. Horford was hit in the head at Monday’s practice and did not feel well that evening and ahead of Tuesday’s practice..." November 02

  • Al Horford on Boston: 'It feels right to be here'

    ESPN Boston "Jae Crowder was certain the Boston Celtics had landed their first free-agent prize in nearly two decades, and teammate Isaiah Thomas wasn't arguing with him. The two players were huddled in an Atlanta hotel room after the Celtics delivered their late-night sales pitch to Al Horford at the start..." September 28

  • Jae Crowder told Al Horford not to sign with the Wizards because they couldn’t beat Celtics

    Mass Live "Jae Crowder knows the Boston Celtics — with newly acquired big man Al Horford in tow — are going to be much better next season, and he knows that the Cleveland Cavaliers are the biggest obstacle that stands in the team's path to through the playoffs. He also knows that, as currently..." July 23

  • Al Horford opens up about his decision to leave Atlanta

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "It wasn’t an easy decision for Al Horford. After spending all nine of his NBA seasons with the Hawks, the four-time All-Star center signed with the Celtics as an unrestricted free agent this month. In an exclusive interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday, Horford spoke about a..." July 12

  • Hawks Preferred Horford Over Millsap In Part Due To $9M Difference In 17-18 Salary

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks' preferred plan in the offseason was to sign Dwight Howard, re-sign Al Horford and trade away Paul Millsap. The Hawks would retain a quality frontcourt in signing Howard and Horford while collecting assets by trading away Millsap. Atlanta preferred Horford on his contract..." July 07

  • Al Horford Purportedly Chose Boston Over Atlanta Because Of Dwight Howard And An Empty Arena

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Free Agency season is upon us, and the Fourth of July Weekend wasn’t very relaxing for basketball scribes. That’s because the moratorium period has seen a bevy of agreements already, and the biggest move so far, at least in terms of ripple effects elsewhere in free agency, has to be Al..." July 03

  • Horford didn't want to wait on Durant, 'didn't want to play with Dwight'

    CBS Sports "It was a coup for the Boston Celtics on Saturday, landing an agreement with free-agent Al Horford as Danny Ainge began cashing in the truckload of assets left over from the Big Three era in Boston. Ainge isn't finished, clearly. But it's worth pausing and recognizing the enormity of the deal..." July 03

  • Horford picks Boston; agent says 4 years, $113M

    CBS Sports "The Boston Celtics have their star. Ken Berger of CBS Sports reports that free agent Al Horford agreed to a four-year, $113 million deal with the Celtics on Saturday. With the move, Boston not only secures an All-Star center, but possibly moves into pole position for Kevin Durant, who is expected..." July 03

  • Hawks exploring trade options with Paul Millsap and Al Horford, per report

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks are reportedly continuing to explore options with their current roster. Atlanta made a big splash on Day 1 of the free agent period by agreeing to deals with Dwight Howard and Kent Bazemore. Now they are searching for options for rounding out their roster. The biggest question..." July 02

  • Al Horford to make free agency decision by tonight, per report

    Peachtree Hoops "After a hectic first day of NBA free agency, we should hear one more splash in relation to the Atlanta Hawks Saturday night. Al Horford is expected to make his decision on where he will play basketball next season tonight, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Chris Vivlamore...." July 02

  • Al Horford reportedly not happy with Dwight Howard signing

    Peachtree Hoops "The Atlanta Hawks moved quickly and secured an agreement with Dwight Howard on Monday. While the move has been received positively for the most part, one of the team’s pending free agents might not have been thrilled with the move. WSB’s Zach Klein reports that Al Horford was not happy about..." July 02

  • Celtics, Wizards front-runners for Al Horford

    Yahoo! Sports "The Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards have emerged as the frontrunners to sign free-agent big man Al Horford, and a final decision is expected Saturday night, league sources told The Vertical. Horford could sign a four-year, $113 million maximum contract to leave the Atlanta..." July 02

  • Al Horford has plenty of options, but none of them seem to involve the Hawks

    Washington Post "As the first day of NBA free agency began to draw to a close, Al Horford became the focus of everyone’s attention. The four-time NBA all-star seems destined to leave the Atlanta Hawks, the only team he’s ever played for, after they put forth an active first day of free agency. The Hawks signed..." July 02

  • Horford reportedly meeting with Rockets

    Larry Brown Sports "With some Durant-sized fish stealing all the thunder (no pun intended), Al Horford’s free agency has found itself somewhat overshadowed. But the Houston Rockets certainly haven’t forgotten about him. According to a report by Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops on Thursday, Horford will be having a..." June 30

  • Isaiah Thomas: Al Horford 'very serious' about Boston Celtics in free agency

    Mass Live "Al Horford is "very serious" about the potential of signing with the Boston Celtics, at least according to the biased Isaiah Thomas. On the eve of free agency, Thomas has made the media rounds, reiterating his desire to bring Kevin Durant to Boston. But Thomas has been open about that before...." June 30

  • Pistons working to meet with Al Horford

    SB Nation "The Detroit Pistons are pushing for a meeting with big man Al Horford after the beginning of free agency, reports ESPN's Zach Lowe. Horford, a four-time All-Star, is set to become an unrestricted free agent on Friday and should have several suitors for his services. A max contract is a lock for..." June 30

  • Thunder "making calls" about potential pursuit of free agent Al Horford

    The Oklahoman "Early July already promised to be a nerve-racking time for Thunder fans. But as free agency ticks closer, things just keep getting more interesting. ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported late Thursday night that the Thunder has been "making calls" around the league in an attempt to lay the groundwork..." June 30

  • Hawks "reluctant" to offer Al Horford five-year contract, per report

    Peachtree Hoops "Al Horford will hit the free agent market officially at 12:01 am ET on July 1, and for months, it has been well known that suitors will be lining up for his services. The Atlanta Hawks have long held the inside track according to most rumblings, though, largely because the team could offer more..." June 30

  • Report: Wizards to target Horford, Batum in free agency

    The Score "The Washington Wizards are looking at plans B, C, D, and so on with the pipe dream of four-time scoring champion Kevin Durant making his way home basically extinguished. On top of the team's reported interest in sharpshooting big man Ryan Anderson, the Wizards also plan to target All-Star..." June 29

  • Al Horford To Receive Interest From Lakers, Rockets, Magic, Pistons, Wizards, Celtics, Nets

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks will compete to re-sign Al Horford with the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets. Horford is a free agent for the first time in his career." June 28

  • Warriors eye Durant backup plans, FAs including Horford, Whiteside, Batum

    The Score "Despite winning a record 73 regular-season games, some of the Golden State Warriors' flaws were exposed during the playoffs, which culminated in a Game 7 NBA Finals loss after they held a 3-1 series lead. Key rotation players Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli may walk as restricted free agents..." June 24

  • Pistons, Magic, Lakers expected to make run at Al Horford

    Peachtree Hoops "The free agency buzz hasn’t quite shifted into high gear yet but teams are making preparations for what will be a wild month of July. The Atlanta Hawks figure to be at the forefront of a lot of that with two key players in Al Horford and Kent Bazemore hitting the open market. Horford in particular..." June 22

  • Free Agent Al Horford Fits With Trail Blazers

    Blazer's Edge "Bleacher Report senior writers Ric Bucher and Howard Beck circled up with host Stephen Nelson to discuss possible destinations for free agent big men Al Horford and Joakim Noah, given the following parameters: The team must have space The team must provide an on-court and cultural fits The..." June 12

  • Al Horford would be dreamy in a Mavericks uniform

    Mavs Moneyball "Al Horford is the most unassuming superstar. He's really, really good. He's the linchpin of the Hawks defense, a great passer, cutter and mid-range shooter who's starting to extend his range out to three. Horford's overseen two eras of good Hawks' basketball -- the Joe Johnson underwhelmers and..." June 08

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