Al Horford RUMORS & NEWS

  • Could the Spurs land Al Horford in free agency?

    Pounding The Rock "Since winning back to back titles at Florida (under Billy Donovan), Al Horford has played the entirety of his NBA career with the Atlanta Hawks. However, after being swept out of the playoffs two years in a row by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Horford could potentially be looking for a change. The..." May 18

  • Rockets Top Goal is to Sign Al Hoford

    Sporting News "After nine years, and with the kind of season the Rockets had, there was little wonder that rumors about Morey’s job security were abounding earlier this spring. But his contract runs through the 2017-18 season, which essentially gives Morey another year to retool his roster. It’s not a great year..." May 16

  • Al Horford Shows Love For Atlanta, Wants To Return To Hawks Next Season

    NESN "Al Horford will have plenty of suitors this offseason, the Boston Celtics included. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s played his last game in an Atlanta Hawks uniform. Horford, set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1, gave a vote of confidence for his current club after the Cleveland..." May 09

  • Celtics believe they have ‘real chance’ to sign Al Horford in free agency

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Celtics reportedly pushed hard for Jimmy Butler before the trade deadline. They also reportedly tried to deal for Jahlil Okafor. Why not Al Horford? Boston reportedly showed interest in Horford, but obviously a deal never happened. The Celtics have the vast amount of assets necessary to..." March 11

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojVerticalNBA

    Sources: So far, Boston's showing unwillingness to pay premium prices on rentals for Al Horford and Dwight Howard.

  • Celtics one of the favorites to land Al Horford

    Celtics Life "The Celtics have been identified as a frontrunner in the Al Horford chase. According to A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE, a league source thinks the Celtics are very much in the mix for Atlanta's All-Star forward: Horford is in the last year of his contract. The Celtics would be in the driver's..." February 17

  • Al Horford may be available, but only for a steep price

    SB Nation "The Atlanta Hawks are considering trading veteran big man Al Horford before Thursday's trade deadline. The organization has had serious internal discussions about the future of its core group of players, including Horford, Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver, according to Kevin Arnovitz and Brian..." February 16

  • Al Horford a possibility for the Raptors?

    Sportsnet "The NBA’s Feb. 18 trade deadline is only a week away. Here’s some of the latest buzz from around the league. The Skinny: ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz and Brian Windhorst are reporting that the Atlanta Hawks may be looking to break up their team’s core in a big way and are considering dealing all-stars..." February 16

  • Nearing trade deadline, Al Horford's future in Atlanta uncertain

    USA Today "Of all the reporters Al Horford faced at All-Star weekend player availability on Saturday, no face was friendlier than that of DeMarre Carroll’s. The two were Atlanta Hawks teammates until last summer, when Carroll’s departure via free agency to the Toronto Raptors began the backslide that..." February 14

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    SiriusXM NBA Radio @SiriusXMNBA

    "Anything the Hawks are doing right now is exploratory, they aren't shopping Al Horford". @CVivlamoreAJC

  • Celtics Have Nearly No Interest In Dwight Howard, Prefer Al Horford

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics are reluctant to trade significant assets for a player who will be a free agent in the offseason. “This team is not in it for the short term,” one league source said. The Celtics have been linked to Dwight Howard and Al Horford, but sources say a deal for either player is..." February 12

  • Mannix: Asking price for Horford, Teague 'borderline ridiculous’

    CSN New England "With the NBA Trade Deadline rapidly approaching, the names that have come up most in Boston Celtics rumors are Atlanta’s Al Horford and Jeff Teague. Chris Mannix believes Horford would be a perfect fit with the Celtics, but the price tag might be standing in the way. “From everything I’ve..." February 12

  • Celtics Should Be ‘Very Much In The Mix’ For Al Horford At Deadline

    CBS Boston "The NBA trade deadline is creeping closer, and the rumors are starting to heat up. The Celtics, despite their setback on Tuesday night in Milwaukee, appear poised to add a piece or two to really bolster the team for what could be a decent playoff run. And according to Yahoo’s Chris Mannix, that..." February 11

  • Hawks may entertain deals for Al Horford, Jeff Teague at deadline

    ESPN "The Atlanta Hawks are engaged in serious internal discussions ahead of the Feb. 18 trade deadline about the future direction of their team and the core players, including three All-Stars from their historic 2014-15 team -- Al Horford, Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver. After winning a franchise-high..." February 09

  • Hawks expected to listen to offers for Al Horford

    The Score "The Atlanta Hawks might be looking to dismantle their 60-win core from a season ago. In addition to fielding interest in point guard Jeff Teague, Yahoo's Marc Spears reports the Hawks are expected to entertain offers for center Al Horford, who's set to become a free agent this summer. The..." February 02

  • Celtics Have Inquired On Al Horford, Jeff Teague

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics have inquired about the availability of Al Horford and Jeff Teague. The Celtics have a considerable number of trade assets to facilitate a trade. "Atlanta, I've been told, is ready to turn the page, to give the team to Dennis Schroeder, their young point guard,who is ready..." January 30

  • Hawks won't shop Al Horford at deadline

    Peachtree Hoops "The NBA trade deadline is just around the corner and we are about to the time of the year where the rumor mill gets in full swing. Many will look at the Atlanta Hawks' 27-19 record and determine that a shakeup is needed. There is no denying that the team has failed to replicate the magical run to..." January 26

  • Will Hawks trade Al Horford before NBA trade deadline?

    The Sports Daily "Dwight Howard gets the headlines as the big man propelling toward unrestricted free agency in July, but observers might want to keep an eye on Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks ahead of the Feb. 18 NBA trade deadline. What’s that? The Hawks are third in the Eastern Conference at 27-19? While..." January 26

  • Al Horford shooting 3-pointers could make the Hawks' offense unstoppable

    Sporting News "The Hawks need a basket. It's early in the first quarter against the Hornets, but a pair of 3-pointers from Marvin Williams has them playing catchup from the get-go. With a six-point deficit, Hawks guard Kent Bazemore finds himself having to make a play with the clock winding down against an..." November 02

  • Horford switches agent with free agency looming

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Hawks center Al Horford will have a new agent when he enters unrestricted free agency next summer. Horford recently joined Billy Duffy of BDA Sports Management. Horford had been with the Wasserman Media Group where he worked with Arn Tellem since being the Hawks’ first-round draft pick in 2007...." October 21

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    Liz Mullen @SBJLizMullen

    Atlanta Hawks C/PF Al Horford has signed with @BDA_Sports founder & NBA agent Bill Duffy. He was formerly repped by WMG.

  • Horford Adding Three-Pointer To Repertoire

    NBA.com "Back in May, Al Horford made a decision to diversify his skill set and work on his three-point shot. "It started the day we finished playing," he said. "It's a point of emphasis that I made. I want to be better. If you work on things and you give effort, Coach (Mike Budenholzer) is going to..." October 14

  • Al Horford says he's 'very happy in Atlanta,' despite reluctance to talk new contract

    The Score "Al Horford isn't in a hurry to discuss a new contract with the Atlanta Hawks before he becomes an unrestricted free agent next summer. That shouldn't be taken as a sign he isn't content playing for the franchise, though. "For me, I’m very happy in Atlanta," Horford said to Sports Illustrated's..." August 22

  • Al Horford waiting until next summer to discuss contract situation

    Pro Basketball Talk "As the Hawks try to replicate the success of last year’s 60-win campaign, they will have one major question mark hanging over their heads: Al Horford‘s impending free agency. Obviously, the marquee free agent next summer will be Kevin Durant, and he will be the object of the biggest free-agency..." August 18

  • Atlanta Hawks’ Al Horford makes special trip home

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Al Horford is teaching young players the game of basketball just steps away from where his own dreams began. The Hawks center has been in the Dominican Republic this week with the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program. The camp is being held at an indoor facility across the street from the..." August 18

  • Atlanta Hawks’ Al Horford won’t play for Dominican Republic

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Al Horford announced Tuesday that he will not play for the Dominican Republic in the upcoming FIBA Americas tournament. The Hawks center never committed to the team, which will be coached by Hawks assistant Kenny Atkinson, and indicated following the season that it was unlikely he would..." July 28

  • No suspension for Horford after flagrant foul

    ESPN "Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford is not at risk of missing Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Horford's flagrant foul 2 in Game 3 will stand, but there will be no additional punishment from the NBA, according to league spokesman Tim Kuck. Horford and Cavs..." May 25

  • Horford delivered elbow to 'protect our team,' teammate says

    SB Nation "None of the Hawks called Matthew Dellavedova "dirty" on Sunday after Game 3, but Al Horford and several others described his play as reckless. Horford was ejected from the game in the second quarter after falling on top of Dellavedova and throwing an elbow at him in the process, moments after..." May 25

  • After his dominance gets overshadowed, LeBron James dismisses Matthew Dellavedova's 'bad rap'

    USA Today "The Atlanta Hawks gave measured responses about Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova in aftermath of a gutty, hard-fought and disheartening loss to the Cavaliers. Using drawing pencils instead of paint, the Hawks sketched a portrait of Dellavedova as a player who gets too close to the..." May 25

  • Al Horford on Matthew Dellavedova incident: 'He's gotta learn'

    CBS Sports "Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford was ejected from Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals after picking up a flagrant-2 foul on Matthew Dellavedova near the end of the second quarter on Sunday. The Hawks went on to lose 114-111 in overtime. It was a controversial call, as the Cleveland Cavaliers..." May 25

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Al Horford: 'I'm playing.' #ATLHawks

  • Horford admits discomfort with dislocated finger

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Al Horford said his dislocated right pinkie finger is uncomfortable but the Hawks center does not expect to miss any time with the injury. Horford was suffered the injured fighting for a rebound with 10:50 remaining in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Game 1 playoff victory over the Nets. He left..." April 20

  • Hawks' Horford, former Miss Universe wife welcome baby boy

    Fox Sports "Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford has it all figured out, it would seem. Horford's Hawks are the toast of the NBA. He got to play with three of his teammates in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game -- all while his head coach looked on from the bench. Oh, and off the court? Horford is married to the..." February 24

  • Al Horford not thrilled with Hawks GM Danny Ferry’s return

    Miami Herald "Hawks power forward Al Horford doesn’t seem too thrilled with the idea of embattled Atlanta general manager Danny Ferry rejoining the organization. Given a chance to support Ferry this weekend, Horford deferred to the Hawks’ future ownership group. Asked directly by the Miami Herald if he..." February 17

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Atlanta's Al Horford has been selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star reserves, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

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    Adam Ronis @AdamRonis

    Al Horford (rest) will not play tonight for the #Hawks.

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    Chris Vivlamore @CVivlamoreAJC

    Al Horford, late scratch due to illness, will not start tonight. Pero Antic will start. #ATLHawks

  • Will Al Horford trade rumors swirl this season?

    Peachtree Hoops "Over at Grantland, Zach Lowe makes "33 Crazy Predictions" for the upcoming NBA season and says that trade rumors will once again emerge around Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford. It happened in stealth mode last season, when the Hawks reached out to a select group and made it known that Horford..." October 14

  • Horford cleared for two-one-two contact

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The return of Al Horford took another step forward this week when the Hawks center began doing two-on-two contact work. Horford said he has been doing the limited contact work for the past three days. Horford is returning from a torn right pectoral muscle that required surgery in December. The..." October 07

  • Horford is fine remaining at center

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "There was an interesting tidbit from my interview with Al Horford Tuesday after the Hawks opened training camp on the campus of the University of Georgia. As a final question, Horford was asked – one more time – about playing center another season as he returns from a torn pectoral muscle. The..." October 01

  • No vacation for Horford and his rehabilitation

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "For Al Horford, the rehabilitation continues. Even in Italy. The Hawks center is participating in Basketball Without Borders this week in Rome. He works with young campers from all over Europe by day. He still finds time following activities to work toward a return from a torn right pectoral..." June 05

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    Chris Vivlamore @ajchawks

    For those wondering, told no chance Hawks center Al Horford will return to playoff series with Pacers. #ATLHawks

  • Al Horford makes it official: He will not be back for playoffs

    Pro Basketball Talk "This was expected when Atlanta Hawks big man Al Horford tore his pectoral muscle, he had to have surgery and was done for the season. But with the Hawks playing better than expected for rookie coach Mike Budenholzer — thanks to an All-Star year from Paul Millsap — Atlanta is going to be a..." March 14

  • Horford begins rehab process

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Al Horford has begun to rehabilitate his surgically repaired torn right pectoral muscle. The Hawks center posted photos of his first session on Instagram Wednesday. He also posted the following message on Twitter: “First Rehab session. Done with recovery phase, now getting mobility..." February 19

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    Atlanta Hawks @ATLHawks

    Al Horford had surgery today to repair his torn pectoral muscle. He will miss the rest of the season.

  • Horford to have surgery, out for season

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Hawks center Al Horford will have surgery to repair a torn right pectoral muscle Tuesday and will miss the remainder of the season, including the playoffs, according to team sources. The surgery will be performed in Atlanta. Horford was injured Thursday in the first overtime of a victory..." December 31

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Atlanta's Al Horford is scheduled for surgery on torn pectoral Tuesday in Atlanta, league source tells Y! Will likely miss rest of season.

  • Horford suffers complete tear of right pectoral muscle

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks received the worst possible news on the injury to Al Horford when test results revealed a complete tear of his right pectoral muscle Friday, according to a team source. Horford was examined Friday afternoon after suffering the injury in Thursday’s game against the Cavaliers. Horford..." December 28

  • Al Horford leaves game with apparent shoulder injury

    CBS Sports "The Hawks are holding their breath as Al Horford left Thursday's game in the first overtime of Atlanta's 127-125 double-OT win over the Cavaliers with a shoulder injury. Horford, who suffered a pectoral tear a couple seasons ago, exited the game immediately after extending his arms trying to..." December 27

  • Hawks fear another torn pectoral for Horford

    CBS Sports "When Al Horford left Thursday night's game against Cleveland with a shoulder injury, it didn't look good. And a league source says the Hawks are bracing for the worst: the possibility that Horford tore his right pectoral muscle -- an injury that he suffered to his other pec two seasons ago. The..." December 27

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