Al Horford RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Are Al Horford And Ryan Anderson A Good Free Agency Fit For The Magic?

    Orlando Sentinel "In the pursuit of a big forward to complement center Nik Vucevic, the Magic should be on Al Horford's crowded doorstep the minute free agency opens July 1. The line will be long. They might also need to express their love for 3-point shooting forwards Ryan Anderson and Chandler Parsons. The..." June 06

  • 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

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