Al Horford RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Hawks fear another torn pectoral for Horford

    CBSSports.com "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

  • Al Horford leaves game with apparent shoulder injury

    CBSSports.com "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

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    2013 - 2014 Pro Sports Daily NBA Player Rankings (1 - 25)

    PSD Staff When ESPN released their NBA player rankings for the 2013 – 2014 season, a lot of us here at Pro Sports Daily questioned their methodology. Specifically, we questioned why they would rank Kobe Bryant #25 with players like Roy Hibbert, Chris Bosh and other questionable players ahead of him. We... October 31

  • Horford prepared to stay at center

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "I caught up with Al Horford Sunday for a story on his globe-trotting summer. The Hawks center was in London and will make stops in Spain and, most likely, South Africa promoting the game of basketball. I did speak to him about the Hawks' busy offseason. Here is the part of the interview where I..." July 15

  • Exit interview: Al Horford

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Another in the continuing series of what some Hawks players had to say following last week's season-ending loss in the playoffs to the Pacers before they left for the summer. Here is what Al Horford had to say in his exit interview. Q. As one of the few returning players, what are your..." May 09

  • Sore left shoulder sidelines Horford

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Al Horford missed Tuesday’s regular-season home finale against the Raptors with a sore left shoulder. The center was scheduled to travel with the Hawks to New York for Wednesday’s game against the Knicks. “A little soreness,” coach Larry Drew said calling the move precautionary. It was the..." April 17

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    Chris Vivlamore @

    Hearing Al Horford won't play tonight vs. Raptors. #ATLHawks

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    Atlanta Hawks @

    Smith (knee), Horford (hamstring), Harris (foot), Stevenson (back-to-back) all resting injuries. Jenkins (concussion) is available.

  • Horford sits with stomach illness

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Al Horford sat out Friday night’s game against the Celtics with a stomach illness that affected the Hawks center for two days. It was only the fourth game this season Horford has missed. Coincidentally, he missed an early-season game on the West Coast with a stomach illness that hit several of..." March 30

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    Atlanta Hawks @

    Just received official word from Coach Drew that Al Horford (stomach illness) will not play tonight vs #Celtics

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    Atlanta Hawks @

    ATLHawks Injury Update: Devin Harris (sore left foot) will be a gametime decision and Al Horford (stomach illness) is doubtful vs #Celtics

  • Horford the model of consistency for Hawks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "There is proof — and plenty of it — that Al Horford once again is the Hawks’ model of consistency. The center is tied for second in the NBA, and leads the Eastern Conference, with 39 double-doubles this season. He has hit the double-figures mark in points and rebounds in nine of the past 10..." March 22

  • Healthy Horford scoring in bunches

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Al Horford is completely over the hamstring strain that bothered him earlier this season. It shows. The Hawks center is averaging 24.2 points and 10.0 rebounds with a .679 field goal percentage (55 of 81) over the past five games. He has scored over 20 points in each of those games, a career..." February 26

  • Horford leads Hawks to victory over Pistons

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Once the Hawks started rolling, there was no stopping them. The Pistons offered little resistance any way. The Hawks built a 26-point lead and posted a 114-103 victory over the Pistons Monday night at The Palace at Auburn Hills. The victory moves the Hawks into a fourth-place tie with the..." February 26

  • Horford, Hawks defeat upstart Bobcats

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Coach Larry Drew gave the Hawks fair warning in their Friday morning shootaround: These aren't the same doormat Bobcats of last season. First-year coach Mike Dunlap is building around No. 2 overall draft pick and former Kentucky standout Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and second-year point guard Kemba..." November 24

  • Al Horford's return and the frontcourt

    Peachtree Hoops "Discussion of the Hawks frontcourt always begins with Josh Smith, but perhaps as big of a storyline this season is the return of Al Horford. Horford went down 11 games into last season with a torn pectoral muscle and, while the Hawks overcame the injury (very impressively), his presence was missed..." November 01

  • Know Thy Self - A Look at Al Horford

    Peachtree Hoops "Continuing the Know Thy Self series, where we meet the roster of the 2012-2013 Atlanta Hawks, we take a look the only great lottery pick of the Billy Knight era, Al Horford. Al Joel Horford Twitter: Al_Horford Nickname: Da Boss Born: 6/3/1986 in Puerto Plata, Dominican..." October 11

  • Hawks off and running, but Horford still wants ball in post

    Pro Basketball Talk "It feels like every training camp we hear the same thing out of Atlanta — "this year we are going to really run, be more up tempo. We swear." Then every year once the games start the Hawks return to their three-toed sloth tempo. They have finished in the bottom 10 in pace in the league the past..." October 10

  • Hawks' Horford graduates to elder statesman

    Fox Sports South "In the best of times, Al Horford, at 6-foot-10, 250 pounds, is an under-sized center and more suited to playing power forward. Now consider that when the two-time All-Star returned from nearly four months out with a torn pectoral muscle last May in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, Horford..." October 05

  • Healthy Horford rejoins Hawks revamped roster

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "It turns out there are parts of the world where news doesn't travel at the speed of Twitter. During much of the Hawks' busy offseason, Al Horford trained with the Dominican Republic National team. The center was in South America for a three-week stint – during which the Hawks traded six-time..." October 04

  • Atlanta Hawks: Season's over

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks' streak of second-round playoff appearances ended at three. After a 40-26 regular season, the Hawks lost in six games to the Celtics in the first round. There will be time to dissect things later but, for now, here's what the participants had to say. . . . Larry Drew on the season:..." May 11

  • Al Horford holds head high

    Boston Herald "Al Horford had done so much to put himself in this position. Four months of rehabilitation to recover from a torn pectoral muscle suffered two weeks into the regular season. Forty-one minutes in Game 5 — his second appearance since returning from the injury — to help the Hawks stave off..." May 11

  • Al Horford makes Celtics take notice

    Boston Herald "It's premature to say that Atlanta changed the series by inserting Al Horford into the flow at center, but the Hawks have given the Celtics something serious to consider. Horford played 11 regular-season games before tearing a pectoral muscle Jan.?11. He had surgery six days later and didn't..." May 10

  • Hawks turn to Al Horford

    Boston Herald "Joe Johnson extended the Hawks' season alongside the four players he began it with. Atlanta coach Larry Drew threw together a throwback lineup last night, and it helped defeat the Celtics, 87-86, in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Drew's biggest move was to start..." May 09

  • Mixed signals from Al Horford on injury

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Perhaps this is to be expected considering this is Al Horford's first major injury. Or maybe it's all part of some gamesmanship from Horford and the Hawks, who would rather the Celtics not have too much info about his progress. But to judge by Horford's comments over the past few days, he's..." April 24

  • Without Al Horford, Hawks face biggest challenge in 76ers

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks have passed a series of increasingly difficult tests following the loss of Al Horford. A bigger challenge is now before them. In a battle of division leaders, the Hawks (11-4) travel to Philadelphia (10-4) for a game Friday night. It's a game that will challenge the Hawks, especially..." January 20

  • Hawks still aim high without Horford

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Eventually the opponents will get tougher, and the Hawks will take to the road. Maybe that's when they no longer can patch the hole created by Al Horford's injury as they have during their current three-game winning streak without him. By then the Hawks might discover they can't keep their..." January 18

  • Drew: Hawks not yet discussing roster move after loss of Horford

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Hawks coach Larry Drew said the team is not in a hurry to make a roster move to fill the void left by the loss of two-time All-Star Al Horford. Horford will miss three to four months with a torn pectoral muscle in his left shoulder, the team announced Thursday. He has yet to have..." January 15

  • Questions for Hawks' life without Al Horford

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Questions remain on how the Hawks will handle the loss of Al Horford. With the two-time All-Star lost for three to four months with a torn pectoral muscle leadership must answer: -- Who will fill Horford's role and minutes? -- Will the Hawks make a roster move? -- Can the coaching staff..." January 14

  • Hawks react to Horford's injury

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "In one instant, the vibe around the Hawks shifted from the possibility of contending for an Eastern Conference title to simply cobbling together enough victories to qualify for the NBA playoffs. That's the impact of the torn left pectoral muscle suffered by Hawks All-Star center Al Horford. An..." January 13

  • Hawks' Horford looks to adjust his game

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Al Horford was by far the biggest man in the gym this past weekend as he towered over the 120 or so kids at his basketball camp at Emory University. But when Horford returns to the court to play center for the Hawks, he's considered undersized for his position. For the second consecutive..." June 27

  • Hawks notes: friends Horford, Noah 'wrestling around'

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "There have been none of the usual text messages in the past few days between Hawks center Al Horford and Bulls counterpart Joakim Noah. Instead, the college teammates and close friends have exchanged bumps and pushes during a physical Eastern Conference semifinals series. "We are out there..." May 07

  • Horford hopes to play through fouls

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Hawks coach Larry Drew said he had no second thoughts about his decision to sit center Al Horford for more than 20 minutes of the team's Game 2 loss to Orlando on Tuesday. Drew removed Horford from the game after he was called for two fouls within the first three minutes and left him on the..." April 22

  • Drew still says sitting Horford was right move

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "L.D. slept on it and came to the same conclusion as he did after he game: Sitting his best all-around best player for the final 21:50 of the first half in attempt to avoid foul trouble was the right move. Asked today after practice if he had any second thoughts on the decision, Drew provided a..." April 21

  • Hawks getting defensive of late

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "For most of the season Hawks center Al Horford has expressed frustration and skepticism about his team's approach to defense. So it's noteworthy that even Horford has been impressed with Atlanta's defensive commitment lately. "I'm actually happy," said Horford, a team captain. "In the past I..." April 04

  • Horford plays inspired when facing Bulls

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Chicago Bulls will be in town on Tuesday night, which means Hawks center Al Horford could be ready to have another big statistical outing. The last time the Hawks played the Bulls, Horford had 31 points and 16 rebounds. Following the game, Hawks forward Marvin Williams said it appears..." March 22

  • Hawks ailing for stretch run

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "While emphasizing that he's not making excuses, Hawks coach Larry Drew said a few key players are a little banged up. Center Al Horford's left ankle, which kept him out of the team's win over Portland March 12, is still bothering him. Forward Josh Smith is feeling the effects of his sprained..." March 21

  • Al Horford gets fired up for Knicks

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Al Horford, the Hawks' normally stoic center, had some passionate outbursts the past two times the Hawks played New York. Horford said it's no coincidence they've happened against the Knicks, who will play their final regular-season game against the Hawks on Sunday at Philips Arena. "It's..." March 06

  • Al Horford-led Hawks rally from 19 down to win

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "With Josh Smith out and the Hawks' offense flailing, center Al Horford delivered a performance worthy of his status as a two-time All-Star. Matched against his close friend and former Florida teammate Joakim Noah, Horford rallied the Hawks to an 83-80 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday..." March 03

  • Al Horford, Joakim Noah tussle again

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Al Horford and Joakim Noah wanted to soak in the glory. Horford, Noah, Corey Brewer and Taurean Green -- the foursome who arrived together at Florida as freshmen and led the Gators to two consecutive national titles -- had just returned to Gainesville after the second championship, won at the..." March 02

  • Al Horford, Joe Johnson say Hawks have no excuses

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Once the hoopla of All-Star weekend is over and the NBA goes back to work, the Hawks will have 27 games left in the regular season. They also will have no good reason not to become a true contender in the Eastern Conference, both of the team's All-Star representatives said this weekend. "I..." February 20

  • Stoudemire, Horford keep Hawks-Knicks rivalry hot

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks are trying to maintain momentum on a tough road trip, and the Knicks just trying to keep a winning record. That's why when the teams play Wednesday at Madison Square Garden, there doesn't figure to be much talk about the fisticuffs and resulting exchanges in the media between All-Star..." February 16

  • Horford still sore, Hawks lineup changes on hold

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Al Horford said that, as of Thursday, he isn't planning on playing Saturday. Said Horford, "It's not really getting any better." Horford tried to shoot at Thursday's practice, but was still sore. He'll give it another try Friday. - Horford's injury will preclude coach Larry Drew from..." February 10

  • Al Horford an All-Star at center but he's taking a beating

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Have you ever seen or heard a 7-foot-1, 270-pound man beg? Stand near Tito Horford the next time he picks up the telephone to call the Hawks' front office. "I've been begging [general manager] Rick Sund and the Hawks for the last three years - please get a center so my son can pay his normal..." February 09

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