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 conflicted about if and when he can play in the postseason. Last Thursday Horford told Chris Vivlamore he was "frustrated" by the pace of his progress and that he's "not where I need to be." By yesterday, Horford was telling Jeff Schultz that there's a 70 percent chance he would play against the Celtics, saying: "I don't know if it's the smartest thing for me physically but I want to be out there and I feel like it's realistic."
Mixed signals from Al Horford on injury
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Apr 24