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Al Horford - PF/C, 6'10, 245
Boston Celtics - Signed as a free agent in July 2016
       Date of birth: 06/03/1986
       Country: Dominican Republic
     Drafted (NBA): 3rd pick, 2007
     Out of: Florida
  NBA Experience: 10 years
  Hand: Right

2007 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 3rd overall by Atlanta.
9th July, 2007 NBA Signed four year, $17,525,017 rookie scale contract with Atlanta. Included team options for 2009/10 and 2010/11.
25th September, 2008 NBA Atlanta exercised 2009/10 team option.
12th October, 2009 NBA Atlanta exercised 2010/11 team option.
1st November, 2010 NBA Signed a five year, $60 million extension with Atlanta.
8th July, 2016 NBA Signed a four year maximum value contract ($113,326,230) with Boston. Included player option for 2019/20.
When: Where:
2004 - 2007 Florida (NCAA)
June 2007 - June 2016 Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
July 2016 - present Boston Celtics (NBA)
From blog:

   2017 NBA Manifesto

Al Horford
PF/C, 6’10, 245lbs, 31 years old, 10 years of experience

A star role player who has lost a step defensively, but only one. Horford provided great balance for this Celtics team, defending the interior and perimeter bigs, driving and shooting the ball himself, and enjoying an enlarged playmaking role, his ability to stretch and pass the ball expanding the team's overall playbook. It is a fair question as to whether his cost for non-star, soon-to-decrease production will prove to be prohibitive down the road, especially given that his small forward-like rebounding creates a hole for his team that the Bulls exploited in their two round one wins. That said, that is also a question that can be addressed down the road. For now, he adds a lot.

Player Plan: Three years and circa. $87 million remaining, with a player option for 2019/20. May be a burdensomely large contract in the back end, but keep indefinitely.

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In the last two years, Keith Bogans and David Lee have now received DPOY votes, with Bogans's one even laughably being for first place. Meanwhile, in his entire career, Al Horford has never received as much as a third placed vote. I am not about to tell you that Al Horford is the third best defender in the league, but I am prepared to say that, considering the bizarre and frankly nauseous presence of some names that this list seems to attract, it is a travesty that Horford has never received ANYTHING AT ALL. If sports media can't be trusted with their toy, they should have it taken away from them.

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   NBA Fantasy Preview - 16th November 2017

Aside from a couple of games missed due to injury, Horford is having a strong year, with numbers slightly above his career averages punctuated by a very high 57.6% field goal percentage, itself buoyed by 48.8% three-point shooting. Horford’s versatility both inside the paint and outside the arc on both ends of the floor is key to Boston’s position-less, free-flowing, smart, unselfish, switch-heavy style, and while he is no longer the rebounding presence that some of his centre peers are (and despite a career low in blocks so far at a comparatively lowly 0.6 per game that betrays how good he is defensively), almost no other big man is passing for the 4.5 assists per game that he is.

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