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Al Horford
Al Horford
Position: C-F
Born: 06/03/86
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Salary: $26,540,100
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Splitter will come back to a different team. Dwight Howard has replaced Al Horford at center and Dennis Schroder has replaced Jeff Teague at point guard in the starting lineup. When considering the off-season moves, Splitter expects the Hawks to be a better defensive team. “(Howard) is a little bit more of a defensive player than Al, more rebounds, more physical presence on the court,” Splitter said. “That is going to change our team. … Dennis, he is also a great defender. He’s a better defender than Jeff. He will pressure the point guard the whole court. He is growing up and getting more solid.”
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“It’s only going to help. That’s what we need, other guys that can put the ball in the basket, other guys that can do a variety of different things and he’s one of those guys. The attention will go off me a little bit with having Al Horford on our team. I’m just ready for the opportunity to get to know him and get going and try to get our games to gel with each other,” said Thomas, speaking to CSNNE.com at the Isaiah Thomas Basketball Pro Camp at Reading Memorial High School.
“We got a big addition in Al Horford. Got my guy Gerald Green coming back to Boston,” Thomas said. “I’m excited. I think we’ve got the right pieces to go forward. Danny Ainge and those [front office] guys, they might have a little bit more work to do but, at the same time, the group that we have, I’m excited about the opportunity to get together and get things going. I’m anxious to get a new season going because it should be a lot of excitement around here in Boston.”
2 weeks ago via ESPN
Stevens, while not getting into too many specifics, also spoke about the Celtics’ overall recruiting pitches to Durant and to free-agent big man Al Horford, with the latter ultimately signing with Boston. “We’ll go into each. When we met with Al and tried to, in a different way because they’re different positions and different players, show why he’s such a good fit for us,” Stevens said. “Obviously, we did the same with Kevin. You try to show why you’re close, why your group and this organization has a great shot and is making progress and moving forward. “Again, I thought it was a really productive time — not productive enough in Kevin’s case, but certainly with Al it was and we’re looking forward to keep making progress.”