HoopsHype Al Horford rumors

November 24, 2014 Updates

Q: How is your relationship with coach Mike Budenholzer? Al Horford: "I'm very happy with the coach, with Mike. His system is similar to the method used by San Antonio. I feel comfortable. I respect Mike and I know that we have to follow his method to improve. We will do special things sooner rather than later." Q: Do you try to play like San Antonio? Al Horford: "At the end of the day it's the old system. We have different players, but the system is similar. Sure, we want to create our own identity. We don't want to be the 'Spurs East'. There are other teams with the same offensive system. We want our own identity, but I recognize that it is the Spurs' system." HoopsHype

October 24, 2014 Updates
October 14, 2014 Updates

Al Horford’s name will enter trade talks. It happened in stealth mode last season, when the Hawks reached out to a select group and made it known that Horford could be had for the right price — including an unprotected 2014 first-round pick, per several league sources. Nothing materialized, and Horford is ready to return from another torn pectoral muscle. A healthy Horford is a top-20 player on a below-market contract that runs through 2015-16 — long enough that some team could talk itself into gambling on him. He could net a hefty return for the Hawks, who have been happily skipping down the “pretty good with cap room” path under Danny Ferry. Grantland

It’s likely that Al Horford will play in at least one of the Hawks’ three exhibition games this week. The center has been out with a torn right pectoral muscle suffered 29 games into last season. The team has brought him along slowly through training camp. It appears that his rehabilitation has progressed to the point where he can soon get back on a court against an opposing team. “I think we are hopeful that at some point during the week he’ll get a chance to play,” coach Mike Budenholzer said following Monday’s practice. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 13, 2014 Updates

It’s likely that Al Horford will play in at least one of the Hawks’ three exhibition games this week. The center has been out with a torn right pectoral muscle suffered 29 games into last season. The team has brought him along slowly through training camp. It appears that his rehabilitation has progressed to the point where he can soon get back on a court against an opposing team. “I think we are hopeful that at some point during the week he’ll get a chance to play,” coach Mike Budenholzer said following Monday’s practice. Horford took part in most of the team’s five-on-five and scrimmage work Monday. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 8, 2014 Updates
October 7, 2014 Updates

The return of Al Horford took another step forward this week when the Hawks center began doing two-on-two contact work. Horford said he has been doing the limited contact work for the past three days. Horford is returning from a torn right pectoral muscle that required surgery in December. The team expects him to be ready for opening night. However, they are bringing him along slowly since it’s the second time he has tore a pectoral muscle causing him to miss most of a season. He must next be cleared for three-one-three, four-on-four and finally five-on-five contact. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

October 6, 2014 Updates

The return of Al Horford took another step forward this week when the Hawks center began doing two-on-two contact work. Horford said he has been doing the limited contact work for the past three days. Horford is returning from a torn right pectoral muscle that required surgery in December. The team expects him to be ready for opening night. However, they are bringing him along slowly since it’s the second time he has tore a pectoral muscle causing him to miss most of a season. He must next be cleared for three-one-three, four-on-four and finally five-on-five contact. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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June 5, 2014 Updates

Chris Vivlamore: Al Horford continuing rehab in Italy with Basketball Without Borders. No contact yet, but says will be ready by training camp. #ATLHawks Twitter @ajchawks

June 4, 2014 Updates

For Al Horford, the rehabilitation continues. Even in Italy. The Hawks center is participating in Basketball Without Borders this week in Rome. He works with young campers from all over Europe by day. He still finds time following activities to work toward a return from a torn right pectoral muscle that cost him most of last season. Horford has gotten a little help from his friends. Hawks assistant coach Darvin Ham is on the European trip and the two have been continuing to work together. Horford said he has no doubt he will be ready following season-ending surgery by training camp at the end of September. “I’ll be fine,” Horford told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Rome Wednesday. “I’m very confident I’ll be good to go. It’s been a little longer recovery than I expected but there is no question that I will be ready to go by training camp.” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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