Tag Archives: Al Horford

Podcast: Trade Deadline Rapidly Approaching

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Only three days remain for teams to make their final preparations for a championship run in 2016. The February 18th trade deadline provides much intrigue, as numerous stars have appeared in trade rumors. Several franchise caliber players could be on the move, including Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, Al Horford, Dwight Howard and Brook Lopez have all been linked to …

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Catching Up with Al Horford

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Early in the day, the NBA instituted a new rule against committing intentional fouls at the free throw line. Throughout the season, players have been intentionally jumping onto the back of the opponents worst free throw shooter in an attempt to stage a comeback without allowing time to tick off of the clock. Now, if a player commits an intentional …

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Podcast: The Fringe First Rounders

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The player selected in the first round of a fantasy basketball draft has to deliver. By missing out in the opening round, the rest of the draft becomes an uphill battle. The 2015-16 season has a clear-cut order of eight players, where there should be no deviating among those selections. Another fantasy stalwart is worth a first round pick, even …

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No Suspension Looming for Horford

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The NBA has determined missing the final two quarters and the overtime session Sunday night was enough of a punishment for Atlanta center Al Horford. The Hawks were forced to play the second half of Game 3’s 114-111 overtime loss in Cleveland without Horford after he was called a flagrant-2 foul for elbowing Cavaliers point guard Matthew Dellavedova in the head …

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Negated 3-Pointer Helps Hawks Clinch Series

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It appeared Washington had extended its season for another five minutes. Once again, Paul Pierce had delivered at the optimal moment, as his step-back 3-pointer appeared to tie the game at 94, briefly extending the season into overtime for the Wizards. Atlanta was deflated, as it blew a 10 point advantage with nine minutes remaining. 

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Horford Tips Series in Atlanta’s Favor

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Al Horford wasn’t supposed to be involved in the final play of Game 5. Even though the 6-foot-10 center had been Atlanta’s most reliable performer on the night — with 21 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks — the most critical possession of the season went to second-year guard Denis Schroder.

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Fantasy Focus: Taking over a Starting Role

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Brooklyn already had a $100 million point guard on the roster. Jarrett Jack was supposed to be just an insurance policy, a filler in case Deron Williams ever got hurt. A fractured rib cage has kept Williams out of the lineup for the past four weeks and the Nets have suffered, dropping 12 of their last 14 games, but Jack …

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Fantasy Focus: Finding Bargains

The 76ers are more than $7.5 million below the NBA’s minimum salary and still are just two games out of the playoff hunt. With a salary of just $45.2 million, Philadelphia has posted a 12-21 record this season, exactly the same the Nets. 

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Fantasy Focus: Mounting Injuries

Another week and another set of devastating injuries from around the NBA. Two of the latest victims are All-Star caliber players. Atlanta will be without center Al Horford indefinitely after he  suffered a complete tear of his right pectoral muscle during the Hawks double overtime win Thursday night.

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Injuries Mounting Throughout the NBA

Only nine days remain before the NBA season tips off and fantasy owners are left scrambling to adjust their player rankings. Earlier this week, Dirk Nowitzki announced he will undergo knee surgery and Kevin Love suffered a broken hand doing push-ups on his knuckles as part of his training regimen. As the pre-season draws to a close, many high round draft picks will begin their …

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