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Al Horford has been mediocre. He doesnt deserve his salary
« on: January 21, 2018, 03:13:28 PM »

Offline triboy16f

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7 pts tonight.  Previously 2 other duds. Overall just not cutting it

He is expecting Kyrie to do most of the heavy lifting on the offensive end. Plus has been plain average on defense

What to do with this guy?  Maybe its time to consider trading him (and eat 50 cents on the dollar)

Trade for a cheaper option like Dedmon to take care of things around the paint

Re: Al Horford has been mediocre. He doesnt deserve his salary
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2018, 03:22:55 PM »

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'Can't help but notice that the recent 'sub par' performances by Horford correspond to a stretch of games where Brad has seemed to lose faith in using Baynes much.   This has forced Al to play far more minutes at the 5.

Horford is so much better when he's been at the 4 this season.
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Re: Al Horford has been mediocre. He doesnt deserve his salary
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2018, 03:24:59 PM »

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Trading Al Horford for Dedmon would be an insanely ridiculous move to make. He’s the second most important cog in our offence, and our defensive anchor - yet because he doesn’t always score you want to trade him. Very premature

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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2018, 03:27:25 PM »

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'Can't help but notice that the recent 'sub par' performances by Horford correspond to a stretch of games where Brad has seemed to lose faith in using Baynes much.   This has forced Al to play far more minutes at the 5.

Horford is so much better when he's been at the 4 this season.

Maybe .but if draymond can play the 5, so can Al


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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2018, 03:47:27 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2018, 04:52:50 PM »

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He's been the best overall player all season long.  Okay though.
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2018, 04:58:11 PM »

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Horford is a 4..can't be playing center..if they had a legit C, he  would be great
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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2018, 05:25:09 PM »

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Yes:  we should be a wise as Atlanta and get rid of Horford for cheaper options.  See how well it worked out for them.

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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2018, 05:29:57 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2018, 05:38:00 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2018, 05:56:37 PM »

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gettin old.. just needs some Kyrie plant based cooking...

Re: Al Horford has been mediocre. He doesnt deserve his salary
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2018, 05:56:50 PM »

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Overreaction season is finally here.

7 pts tonight is ridiculous

he needs to "bring it" sometimes and not expect Kyrie to do all the heavy lifting on offense

celtics are basically paying 30 million for a guy that is a "sidekick" ....

I disliked Horford signing from day 1, especially length of deal


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« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2018, 05:56:52 PM »

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I've been on this train the moment Durant signed to GS. He is a complimentary player. He amplifies those around him, but is not someone who can be relied upon to carry the team (which is something you'd want in a max player).

Doesn't matter who is available or who's not, Horford plays the same way. Kyrie is out, 11 shot attempts, Kyrie comes back in, 11 shot attempts. He doesn't force any issues, always takes what the defense gives him. Doesn't take initiative, doesn't lead on the court.

Don't get wrong though, 10/10 times I sign him to this contract if it means we get a chance at a talent like Durant though (who reportedly wanted to play with Horford).

The market just super inflated his value. I don't hold it against Ainge, but Horford's the 3rd/4th best player on a championship team and if you can help it, you don't give those type of guys a max deal.

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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2018, 06:02:29 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2018, 06:04:53 PM »

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I've been on this train the moment Durant signed to GS. He is a complimentary player. He amplifies those around him, but is not someone who can be relied upon to carry the team (which is something you'd want in a max player).

Doesn't matter who is available or who's not, Horford plays the same way. Kyrie is out, 11 shot attempts, Kyrie comes back in, 11 shot attempts. He doesn't force any issues, always takes what the defense gives him. Doesn't take initiative, doesn't lead on the court.

Don't get wrong though, 10/10 times I sign him to this contract if it means we get a chance at a talent like Durant though (who reportedly wanted to play with Horford).

The market just super inflated his value. I don't hold it against Ainge, but Horford's the 3rd/4th best player on a championship team and if you can help it, you don't give those type of guys a max deal.
since he amplifies those around him, will be nice what he can to help Hayward when he's back. Eager to see if that opens things up for horford as well