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Re: Al Horford has been mediocre. He doesnt deserve his salary
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2018, 06:28:36 PM »

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This is the Hell part of the season, just before the playoffs. Players are thinking of having a few days off away from basketball(except the All Stars of course) and they are tired and just want to get through the trade deadline.

After the All Star and trade deadline if Horford is still playing bad, then move him over the summer. It's a big contract to move in the middle of the season, not many options. Plus then you can add the LA pick if it lands with him for a AD type player.

Re: Al Horford has been mediocre. He doesnt deserve his salary
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2018, 06:33:14 PM »

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If you want him traded, what reasonable trade is out there?

Re: Al Horford has been mediocre. He doesnt deserve his salary
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2018, 06:40:02 PM »

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Al has been great for us defensively. Offensively, he's a facilitator, not a scorer and that's a role he performs well. The problem with Al is that he's more suited to be 3rd banana. Maybe if Gordon were healthy, Al's complete lack of scoring aggression wouldn't be a such a glaring issue, but this team badly needs a consistent 2nd option. As the healthy max guy on the roster, the onus is on him to pick up the slack.
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Re: Al Horford has been mediocre. He doesnt deserve his salary
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2018, 07:29:29 PM »

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Most writers think al will make all star game this year

Re: Al Horford has been mediocre. He doesnt deserve his salary
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2018, 07:46:16 PM »

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I think it's fair to be critical of Al's lack of of assertiveness on offense. I get that he is not a shot creator, but sometimes we need an easy bucket to stop a run, and you would think your highly skilled big man would be able to help out with that at times. His defense is incredibly solid and he is obviously a great passer, but sometimes we need more.

I am not sure if he will eventually be moved (it would certainly not be during this season), but I am eagerly awaiting Hayward's return and Tatum's continued offensive growth.

Re: Al Horford has been mediocre. He doesnt deserve his salary
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2018, 08:06:13 PM »

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This over reaction of getting rid of a main cog on this team simply because he isn't a #1A scoring option, when you signed him to be a #3 or #4 scoring option is pretty ridiculous. Horford has played a whole 5 minutes with the Kyrie-Hayward 1-2 punch. He is here to be the ball moving focal point of the offense, the defensive communicator of the defense and give you 11 shots a game with 7 rebounds and 6 assists while playing great defense.

I think he has played amazing this year. You just don't trade him because he isn't Hayward offensively. You accept what happens this year and let the team be what they will be next year with everyone healthy and playing their role.

Re: Al Horford has been mediocre. He doesnt deserve his salary
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2018, 08:13:14 PM »

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I think it's fair to criticize horford, he's been pretty horrible since his last "rest" game.

with that said, I think this team is banged up more than they're letting on. plus the whole flu thing going around...

I think this team will struggle till after the all star break unfortunately.
 

Re: Al Horford has been mediocre. He doesnt deserve his salary
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2018, 09:01:56 PM »

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Re: Al Horford has been mediocre. He doesnt deserve his salary
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2018, 09:32:41 PM »

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Re: Al Horford has been mediocre. He doesnt deserve his salary
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2018, 10:12:36 PM »

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Re: Al Horford has been mediocre. He doesnt deserve his salary
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2018, 01:56:25 AM »

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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.

This is becoming such an excuse. He has been starting with Baynes and Horford and the team as a whole keep on getting off to slow starts. At some point we have to accept that Al has mediocre stretches in every season and stop blaming it on who he is on the floor with.

Re: Al Horford has been mediocre. He doesnt deserve his salary
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2018, 12:19:37 PM »

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He wasn't mediocre in last year's playoffs.

Re: Al Horford has been mediocre. He doesnt deserve his salary
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2018, 12:47:14 PM »

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And if you're wondering, shooting 44% from 3 while averaging 8 rebounds a game where Al Horford is currently hovering?

It's only been done once in @NBA history (Troy Murphy, 2009), and never on a winning team

Put Hayward next to Horford and Kyrie, and watch him lead in the league in assists as a center...

Oh wait...

He does!
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Re: Al Horford has been mediocre. He doesnt deserve his salary
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2018, 12:50:34 PM »

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And if you're wondering, shooting 44% from 3 while averaging 8 rebounds a game where Al Horford is currently hovering?

It's only been done once in @NBA history (Troy Murphy, 2009), and never on a winning team

Put Hayward next to Horford and Kyrie, and watch him lead in the league in assists as a center...

Oh wait...

He does!

Without checking I can confidently say that Al Horford does NOT lead the league in assists. If you are saying he leads centers in assists then I would believe it.


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Re: Al Horford has been mediocre. He doesnt deserve his salary
« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2018, 12:54:24 PM »

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And if you're wondering, shooting 44% from 3 while averaging 8 rebounds a game where Al Horford is currently hovering?

It's only been done once in @NBA history (Troy Murphy, 2009), and never on a winning team

Put Hayward next to Horford and Kyrie, and watch him lead in the league in assists as a center...

Oh wait...

He does!

Without checking I can confidently say that Al Horford does NOT lead the league in assists. If you are saying he leads centers in assists then I would believe it.

It's funny that you're so confident that my comment was wrong when it clearly says center.
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Can't define how I be dropping these mockeries."

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