Horford started 68 games for the Celtics during the 2018-19 season, averaging 13.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists. The veteran big man also posted his highest shooting percentage since 2014-15, making 53.5 percent of his field goals. He recorded his second career triple-double against Miami on Apr. 1, pulling down 11 rebounds to go with 19 points and a season-high 10 assists. On Jan. 16, Horford scored a season-high 24 points in a 117-108 victory over the Toronto Raptors. He collected a season-high 17 rebounds Feb. 21 -- his highest rebounding total since the 2012-13 campaign. On Dec. 29, Horford tied his career high with five three-point field goals in a win over Memphis. He started nine playoff games, finishing with three postseason double-doubles while averaging 13.9 points and 9.0 rebounds.2017
Now 11 years into his storied NBA career, Horford continues to serve as one of the most valuable players for one of the league's very best teams. He's averaged double figures in scoring in each of his 11 years in the league, and the 2017-18 campaign was no different -- Horford contributed 12.9 points per game and added 7.4 rebounds per game, his highest mark since the 2013-14 season. While the scoring and rebounding numbers have always been there for 2007's No. 3 overall selection, Horford has become a significantly better passer over the past couple years. After never posting more than 3.5 assists in any one season, Horford upped that total to 5.0 in 2016-17 and held steady by averaging 4.7 this past year -- including a pair of games with double-digit dimes. That's quite remarkable for a man who spends most of his time at the center position. He remained efficient, too, draining 48.9 percent of his field goals and 78.3 percent of his free throws while shooting 42.9 percent from downtown. The former University of Florida star is one of the NBA's best and most versatile big men.2016
In Horford's first year as a member of the Boston Celtics, he appeared in 68 regular-season games, all starts. Horford averaged 14.0 points per game, marking his 10th consecutive season in double figures. Though his 6.8 rebounds per contest represented a career low, he still pulled down double-digit boards 11 times while averaging a career-best 5.0 assists per tilt. He also finished 16th in the NBA in blocked shots, averaging 1.3 swats per game. The veteran big man set a season high with 27 points against the Sixers on Mar. 19, rounding out his line with eight rebounds, six assists, a steal and two blocks. Horford collected nine double-doubles during the regular season, and he missed a triple-double by just a single point Mar. 1 against Cleveland. Horford had a superb postseason, shooting an impressive 58.4 percent from the floor, including 51.9 percent from 3-point land. During the playoffs, he averaged 15.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists per contest, including a pair of double-doubles.2015
Horford was his usual steady self in 2015-16, his final season of a nine-year run with the Hawks. The big man played in all 82 games for the first time in his career while averaging better than 15 points (15.2) for a fourth consecutive year, which got him named an All-Star for the fourth time. A model of consistency, Horford's secondary numbers -- 7.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 2.3 steals/blocks -- were virtually identical to his statistics from a season ago. Horford got off to a fast start, scoring in double figures in each of Atlanta's first 23 contests. He had a pair of games in which he scored at least 30 points and three games in which he pulled down at least 15 rebounds. Horford added three games with four or more steals. His best effort of the season was a massive 30-point, 14-rebound, six-assist, four-block performance against the Bulls on Jan. 9. In 10 playoff games, Horford averaged 13.4 points and 6.5 rebounds. A free agent for the first time in his career, Horford signed a four-year, $113 million deal with the Celtics in July.2014
Horford delivered yet another productive campaign in 2014-15, averaging 15.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game for the Hawks. Horford remained one of the game's most effective big men and made his third All-Star Game. He also racked up 15 double-doubles. On Jan. 9, "Big Al" generated 19 points, a season-high 16 rebounds, four assists and a block during a close win at Detroit. He posted a triple-double Jan. 13 with 21 points, 10 boards and a season-high 10 assists during a win at Philadelphia. Horford also looked rejuvenated at the free-throw line, posting his highest percentage there (75.9) in four seasons. His biggest scoring outburst came Feb. 9, when he racked up 28 points against Minnesota. Atlanta made a deep playoff run to the Eastern Conference Finals and Horford was a big part of their success. He averaged 14.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over 16 games in the postseason. In the second round Game 5 win over Washington, Horford double-doubled with 23 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and five blocks.2013
Coming off one of his best NBA seasons in 2012-13, Horford entered his seventh NBA season (all with Atlanta) looking to build on that momentum. Unfortunately, the 2013-14 season saw Horford limited to 29 games by a torn pectoral muscle, but when he was out there, he dominated for the Hawks like never before on offense. First and foremost, Horford recorded an average of 18.6 points on 56.7 percent shooting (both career highs). HIs scoring efficiency also fared well, as Horford put up a career-best 20.2 ppg per 36 minutes. As usual, he rounded his productivity out with strong averages in rebounds (8.4) and blocked shots (1.5). The former was second on the team only to Paul Millsap, while the latter led the Hawks. After a quiet season opener, Horford caught fire, posting three consecutive double-doubles (including back-to-back 16-rebound games, his season high). He remained highly productive right up until the injury ended his season Dec. 26, scoring 20-plus points in his final four games. Horford's finest effort of the year was a 34-point, 15-rebound gem against Washington on Dec. 13.2012
Coming off an injury-shortened campaign, Horford came back with a vengeance in 2012-13, appearing in 74 games for the Hawks while setting a new personal best in rebounds per game with 10.2 -- the eighth-best rate in the league. He also delivered 17.4 points, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks per game, making for a well-rounded stat line. Horford's most impressive rebounding work came Feb. 25 at Detroit, when he pulled down 22 boards to go with 23 points, two steals and two blocks. That was just one of a whopping 43 double-doubles he collected (one of which was a 10-assist game); in one stretch during November and December, he posted seven consecutive double-doubles. His season highs in scoring and blocks both came Feb. 27 against Utah, when Horford poured in 34 points on 14-of-22 shooting and swatted five shots to go with 15 rebounds.2011
Horford appeared in 11 games during the 2011-12 season. A torn pectoral muscle and the NBA lockout limited the big center's availability. He averaged 12.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per contest before the injury ended his regular season on Jan. 11. But Horford was able to return in vintage form for the playoffs . He played in only three post-season games, but averaged a classic Horford line -- 15.3 points on 58.8 percent shooting with 8.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks per game. His 19 points in a May 8 playoff game against Boston represented his high mark for the season, and he also tied his regular-season high with 11 rebounds in that contest.2010
Horford has established himself as one of the NBA's premier rebounders over the course of his four seasons in the league, and he finished 2010-11 with nine-plus boards (9.3) per game yet again. The Hawks' star big man also saw his scoring average tick up to a career-best 15.3 points per game. He also averaged at least one block per game for the third straight campaign. On Nov. 7, Horford came one point short of his career high in scoring with a 30-point, 10-rebound, five-assist game versus Phoenix. He tied that personal best with 31 points and 16 boards on Mar. 2. All that good work saw him named to his second All-Star Game. Horford remained a vital presence on both sides of the ball in the playoffs, averaging 11.3 points and 9.6 boards over the Hawks' 12-game postseason run.2009
The 2009-10 season saw Horford take on an increased role for the Hawks, and he responded with new career-best averages in points (14.2) and rebounds (9.9) while playing in 81 games. He also improved his field-goal percentage for the second straight year, rising to 55.1 percent (2.6 points higher than the year before). As usual, Horford was a steady contributor in blocked shots with 1.1 per game, and he limited his turnovers to just 1.5 per game. He set a new career high with 31 points Feb. 17 against the Clippers and posted a pair of 19-rebound games, both of which saw him score 20-plus points. Those impressive contributions resulted in him being named an All-Star for the first time. Horford remained an important piece for the Hawks over an 11-game postseason run, averaging 14.6 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks.2008
After a big rookie campaign, eyes were on Horford to see if he could make efficiency improvements in 2008-09, and he delivered. The sophomore big man improved his scoring average from 10.1 to 11.5, thanks in large part to an uptick in field-goal percentage (52.5 percent) and a corresponding increase in opportunities on the floor. Horford also flashed as a shot blocker, denying 1.4 shots per game -- half a block per game more than the prior season. Unsurprisingly, he set new career bests in single-game scoring (27 points alongside 17 boards against the Bulls on Nov. 11) and rebounding (22 against Miami on Feb. 27). Horford collected 20 double-doubles over the course of his 67 games.2007
Taken No. 3 overall by Atlanta in the 2007 NBA Draft, Horford made an instant impact in the 2007-08 season, establishing himself as a dangerous rebounder (9.7 per game, 13th in the league) while showing both offensive and defensive promise with 10.1 points, 0.7 steals and 0.9 blocks per game. That came as little surprise to those who'd watched the Dominican-born big man's impressive collegiate work at the University of Florida. Horford put up a pair of 20-point games in the regular season, then did so again in his first-ever postseason game Apr. 20 at Boston. He also posted his first-ever 20-rebound game Feb. 6 against the Lakers.
June 28, 2007Drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 2007 NBA Draft.
July 1, 2007Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Atlanta Hawks.
November 1, 2010Signed a five-year contract extension with the Atlanta Hawks.
July 8, 2016Signed a four-year contract with the Boston Celtics.
July 10, 2019Signed a four-year contract as a free agent with the Philadelphia 76ers.