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Peachtree Hoops May 28, 2016

Remember when the Orlando Magic came after Paul Millsap? Al Horford might be next

We could have an early suitor for Al Horford's free agent services and it is a familiar combatant for the Hawks. It has been almost a year since the Orlando Magic made an impressive offer to Atlanta Hawks free agent power forward Paul Millsap, and it is easy to forget that Millsap seemed to be quite close to accepting a deal that would land him in central Florida. Fast forward to 2016 and the Hawks have yet another big-time free agent on the market in the form of Al Horford. Could the Magic be trying to pry another high-profile talent away from Georgia? Josh Robbins of the Orlando...
Peachtree Hoops May 26, 2016

Atlanta Hawks: Al Horford or Dwight Howard?

Kris and Phil discuss whether Al Horford or Dwight Howard would be the better free agent signing for the Hawks plus much more on this week's Peachtree Hoops Podcast On this edition of Peachtree Hoops hosts Kris Willis and Phil Naessens discuss whether or not the Atlanta Hawks should re-sign Al Horford or sign free agent Dwight Howard, Paul Millsap being named Second Team All-NBA Defense, the Eastern and Western Conference Finals and much more! DOWNLOAD THE MP3
Peachtree Hoops May 26, 2016

Al Horford, Paul Millsap fall just short of All-NBA honors

On Thursday afternoon, the NBA announced its first, second and third All-NBA teams for the 2015-2016 season. To the surprise of few, the Atlanta Hawks were not represented within the 15 players recognized with inclusion. However, both Paul Millsap and Al Horford were honored in the voting, to the point where the duo represented the "first runner-up" at the forward and center positions, respectively. Millsap received 84 voting points, finishing seventh overall among forwards and ahead of players like Anthony Davis. The six forwards landing ahead of Millsap were LeBron James and Kawhi...

NBA free agents: Class of 2016

A look at the 2016 NBA free-agent market, with the negotiating period opening July 1 and the signing period opening July 7, after the signing moratorium period. Top available: Kevin Durant, LeBron James, DeMar DeRozan, Hassan Whiteside, Mike Conley, Nicolas Batum, Andre Drummond, Al Horford, Dwyane...
The Dream Shake May 24, 2016

A closer look at the Al-Horford-to-the-Rockets rumors

Horford was mentioned in last week's Rocket Fuel, but is he a good fit for the team? With the Dwight Howard situation dissolving publicly right before our very eyes, it's looking less and less likely that D-12 returns to Houston. Despite Howard's public statements that he has yet to make an official decision in regards to his player option, the writing is undoubtedly on the wall. Howard is gone. And dovetailing off of last week's Rocket Fuel which referenced Sports Rageous, it appears the Rockets are turning their attention elsewhere. Rumor has it that free-agent-to-be big man Al Horford...
Peachtree Hoops May 22, 2016

Atlanta Hawks 2016 player review: Al Horford

Al Horford remains good at basketball. The overriding discussion surrounding Al Horford concerns his pending free agency. That, of course, makes a great deal of sense given the wide-ranging impact that his future employment could have on the Atlanta Hawks as a whole, but in terms of the 2015-2016 season, one things remains abundantly clear. Al Horford is pretty darn good. During his age-29 season, Horford appeared in all 82 games, playing more than 2,600 minutes in total and reaching the All-Star game for a second consecutive season. Though his numbers will never paint the full picture of...
Pounding The Rock May 17, 2016

Could the Spurs land Al Horford in free agency?

The All Star Center will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Since winning back to back titles at Florida (under Billy Donovan), Al Horford has played the entirety of his NBA career with the Atlanta Hawks. However, after being swept out of the playoffs two years in a row by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Horford could potentially be looking for a change. The versatile big man will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, and rumors are swirling that he could potentially join the Spurs. From Inquisitr.com: Earlier this season, the Atlanta Hawks had the majority of their players on the...
Peachtree Hoops May 17, 2016

2016 NBA Draft: CBS projects DeAndre Bembry to Atlanta Hawks in pre-lottery mock

Looking for a wing option when it comes to the draft? This might be your new favorite scenario. To this point, most way-too-early mock scenarios have projected the Atlanta Hawks to select a big man with the number 21 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. That trend may well continue, given the uncertainty surrounding Al Horford, for some time, but prior to the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday evening, Sam Vecenie of CBS Sports put forth an interesting name when it comes to the Hawks. That player? St. Joseph's swingman DeAndre Bembry: The Hawks may lose Al Horford, putting a potential big...
Peachtree Hoops May 13, 2016

The Atlanta Hawks Fan Base Says the Darnedest Things

Kris and Phil discuss the demands of a hungry Atlanta Hawks fan base and much more On this edition of the Peachtree Hoops Podcast hosts Kris Willis and Phil Naessens discuss the Atlanta Hawks NBA Eastern Conference semi-final defeat at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the future of Hawks Free Agents Al Horford and Kent Bazemore as well as addressing some of the expectations of some within the Atlanta Hawks online fan-base and much more Atlanta Hawks and NBA talk. DOWNLOAD THE MP3
Peachtree Hoops May 10, 2016

Al Horford believes Hawks' system is key to success

Superstar vs system is a debate that exists in today's NBA but it seems one can't be successful without the other. The season is over for the Atlanta Hawks and it ended in disappointing fashion with a second consecutive sweep at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers. That has led many to suggest that a full reset of Atlanta's roster is necessary but many of the players and coaches do not agree. Al Horford talked about the postseason loss with USA TODAY's Ray Glier and reiterated his stance that Atlanta's play the right way system can lead this team to greatness. “I believe it. I believe...
Peachtree Hoops May 10, 2016

2016 NBA Mock Draft: Sports Illustrated projects Vanderbilt's Damian Jones to Atlanta Hawks

If you believe the Hawks need a "true center", this is the mock for you. The 2015-2016 season is officially over for the Atlanta Hawks, and the 2016 NBA Draft will be the big focus in the coming weeks. We have been chronicling the draft process a bit already, weighing in on a few mock drafts that have emerged, but an interesting name has surfaced this week in the form of Vanderbilt big man Damian Jones. Andrew Sharp of Sports Illustrated projects Jones to land in Atlanta with the number 21 overall pick, and he had this to say about the fit: Even if Al Horford stays in Atlanta, at some...
Peachtree Hoops May 9, 2016

A roundup of the Hawks' exit interviews, and what you need to know

The team made closing statements, here's what was said. The Atlanta Hawks season has come to a conclusion, and we are officially in offseason mode. The team had their exit interviews on Monday, where it would be the last time we hear from the players for a while. We have the highlights for you here, where you might get the answers you want to some questions you might have. Al Horford Take what you will from these tweets you're about to see. Al Horford's contract is up, and he will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. He's had a great tenure here in Atlanta, and right now his future is...
Peachtree Hoops May 9, 2016

Al Horford speaks highly of Atlanta as free agency looms

Free agency won't arrive until July, but it's never too early to overreact to quotes. Al Horford is one of the top free agents on the NBA market in the summer of 2016, and with the Atlanta Hawks bowing out of the playoffs over the weekend, the temperature will only get hotter with regard to speculation about his future plans. While it is still (far) too early to get a serious lean on the thoughts of any pending free agent, Horford was asked about his plans in the aftermath of Game 4, and he gently passed on the topic as you may expect. However, Horford did weigh in on his thoughts about the...
CelticsBlog May 9, 2016

Al Horford and Nicolas Batum sound like guys staying put in free agency

Actions speak louder than words, but... Al Horford and Nicolas Batum are free agents at exactly the right time to be a free agent.  Both are All Stars and both will likely command max contracts on the open market.  Both are also players that the Celtics would likely take a long look at in free agency.  That is if they ever seriously hit the market. Horford and Batum are both done with the playoffs now and of course they were asked about their free agency plans.  It sounds like both of them have an eye towards staying in their current cities, which is pretty smart since both can sign for...
Peachtree Hoops May 6, 2016

Al Horford dunked all over Kevin Love, and it was glorious

My goodness. The Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers were facing off in a heated battle in Game 3, with the Hawks playing for some respect after taking a three-point storm Wednesday night. Charles Barkley wanted the Hawks to play tougher, and we're pretty sure Al Horford heard him. The Hawks have been very competitive in this game so far, and have been making threes, and other spectacular plays just like the one you see above. Hopefully they're able to turn it into a victory. But there's no denying Al Horford beat Kevin Love. Go Hawks.

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