Al Horford is putting up great stats without a lot of minutes
Al Horford is good. We all know that much. But the new addition big man has been nearly averaging a double-double in the preseason... while also averaging less than 20 minutes per game. That's kind of insane.
Horford is nearing his career stats this preseason but in almost 15 fewer minutes per game. If that doesn't show how well he fits into Brad Stevens' coaching scheme, his execution off the pick and pop should prove it:Here's how @Al_Horford has looked through his first 3 games with the Celtics #CelticsTalk pic.twitter.com/wKt2rouM2z— The Celtics on CSN (@CelticsCSN) October 14, 2016
Crowder ➡️ Horford for the 3 👍 pic.twitter.com/vITm4DHhFS— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 13, 2016
Horford has hit 50% of his threes so far this preseason, and sank two more against the Knicks on Saturday night. He also finished perfect from the floor, 5-for-5, along with three assists, and two blocks. A career 34% shooter from outside the arc, Horford just recently added the three ball to his game, but it seems like he's confident in his shot right now, from both close and long range:
No hesitation, no problem for Al Horford 👌 pic.twitter.com/NZrG0U1m83— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 16, 2016
Now, imagine what Horford will be able to do with 30+ minutes on the floor. Opposing defenses: beware.
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