NBA 2010-11 Update: Al Horford extends contract with Atlanta Hawks

By on Nov 2, 2010 in Basketball, Sports Comments

Al HorfordAn report confirmed, that the Atlanta Hawks and center Al Horford have agreed on a multi-year contract extension. The announcement was made by Atlanta‘s Executive Vice President and General Manager Rick Sund. However, the terms of the contract was not disclosed as per team policy.

During his past three seasons with the Hawks, Horford has played in 93% (229 of 246) regular season games and averaged 12.0 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 blocks in 33 minutes every game. Last year, Horford had a career high of 14.2 ppg and 9.9 rpg, and became the first Atlanta draftee to be selected for the All-Star game. Kevin Willis is the only other Hawks player to earn the feat in 1992. Horford led Atlanta with 39 double-doubles (11th in the NBA), 12 20-point games and a career-high 31 points against LA Clippers last February 7.

Horford, from the University of Florida, is the third pick overall in the 2007 NBA Draft.

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