Ime Udoka has recently assured that she plans to use Al Horford in the back to back throughout the season. Despite the fact that the Dominican only played the second nights of them last season, it seems that the Celtics consider that he is in good physical condition and that he is prepared to assume a significant load of minutes in this new stage in Boston.
“Obviously, it is a subject that we have been dealing with for a while, and we have been analyzing the calendar,” added the technician in his statements to Jared Weiss, a journalist from The Athletic. “However, Al comes in at a fantastic time and he’s going to mean a lot to the team.”
Horford was a fundamental man in Brad Stevens’ Celtics in his first stage in the franchise, which led him to take over his services in his first decision as new. general manager. Although the center’s value seems to have waned after his problems fitting in in Philadelphia and his subsequent transfer to OKC, his strengths on both sides of the court can give a significant boost to the Boston paint, which he will want to make the most of.
And it is that, although it is true that the Thunder gave him rest on the first night of the back to backThey were never intended to be a truly competitive squad, and their priority over Horford seemed more like keeping him healthy for a future transfer. So much so that the Dominican only played 28 games and rested the entire second half of the season, a very different situation from the one presented to him in these Celtics, eager to compete and to feel like members of the upper East area again.
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