Horford will no longer play for the Thunder this season as the organization turns to younger players, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Horford's rest days became more frequent leading up to Thursday's trade deadline. The front office was presumably shopping Horford but likely found no suitors given his enormous contract. Without a trade destination, the Thunder will opt to keep Horford off the court. For fantasy, Horford's managers are simply out of luck and need to drop him. Moses Brown and Isaiah Roby stand to benefit the most from Horford's absence. Newly-acquired Tony Bradley may get into the center mix as well. The short-term plan is for Horford to remain with the team and train at the facility. The long-term plan is for general manager Sam Presti to work with Horford and his agent to find a destination that fits better with the stage of the center's career.
Horford delivered 13 points (6-11 FG, 1-5 3Pt), eight rebounds, six assists, a steal and a block across 25 minutes in Wednesday's loss against the Grizzlies.
Horford returned to the court after a two-game absence and he's played in just two of OKC's last six contests, but he has managed to stay productive. Thursday will be decisive to determine whether Horford will stay with the Thunder the rest of the year or not, but if he stays with the team and remains healthy, he should be one of the team's go-to guys on offense, especially with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (foot) set to miss several games in the next few weeks.
Horford (rest) is not on the injury report for Wednesday's matchup against the Grizzlies.
The Thunder have been giving the veteran plenty of time off lately, but he'll take the court Wednesday. He hasn't seen 30 minutes in any of his past five appearances, and he's averaged 12.8 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.4 assists in those contests.
Horford will be rested again for Monday's game against Minnesota.
The Thunder continue to be even more aggressive about resting the veteran, who will sit for the fourth time in the last five games. The impetus appears to be finding extended minutes for both Isaiah Roby and Moses Brown, who started in the frontcourt together for the second time in Sunday's loss to the Rockets.
Horford is out for Sunday's game against the Rockets due to rest.
The veteran will sit out the first part of the Sunday-Monday back-to-back set. In his absence, Moses Brown should see extra minutes.
Horford finished with 11 points (3-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six boards, two assists, two steals, and one block in 25 minutes of a 116-93 loss to the Hawks on Thursday.
Horford sat out the previous game on a scheduled rest day, and was rusty in his return failing to find his rhythm as his team was run out of the arena by the Hawks. The Thunder will have a few days off to recoup before facing the Rockets on Sunday.
Horford will be held out of Tuesday's game against the Bulls for rest.
The veteran will be rested for the second straight contest by Oklahoma City. Isaiah Roby or Moses Brown are candidates to start at center in Horford's place.
Horford will be rested for Sunday's game against the Grizzlies, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
As has been the case all season, Horford will sit out one half of the back-to-back set after playing 27 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Knicks. Isaiah Roby will likely get the starting nod at center in the veteran's absence.
Horford collected 16 points (7-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt), five rebounds and one block in 27 minutes during Saturday's loss to the Knicks.
The 34-year-old has been in and out of the lineup over the past few months due to rest, but he's played two games in a row to start the second half of the season. In those two games, Horford is averaging 18.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks while shooting 66 percent from the field. It's possible Horford plays in most games leading up to the trade deadline to help boost his trade value.
Horford produced 21 points (8-15 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds, two blocked shots, two assists and a steal across 28 minutes in Thursday's 116-108 win over the Mavericks.
Horford's DFS stock skyrocketed upon the news of the Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzinigis scratches, and he came through with one of his better stat lines in recent weeks. Now fully healthy, Horford should continue to hold up the frontcourt and provide leadership alongside one of the youngest starting units in the league.
Horford (rest) won't play Thursday against the Spurs.
Horford will sit out the Thunder's final game before the All-Star break for rest purposes during the second half of a back-to-back set. Isaiah Roby and Mike Muscala should see increased usage for Oklahoma City in his absence.
Horford will play and start Saturday against the Nuggets.
As expected, following a rest day for Friday's game against the Hawks, the veteran will re-join the starting five Saturday. This month, Horford has averaged 16.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.2 steals in 29.5 minutes.
Horford (rest) will not play in Friday's game against Atlanta.
Unsurprisingly, Horford will be rested for the front end of a back-to-back, following a pattern this season for the 34-year-old veteran. Horford's absence will likely mean Isaiah Roby will receive a start. The 34-year-old should be available to return Saturday against the Nuggets.
Horford notched 16 points (7-16 FG, 2-6 3Pt), seven rebounds and seven assists across 30 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Spurs.
Horford played an instrumental role in the win, finishing as the Thunder's second-highest scorer and third-best rebounder while also pacing the team in assists. In fact, he was the one who dished out the assist for Luguentz Dort's game-winning three-pointer. The veteran big man has now scored 16 points in back-to-back games and surpassed the 15-point plateau in five of his last seven appearances.
Horford will be rested for Monday's game against the Heat.
No surprise here, as the Thunder will stick to their plan of holding Horford out of one-half of back-to-back sets. The big man played 28 minutes in Sunday's win over the Cavs, finishing with 16 points, eight boards, one assist and two steals. Expect Isaiah Roby to start in Horford's place Monday.
Horford compiled 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt), eight rebounds, two steals and one assist over 28 minutes in Sunday's 117-101 win over the Cavaliers.
Horford only recorded 10 points while returning to the court Friday, but he was slightly more effective while shooting 58.3 percent from the floor against Cleveland. He led the team with eight rebounds Sunday, but his fantasy output has cooled off over his last three appearances since a string of several vintage performances.
Horford managed only 10 points (4-14 FG, 2-9 3Pt), five rebounds, four assists and one block in 29 minutes during Friday's 98-85 loss to the Bucks.
Horford was back in the lineup after sitting out the previous game due to rest but failed to come through with the goods. After a stretch of vintage performances, Horford is beginning to regress and sits outside the top 80 over the past two weeks. The elevated production immediately following his extended absence likely had an impact on expectations. Congratulations to those who managed to move him out for a top 40 player. He is likely to hover around the top 75 moving forward but will continue to miss games as part of his management program.
Horford (rest) will play and start Friday against the Bucks, Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
After sitting out Wednesday's game for rest, the veteran is back in the lineup, which will push Isaiah Roby back to the bench. Across Horford's past five appearances, he has averaged 17.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.0 steals in 31.0 minutes.
Horford will not play in Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
With the Thunder playing on the second night of a back-to-back, Horford will get the night off, as has been the case all season. The veteran has been on a tear over the last two weeks, but he cooled off a bit Tuesday night against Portland, finishing with 12 points, five rebounds and three assists in 29 minutes. Expect Isaiah Roby and Mike Muscala to pick up more minutes in Horford's stead.
Horford scored 20 points (8-16 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go along with nine assists and seven rebounds in Oklahoma City's 114-109 victory over Milwaukee on Sunday.
With Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (knee) missing his third straight game, Horford stepped up as the main Thunder distributor, coming away with a new season-high assist total. In the five games that Gilgeous-Alexander has missed this year, Horford has averaged 20.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game. The center has also recorded at least 20 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in two out of the last three games.
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