Horford (personal) will not play Sunday against the 76ers and doesn't have a timetable for a return, Rylan Stiles of the Locked on Thunder podcast reports.
Horford will miss a third straight game Sunday. Considering it's not clear when he'll be back, it's tough to know what's actionable for fantasy managers in this situation. In Horford's stead over the past two games, Isaiah Roby has drawn the start at center, totaling 25 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists in 50 minutes. He played well in an earlier start, too, so Roby might be someone to target if you need the production.
Horford is out for personal reasons Friday against the Bulls.
Horford will miss his second game in a row -- the first absence being deemed rest. In his stead, Isaiah Roby is a candidate to start again and see extra minutes.
Horford will be rested for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.
With the Thunder coming in on the second night of a back-to-back, the veteran will take a seat, just as he did for the latter half of OKC's last back-to-back. Expect that trend to continue for most, if not all, of the regular season. Mike Muscala, Isaiah Roby and Aleksej Pokusevski could all see increased minutes in Horford's absence.
Horford totaled 15 points (6-15 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 0-2 FT), eight rebounds and a steal across 29 minutes in Friday's 101-89 win over the Knicks.
It's been a tepid beginning of the season for Horford, who's only recorded double-digit rebounds once in seven games played. His scoring totals have also suffered, and it's partly due to his paltry 15.8 usage rate. Darius Bazley is much more involved in the frontcourt scheme with a usage rate of 20.4.
Horford posted two points (1-6 FG, 0-4 3Pt), five rebounds and one assist during Monday's loss to the Heat.
Horford had his worst game of the year so far, as the team got crushed by Miami in a game that was over by the third quarter. The 34-year-old hasn't been all that great so far in Oklahoma City, with averages of 9.0 points on 42.9 percent shooting, 7.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 triples across 26.2 minutes per game. Horford had at least managed to score in double figures in his three previous games.
Horford logged 17 points (7-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt), six rebounds and three assists over 24 minutes in Thursday's 113-80 loss to the Pelicans.
Horford returned to the starting five Thursday after resting in the Thunder's last game, and he was a bright spot in a quiet offense against New Orleans. He was one of two players to post a double-digit scoring total for Oklahoma City, and he tied for a team-leading six rebounds in the loss. The 34-year-old has been relatively productive over his first three games with the Thunder, but he was particularly efficient while shooting 77.8 percent from the floor Thursday.
Horford is starting Thursday's game against the Pelicans, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
Horford sat out the Thunder's last game on the second night of a back-to-back, but he'll return to the starting five Thursday along with teammate George Hill. The 34-year-old has gotten off to a bit of a slow start to begin the 2020-21 season, averaging just 7.0 points and 9.0 rebounds over 29.0 minutes per game through the first two contests. Isaiah Roby will retreat to the bench Thursday.
Horford will be rested for Tuesday's game against the Magic.
With the Thunder playing on the second night of a back-to-back, Horford will get the night off after playing 29 minutes Monday night against Utah. Horford finished that game with 11 points, five rebounds, four assists and one steal. Mike Muscala could draw the start at center in Horford's absence.
Wednesday's opener for Horford between the Thunder and Rockets has been postponed, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Due to health and safety protocols, the Rockets do not have the minimum eight players available for Wednesday's game. As a result, the game has been postponed, and it's unclear what sort of actions will be taken next.
Horford registered 17 points (6-9 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and eight rebounds across 20 minutes in Friday's 105-103 preseason loss against the Bulls.
Horford featured in two preseason games for the Thunder and averaged 16.0 points and 7.5 rebounds -- it seems entirely likely that he could post numbers within that range in the regular season, as he will likely work as the team's second-best scoring option behind Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Horford is expected to be the Thunder's starting center for Wednesday's season opener at Houston.
Horford recorded 15 points (6-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds, an assist and a block across only 15 minutes during Wednesday's 124-103 preseason loss against the Bulls.
Horford debuted for the Thunder in this game and was the team's top scorer with 15 points -- alongside third-year guard Frank Jackson. Though not the scoring force he once was, Horford should be one of the most productive players for the Thunder this season and is expected to have a larger role compared to the one he had with the Sixers in 2019-20.
Horford (undisclosed) will be available for Wednesday's preseason game against the Bulls, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
Horford will be making his debut for Oklahoma City on Wednesday and he'll most likely be the starting center. The 34-year-old is certainly past his prime, but he could have a relatively large role on this rebuilding Thunder squad.
Horford (undisclosed) won't travel for Saturday's preseason opener at San Antonio, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
Coach Mark Daigneault has been unable to confirm if the 34-year-old was practicing this week, so the assumption is that he's been exposed to COVID-19. Horford won't be able to join the team until he fully clears the league protocols.
Coach Mark Daigneault could not confirm if Horford practiced Thursday, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.
The assumption is that Horford has been exposed to COVID-19 and that he won't be able to practice until he definitely tests negative and has no symptoms. As a result, he's unlikely to play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Spurs.
Horford, along with a first and second-round pick, was traded to the Thunder from the Sixers for Danny Green on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Newly appointed general manager Daryl Morey didn't waste any time making a significant trade, opting to send Horford and his undesirable contract to the Thunder along with picks. With the Thunder, Horford joins a team in rebuilding mode, so his playing time may not be a priority. Last season, the 34-year-old's numbers took a decline, and he averaged 11.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.5 threes in 30.2 minutes.
Horford compiled 12 points (6-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-1 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists and a block in 36 minutes during Sunday's 110-106 series-ending loss to the Celtics.
Horford battled his way to a double-double, although it was far from spectacular. The 76ers were simply outplayed on both ends of the floor once again, and they'll need to do some soul-searching this offseason. For his part, Horford is far from the player he once was. With 11.9 points per game this season, he posted his lowest offensive output since his sophomore NBA campaign, way back in 2008-09, and his 45.0 field-goal percentage was a career worst. He also fell well short of the rebounding and shot-blocking paces of his prime years. That all adds up to a complementary, roster-filling player for fantasy purposes.
Horford is back in the starting five for Friday's Game 3 against the Celtics.
After experimenting with benching Horford in favor of Matisse Thybulle, coach Brett Brown will go back to starting Horford. The veteran has struggled against Boston in the first two games, averaging 5.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in 27.0 minutes.
Horford will shift to the bench for Wednesday's Game 2 against Boston, Tim Bontemps of ESPN reports.
After Game 1, coach Brett Brown hinted that he may start Matisse Thybulle over Horford, and that's exactly what the Sixers will do as they attempt to even the series. Horford had just six points in Game 1, though he did add seven rebounds and six assists. Defensively, Thybulle profiles as the Sixers' best option to guard Jayson Tatum.
Horford notched six points (3-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt), seven rebounds, six assists and one block in 32 minutes during Monday's 109-101 Game 1 loss against the Celtics.
Horford posted a well-rounded stat line against his former team, but he wasn't much of an offensive threat, tying for the fewest shots among Sixers starters. His role shouldn't change much ahead of Wednesday's Game 2.
Horford turned in nine points (3-6 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five assists, four rebounds and one block in 18 minutes during Wednesday's 125-121 loss to the Raptors.
Horford returned to the lineup after being rested during Tuesday's tilt against the Suns. Though he didn't see that many minutes just like the rest of the starters, Horford was again highly impactful as the starting power forward. He's unlikely to see a lot of playing time in Friday's season finale versus the Rockets, but Horford will almost certainly be very involved in Philadelphia's first-round series against his former team (Boston).
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