Several Atlanta Hawks have been named in the many trade rumors this week. If the Hawks were interested in breaking up a core that the Cleveland Cavaliers swept out of last year’s Eastern Conference finals, dealing impending free agent Al Horford would certainly kickstart a rebuild.
Horford is still in Atlanta for the time being, and the longtime Hawk put on a show Friday night against the Indiana Pacers. The Florida product totaled 21 points, seven rebounds and six assists on the night, playing an integral role in the Hawks 102–96 victory.
With just under a minute left in the third quarter, Horford caught a pass from Dennis Shroeder at the left elbow, head-faked Lavoy Allen out of his shoes and put Pacers forward Solomon Hill on a poster with an emphatic jam.
Atlanta is currently tied for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 29–22 record.