Nov 29, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) celebrates a victory against the Dallas Mavericks in the fourth quarter at Philips Arena. The Hawks defeated the Mavericks 88-87. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Atlanta Hawks not trading Al Horford

Although he has battled injuries over the last few seasons, there will be several teams interested in Atlanta Hawks’ center Al Horford should he become available.

Although the Hawks reportedly made Horford available before the 2014 trade deadline, it doesn’t look like the Hawks will be trading him.

In fact, according to Yannis Koutroupis of Basketball Insiders, Horford likely won’t be available even if a team like the Houston Rockets come calling.

I doubt that Horford is available and I don’t like him alongside Dwight Howard at all. He just doesn’t have the perimeter game for that pairing to work. It’s clear that Dwight needs to be able to patrol the paint on his own offensively in order to be most effective. He just doesn’t deal well in crowds or with another low post scorer, even one as unselfish as Pau Gasol. Millsap is a better fit, but he would probably cost them Chandler Parsons and that’s not a deal I’m willing to make. If I’m dealing Parsons, it’s for a top tier player at his position, like a Kevin Love or Carmelo Anthony. He’s young and still improving. Not that Millsap has peaked, but I just don’t think he makes Houston that much better to justify doing the deal. If they can get him for Asik, where do I sign?

Horford was limited to just 29 games in the 2013-2014 season, averaging 18.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.5 blocks per game while shooting 56.7% from the field, 36.4% from beyond the arc and 68.2% from the charity stripe.

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