Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 10/14/14
Despite two All Star appearances on his résumé and the fact that seemingly everyone already knew that he was the best player on the Atlanta Hawks, Al Horford is finally asserting himself as the alpha dog for the Hawks. This month he is averaging 18 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists and has increased his season averages to 17 points and 10 rebounds, which is among the best in the NBA among all big men this season. With Joe Johnson gone and Josh Smith soon to follow, Horford must be realizing that this team is about to become his and he has responded by taking over the offense, while still dominating on defense. He so incredibly talented. The only knock against him has been his relative low demeanor and his reluctance to assert himself, but this looks to be changing, which is excellent news for Hawks fans. Like previously stated, Josh Smith is gone after this season and this team will now be built around Horford. After being injured most of last year, it has taken him some time to get...
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