Originally written on Roto Arcade  |  Last updated 1/12/12
Al Horford has been diagnosed with a torn left pectoral muscle and will miss at least the next three months of the season. This ends his fantasy season for all intents and purposes and is a huge blow for the Hawks and his fantasy owners. Zaza Pachulia becomes the starting center and a low-end option in standard leagues - given 30 minutes, he can average around 10/8 with unimpressive percentages and occasional steals and blocks. Josh Smith, Joe Johnson, and Jeff Teague will be asked to carry more of the load for the Hawks' offense, and Marvin Williams and Vladimir Radmanovic also get slight upgrades here. VladRad at 6-foot-10 can technically play center in a pinch or against very small lineups, but it's not a look that the Hawks will employ regularly - Jason Collins will see the vast majority of the backup minutes. • Kwame Brown has also suffered a torn pectoral muscle and will also miss at least three months. Andris Biedrins and Ekpe Udoh will get the minutes at center with Brown g...
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