It was announced that the Atlanta Hawks' own Al Horford was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, November 19 through Sunday, November 25.  The 6'10" two-time NBA All-Star forward-center averaged 16.5 points per game, 9.8 rebounds per game, and 4.5 assists per game over that span.  He has career-averages of 12.9 points per game and 9.5 rebounds per game ever since the Hawks drafted him out of Florida in 2007.  He is averaging 15.9 points per game and 9.2 rebounds per game this season.  The week included a near triple-double game and two double-double games for Horford.  This was his first career Player of the Week honor.  Tim Duncan was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.  Jeff Teague was nominated for the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.  I really think Horford deserved this award.  When Joe Johnson was shipped to Brooklyn, Horford became one of only five returning players and the only All-Star out of those five.  Despite the fact that General Manager Danny Ferry brought in Louis Williams and Devin Harris, along with a handful of sharpshooters, to replace Johnson's scoring, because Horford is a captain and a returning All-Star, it was really his responsibility to be aggresive offensively.  He has responded well so far.  I will overlook his struggles at the free-throw line early for now, and say that he deserves another All-Star roster spot if the game was today.  Congratulations Horford!
Al Horford on the fastbreak