Big Al had an awful game against Boston, to be sure. His offensive stats are a big falloff from last year, which was arguably his best shooting season with Boston. This year he is tossing up 4.4 threes per game compared with 3.1 last year. He is playing 31 minutes per game, up two from last year. Horford is such an easy-going guy, you don’t see much frustration. But he is not getting the pick and pop jumpers as often in Philly.The “he’s over 30” thing looks so bad when they signed a clearly-on-the-downside Al Horford to slightly less money at age 33.
At least, that’s how I can imagine Embiid seeing it. I understand the reasoning for Harris+Horford, even if I didn't love it for them.
Still, he does a lot of good things for Philly. When times get tough in the playoffs, Horford should be a positive force for Philly. He’s a pro.