Al Horford Trumps Joe Johnson As Atlanta Hawks Most Valuable Player

February 10th, 2011 by Jae Pruitt Leave a reply »
The name that you automatically associate with the Atlanta Hawks basketball team is Joe Johnson. And who could blame you?

He has been an integral part of their success since the 2005 season and worth every penny the organization has provided him with. But, there is another name on the roster that you should not take lightly.

Even though he arrived to the team two years after Johnson, Al Horford has showed up and showed out. Horford may even begin to be considered the most valuable player on the Hawks team.

Don’t believe me?

The Atlanta Hawks began the season with six wins—the Detroit Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers—only one of which is a .500 team. Even though the caliber of the teams they defeated can be monopolized and meticulously degraded, they were wins and the Hawks looked like sure playoff contenders.

That was before Johnson suffered an injury to his right elbow and was inactive for nine games. Atlanta went 5-4 in those games with wingman Horford leading the charge with an average of 17.4 points, 3.6 assists and 10.2 ...

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