The Atlanta Hawks learned on Thursday that they will be without center/forward Al Horford for the next three to four months (possibly longer) due to a torn pectoral muscle suffered during the Wednesday night game versus the Indiana Pacers.
The Hawks now must move on and look to make a push for the postseason without their best player, who also happens to be the “glue” guy for the team. For the time being, the Hawks will turn to rookie Ivan Johnson, and veterans Zaza Pachulia and Jason Collins to hold down the fort.
Acquiring a replacement via trade could be one solution as the free agent market for big men does not really suit the Hawks at this time.
Listed in the following slides are the names of two players who are in the final year of their respective contracts, and one free agent that has size but is still a developing big man.
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