Yea, it is that bad. He is 130th out of 149 players in the NBA right now. Can't think of another word for it.
Agreed that is not the only (or most important) stat to show just how bad his play has been, but it is another telling one.
Zambonir implies that it is at least some part the teams fault, and I agree with that to a point also, but the fact is that with both All Stars out this should have been the time that he and Tobias Harris step up and earn their check. Instead last night it was Robinson III that was actually making plays (Harris had a solid game also) and as usual Al Horford was quiet, with 8 pts on 8 shots and minimal effort to try and do anything.
Last year I was critical at times of Jimmy Butler as he seemed to take long stretch of games off, but at the end of games he did make plays. Horford does nothing in these circumstances (last night wasnt a good example as there really was no 'end of game'). Every time I see Horford come onto the floor it seems like the other team is going to go on a run, I just havent seen many former All Star players simply mailing it in like he has this year.
The problem with the concept of trading Horford is that this last offseason was this teams chance to add a new, max player to add to the existing players to get this team to the next level. Instead we added a guy who frankly should have been released at the trade deadline if it wasnt for his contract as Ennis was a better player this year, and now we have lost that chance to add talent and will probably have to throw in quite a bit of "capital" to get someone to take Horford off our hands. That is a big difference and honestly it may be the one move that will stop this franchise from moving forward as it is going to hamper us not just this year, but the lost opportunity is crushing to the future.