Horford considering DR bid


Al Horford said he’s still considering an invitation to play for the Dominican Republic national team this summer.

The 6-foot-9 Horford was born in Puerto Plata, a resort town on the north shore of the island.

“I’ve considered it,” Horford said. “When I’ve made my mind up I’ll get together with the people and talk about the situation, when it’s convenient for me to go there and play.”

Horford said he’s talked with Dominican countryman Charlie Villanueva, a forward with the Milwaukee Bucks who intends to play for the national team.

“Charlie and I have become friends,” Horford said. “He’s been recruiting me pretty hard.”