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25 Al Jefferson C
Height/Weight: 6-10/289 | Birthdate: 1/4/1985 | Birthplace: Monticello, MS | Team: Charlotte Bobcats | College: No College | NBA Experience: 9 | Owned/Started%: 100/93 | Average Draft Position: 19.38
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Al Jefferson questionable for Game 2


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) Bobcats center Al Jefferson is dealing with a strained plantar fascia, but coach Steve Clifford says that playing Jefferson this series won't cause any "long-term" problems.

"Nothing that could be permanent," Clifford said according to the Charlotte Observer

Jefferson left Sunday's game momentarily to have his foot looked at only to return and finish with 18 points and 10 rebounds on 9-of-17 shooting. He is considered questionable for Game 2 on Wednesday. 


Al Jefferson strains plantar fascia in Game 1


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2014) Bobcats center Al Jefferson suffered a strained left plantar fascia in Game 1 of the opening round of the playoffs Sunday against Miami. 

Jefferson made a quick trip to the locker room in the opening quarter of the game before returning in the second quarter and struggling the rest of the way. He was seen with walking boot after a 99-88 defeat to the Heat.

"I've got to suck it up. I'll be fine for the remainder of the playoffs," Jefferson told the Charlotte Observer after the game.

Game 2 is Wednesday in Miami.


Al Jefferson receives seven stitches to close cut above eye


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) Bobcats center Al Jefferson received seven stitches to close a cut above right eye on Monday, but still managed to notch a double-double in a 100-94 win over the Wizards.

Jefferson managed to play the remainder of the game after receiving stitches, and finished with 19 points on 8 of 19 from the floor, and 3 of 3 from the free throw line. He also contributed with 11 rebounds and two blocks while logging 40 minutes of game action. He is averaging 24.4 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists over his last five games.

Al Jefferson downs Nets with big double-double


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2014) Bobcats center Al Jefferson put together another monster line Wednesday, lifting the team to a 116-111 win over the Nets in overtime.

Jefferson scored 35 points in 41 minutes of action, while shooting 15 for 27 from the field. He added a 5-for-7 mark from the free-throw line, and snagged 15 rebounds for his fourth double-double in five games. He added one assist and turned the ball over just once in the win.

Jefferson has been everything the Bobcats hoped he would be when they signed him to a massive contract last offseason, serving as an offensive focal point en route to their return to relevance. He is averaging 21.6 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in 63 appearances.  


Al Jefferson doubles up in win over Denver


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) Bobcats center Al Jefferson continued to play at a high level on Monday, securing a double-double in a 105-98 win over Denver.

Jefferson scored 26 points on 12 of 23 shooting, and 2 of 6 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with 13 rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block while logging 39 minutes of game action.

Jefferson has doubled up 27 times this season. He is averaging 28.6 points and 10.8 rebounds over his last five games.


Al Jefferson's 38-19 line not enough vs. Heat


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) Bobcats center Al Jefferson was one of the few bright spots for his team on Monday against Miami, posting a 38-19 line in a 124-107 loss to the Heat in Miami.

Jefferson made 12 of his first 15 shots and scored 26 of his 38 points in the first half. He shot 18 for 24 from the field, and 2 of 4 from the charity stripe. Four of his 19 boards came from the offensive end of the glass. He also chipped in with one assist and one steal while logging 37 minutes of game action.

Jefferson has 26 double-doubles this season. He is averaging 24.4 points and 10.4 rebounds over his last five games.

Al Jefferson scores 33 points in double-double Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2014) Bobcats center Al Jefferson scored 33 points on 14 of 30 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds in his team's 90-87 win over the Pelicans Friday.

It was Jefferson's best scoring performance of the month as he took a February-high 30 shots in the win, his team's third straight. He also chipped two blocks and one assist over 34 minutes played. Jefferson has averaged 20.8 points and 10.5 rebounds over 47 games played.


Al Jefferson carries Bobcats to victory


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2014) Bobcats big man Al Jefferson came back from the All-Star break on a mission Tuesday against the Pistons, as he put up another 30-point game in a 108-96 win over the Pistons.

Jefferson scored his 32 on 15 of 28 shooting and did a tremendous job filling up the box score overall. He snared 12 rebounds and added seven assists to match a season, while turning the ball over just once.

Jefferson got off to a slow start this season, but has been a rock for the Bobcats over the last two months. He is averaging 23.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game in the month of February.


Al Jefferson scores 30 points in double-double Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2014) Bobcats center Al Jefferson scored 30 points on 12 of 22 shooting while hauling in 13 rebounds in his team's 91-75 win over the Warriors Tuesday.

It was the fourth time in his last five games that Jefferson tallied at least 30 points and 11 rebounds. He also chipped in three assists and two steals in 39 minutes Tuesday. Jefferson has averaged 19.9 points and 10.6 rebounds over 41 games played.


Al Jefferson matches career high in scoring


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/1/2014) Bobcats center Al Jefferson went off again on Friday, as he matched a career-high with 40 points on 18 of 32 shooting from the field, and 4 of 6 from the free throw line in a 110-100 victory over the Lakers in Los Angeles.

Jefferson notched his 21st double-double of the season, grabbing 18 boards, with only two of them coming from the offensive end of the glass. He also chipped in with four assists and three steals while logging 39 minutes of game action.

Jefferson has doubled up in three consecutive games. He became the first player in Bobcat history to have three consecutive games of 30-plus points. He has averaged 31.2 points, 12.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists over his last five games.

Al Jefferson drops 32 points in loss to Bulls


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/25/2014) Bobcats center Al Jefferson continued his dominant play on Saturday, as he recorded his third 30-point performance and his 19th double-double of the season in an 89-87 loss to the Bulls.

Jefferson scored 32 points on 15 of 26 shooting from the field, including 1 of 1 from downtown, and 1 of 2 from the free throw line. He knocked down a 34-foot heave near halfcourt as time expired in the fourth quarter for his fifth career 3-pointers, and his second this season.

Jefferson did all of his damage in 38 minutes of game action, also adding 13 rebounds, one assist and three blocks. He has averaged 25.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.4 blocks over his last five games played.

Al Jefferson says ankle no longer an issue


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2014) Bobcats center Al Jefferson told the Charlotte Observer on Wednesday that his ankle is feeling better. Jefferson has been bothered by his ankle all season, which was caused him to miss nine games earlier in November. He could still undergo offseason surgery to clean up the joint.

Jefferson has scored 20-plus points in each of his last seven games played. He has 22 or more points and 10 or more rebounds in his last four. He has averaged 25.3 points and 12.3 rebounds over his last seven games.

"When I'm healthy I'm going to do what I do best," Jefferson said. "My ankle is feeling a lot better and I'm in better shape out there."

Al Jefferson posts third-straight double-double Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2014) Bobcats center Al Jefferson turned in his third straight double-double Monday, scoring 22 points on 9 of 18 shooting and grabbing 19 rebounds in his team's 100-95 win over the Raptors.

Jefferson has scored at least 20 points in six straight games after doing so just eight times in 28 games to open up the season. He also chipped in a season-high seven assists as well as two blocks in 38 minutes of action in Monday's win. Jefferson has averaged 18.2 points and 10.4 rebounds over 34 games played.


Al Jefferson scores 30, grabs 16 boards vs. Magic


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) Bobcats center Al Jefferson did all of the heavy lifting as he secured his second 30-point game and his 15th double-double of the season Friday night against the Magic in Orlando.

Jefferson went 13 of 17 shooting from the field, and 4 of 4 from the charity stripe. He scored a team-high 30 points and grabbed 16 boards in a 111-101 victory. He also chipped in with two assists, one block and three steals while logging 36 minutes of game action.

Jefferson has scored at least 30 points twice over his last three games. He has averaged 23.4 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists over his last five games.

Al Jefferson likely to have offseason ankle surgery


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2014) Bobcats center Al Jefferson revealed Tuesday that his right ankle is bothering him enough that there's a good chance he has to undergo offseason surgery to clean up the joint, the Charlotte Observer reports.

"I don’t have the lift off my right ankle," he said. "I have to jump off my left ankle."

Jefferson scored a season-high 35 points on 14 of 20 shooting Tuesday while grabbing eight rebounds and tallying two assists, one steal and one block in 39 minutes. He has averaged 17.4 points and 9.9 rebounds in 30 games played.


Al Jefferson doubles up in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2014) Bobcats center Al Jefferson made his presence felt in the paint as he notched a double-double in his team's 103-97 defeat to the Bulls on Saturday night.

Jefferson scored 20 points on 10 of 22 shooting from the field while grabbing 11 boards. He did all of his damage in 39 minutes of game action, also adding one assist and one block. He has averaged 16.0 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists over his last five games played.

Al Jefferson scores season-high 27 points vs. Kings


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2014) Bobcats center Al Jefferson scored a season-high 27 points on 11 of 21 shooting in his team's 113-103 win over the Kings Saturday.

Jefferson just missed a double-double in the win, recording nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 39 minutes. He has averaged 17.4 points and 10.1 rebounds over 26 games played.


Al Jefferson grabs 23 boards in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2013) Bobcats center Al Jefferson turned in another monster performance in the paint as he notched a double-double with 24 points and 23 rebounds, with four of them coming from the offensive end in his team's 118-116 overtime defeat to Atlanta.

Jefferson went 10 of 18 shooting from the field and 4 of 6 from the free throw line. He also contributed with one assist and one steal while logging 42 minutes of game action.

Jefferson has doubled up 11 times this season. He is averaging 21.8 points and 13.6 rebounds over his last five games played.

Al Jefferson doubles up vs. former team Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2013) Playing his former team Saturday, Bobcats center Al Jefferson recorded his third straight double-double, scoring 19 points on 9 of 19 shooting and grabbing 11 rebounds in his team's 88-85 loss to the Jazz.

Jefferson has turned up the scoring over his last three games, totaling 67 points to bring his scoring average up to 16.2 points per game. He also tallied three blocks and one assist in Saturday's loss.


Al Jefferson stays dominant in the paint


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2013) Bobcats center Al Jefferson turned in another dominant performance as he notched a double-double in back-to-back games during 116-106 victory over the Pistons in Detroit.

Jefferson went 11 of 24 shooting from the field and 2 of 3 from the free throw line. He finished the game with 24 points and 14 rebounds, with four of them coming from the offensive end. He also chipped in with two assists, two steals and a block while logging 33 minutes of game action.

Jefferson has eight double-doubles on the year. He is averaging 18.6 points and 10.4 rebounds over his last five games played.

Al Jefferson almost puts up double-double in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2013) Bobcats center Al Jefferson enjoyed a solid shooting performance but fell one rebound shy of a double-double Friday night against the Pacers.

Jefferson went 9 of 18 shooting from the field and 3 of 4 from the free throw line. He finished the game with team-high 21 points and nine rebounds, with three coming from the offensive side. He also chipped in with two assists and two blocks while logging 28 minutes of game in a 99-94 defeat.

Jefferson has scored in double figures in 10 consecutive games. He is averaging 15.0 points and 10.6 rebounds over his last five games played.

Al Jefferson notches third consecutive double-double


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2013) Bobcats center Al Jefferson enjoyed another dominant performance in the paint as he became the first player in franchise history since 2011 to notch three straight double-doubles during Tuesday's loss to the Mavericks.

Jefferson went 6 of 10 shooting from the field and 7 of 10 from the free throw line. He finished the game with 19 points and 12 rebounds, with only two of them coming from the offensive end. He also chipped in with two assists and three blocks while logging 38 minutes of game action in an 89-82 defeat.

Jefferson has grabbed at least 12 boards in each of his last three games. He is averaging 17.6 points and 9.8 rebounds over his last five games played.

Al Jefferson posts second straight double-double Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) Bobcats center Al Jefferson recorded his second consecutive double-double in Sunday's 99-98 loss to the Heat, scoring 16 points on 7 of 14 shooting and grabbing 13 rebounds in 38 minutes.

Jefferson also tallied a season-high three steals in the loss, and the double-double was his third of the season. He has averaged 15.8 points and 8.4 rebounds in nine games.


Al Jefferson plays 25 minutes in return from injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2013) Bobcats center Al Jefferson was able to return from a three-game absence due to lingering ankle woes Friday, but was limited to just 25 minutes in a 98-91 loss.

Jefferson shot the ball well, scoring nine points on 3 of 6 shooting, and filled up the box score nicely as well. Jefferson added six rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals in the game, though also picked up four fouls and three turnovers in his 25 minutes.

Jefferson has played in just four games due to an ankle injury that has lingered since the preseason, so it is tough to assess his play since signing a big free-agency contract. He is averaging 13.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.

 


Al Jefferson ready to make his return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2013) Bobcats center Al Jefferson (ankle) will play Friday against the Suns, as he continues to work through a lingering injury. Jefferson has missed the last four games, and has only played in three games this season, as a result of an injury suffered in the preseason.

Bobcats coach Steve Clifford told the Charlotte Observer after shootaround there will be no hard minute cap for Jefferson, but he will keep a close eye on how Jefferson is handling his workload.