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25 Al Jefferson C
Height/Weight: 6-10/289 | Birthdate: 1/4/1985 | Birthplace: Monticello, MS | Team: Charlotte Hornets | College: No College | NBA Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 100/87 | Average Draft Position: 15.56
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Hornets' Mo Williams, Al Jefferson set to start Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(7:23 pm ET) Despite being listed as questionable for the game, Hornets center Al Jefferson (knee) and guard Mo Williams (knee) will play Saturday against the Hawks, the team announced.

Jefferson has been bothered by the knee for awhile, but has not missed anytime with the injury. Williams has also not missed any time due to the injury.


Hornets F Al Jefferson, G Mo Williams questionable for Saturday


(6:49 pm ET) Hornets forward Al Jefferson (right knee soreness) and guard Mo Williams (left knee soreness) are listed as questionable for Saturday’s game against the Pelicans, according to the team’s injury report. 

Both Jefferson and Williams have not missed any time but have been battling knee pain this week.


Hornets center Al Jefferson scores 31 points in loss Friday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Hornets center Al Jefferson scored 31 points on 14 of 24 shooting from the field in Charlotte's 110-107 double overtime loss to the Wizards Friday.

Jefferson also pulled down 10 rebounds, leading to his second consecutive double-double and third in his last five games. 


Clifford: Al Jefferson is not going to be 100 percent the rest of the way


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2015) Hornets coach Steve Clifford told reporters that center Al Jefferson will remain hobbled the rest of the way due to right knee soreness, while his team fights for a playoff spot, according to the Charlotte Observer.

"Al is not going to be 100 percent here the rest of the year. He is just not," Clifford said.

Jefferson was forced out of Monday's game against the Bulls in the second half due to knee soreness.

"I told him in the third quarter I don't want to have another thing like last season where you missed three weeks, so I'm not putting you back in," Clifford said of that game vs. the Bulls. "He argued a little bit because we were right there. But when I see him limping around, I go back to last time. We can't afford to lose him for three weeks."

After the game, he had some fluid drained from his sore knee that offered some relief and allowed him to play Wednesday against the Nets. He is averaging 17.0 points and 8.6 rebounds per game this season.

Jefferson is probable for Friday's clash against the Wizards, as his team sits 1/2 game behind the Celtics for the eighth and final playoff spot. Charlotte is a 3 1/2-point underdog, according to VegasInsider.com.


Hornets' Al Jefferson (knee) probable for Friday's Wizards game


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Hornets center Al Jefferson is probable for Friday's game against the Wizards, the team announced. 

Jefferson had his knee drained earlier this week after soreness forced him to leave Monday's game against the Bulls. He played Wednesday against the Nets, scoring 23 in a 91-88 loss. Jefferson is averaging 17.0 points and 8.6 rebounds per game this season. 


Al Jefferson's 21-point performance not enough in Hornets' loss


(3/25/2015) Center Al Jefferson left Monday's game with knee pain but returned Wednesday to score 23 points and post 10 rebounds in the Hornets' 91-88 loss to the Nets.

It's the fourth out of his last five games that Jefferson scored more than 17 points. Hornets coach Steve Clifford said after the game that Jefferson isn't close to 100 percent healthy and hasn't been in a while, the Associated Press reports.

''He's very competitive and you are never going to question his courage,'' Clifford said. ''But let's face it, he hasn't been healthy all year. Every time he gets close to 100 percent he has a setback. Right now he's not close to what he would like to be but he doesn't want to sit out. He battles but doesn't have his quickness and agility.''


Report: Hornets' Al Jefferson had his knee drained this week


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Hornets center Al Jefferson, who was forced out of Monday's game with soreness, had some fluid drained from his sore knee that offered some relief, per the Charlotte Observer. He's expected to play Wednesday night against the Nets, per the team's official website.

Jefferson is averaging 16.9 points and 8.6 rebounds per game this season.

Charlotte is 3-point home favorite against Brooklyn, per VegasInsider.com.


Hornets expect Al Jefferson (knee) to play Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Despite dealing with knee soreness, Hornets center Al Jefferson is expected to play in Wednesday's game against the Nets, the team announced.

Jefferson left Monday's game after experiencing soreness in his knee and he did not return. In 59 games, he is averaging 16.9 points and 8.6 rebounds.

The Hornets are 3 1/2-point favorites.


Hornets' Al Jefferson injures knee against Bulls, not considered serious


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Hornets forward Al Jefferson was unable to finish Monday's game against the Bulls due to a sore right knee, according to the Hornets announcing team. The team later confirmed the injury.

Jefferson was deemed questionable to return to the game. He finished the game with 3 points on 1-of-7 shooting. He played 20 minutes, though only six of those were logged in the second half. 

The Bulls won 98-86. 

The team does not believe the injury to be serious, according to the Charlotte Observer.


Hornets C Al Jefferson (knee) will play against Jazz


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) The Hornets will have center Al Jefferson available Monday night against the Jazz, the team announced

Jefferson is coming off of a knee sprain, which forced him to miss Friday's game against the Bulls. Jefferson is averaging 17.2 points and 8.8 rebounds in 54 games. 

Jefferson is expected to start. 


Hornets expect center Al Jefferson (knee) to play Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) Hornets center Al Jefferson was able to participate in shootaround and is expected to play in Monday's game at Utah, the team announced.

Jefferson is dealing with a knee sprain, which caused him to miss Friday's contest. In 54 games, Jefferson is averaging 17.2 points and 8.8 rebounds.

The Hornets are 4-point underdogs.


Hornets upgrade Al Jefferson (knee) to questionable for Monday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Hornets center Al Jefferson has been upgraded to questionable for Monday's game at Utah, the team announced.

Jefferson is dealing with a knee sprain, which caused him to miss Friday's contest. In 54 games, Jefferson is averaging 17.2 points and 8.8 rebounds.

Despite the injury, Jefferson was able to pratice Sunday, reports The Charlotte Observer


Hornets' Al Jefferson, Cody Zeller out for Friday's game vs. Bulls


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) Hornets center Al Jefferson and forward Cody Zeller will miss Friday's game against the Bulls, according to the Associated Press.

Both players were expected to miss the game after Jefferson picked up a right knee sprain in Wednesday's game and could miss a few days. Zeller is dealing with a shoulder injury, which forced him to miss Wednesday's game, and is hoping to return by Monday.

The Hornets are 1 1/2-point favorites Friday.


Hornets' Al Jefferson has right knee sprain


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/13/2015) Hornets center Al Jefferson will not play Friday against the Bulls after further evaluation to his injury revealed that it is a right knee sprain, according to the team and Charlotte Observer

Originally listed as a calf injury, the diagnosis revealed the injury to be behind his right knee. 

Jefferson is averaging 18.7 points and 9.3 rebounds in 54 games for the Hornets. 


MRI reveals no structural damage to Al Jefferson's calf


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2015) After injuring his calf during Wednesday's contest, Hornets center Al Jefferson had an MRI on his calf Thursday, which revealed no structural damage, reports The Charlotte Observer.

"MRI came back great. So the quicker we can get the pain out, the quicker I'll be back. This isn't a long-term thing," Jefferson said.

Jefferson suffered a strained right calf late in the third quarter and he will be further evaluated by team trainers. He has already been ruled out of Friday's game against the Bulls, the team announced. Center Bismack Biyombo will likely start in place of Jefferson.


Hornets' Al Jefferson feels 'pop' in calf Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Hornets center Al Jefferson was forced to leave Wednesday's game against the Kings with a sore right calf, the team announced.

Hornets coach Steve Clifford said that Jefferson felt something "pop" in the calf when he came out of the game, the Charlotte Observer reports. The center finished Wednesday's game with nine points on 4 of 9 shooting and six rebounds.


Al Jefferson scores 24 points to lead the Hornets to victory Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) Hornets center Al Jefferson scored a team-high 24 points on 10 of 14 shooting to help lead the Hornets to a 108-101 victory over the Pistons on Sunday.

Jefferson added eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in 30 minutes.


Al Jefferson's double-double leads Hornets


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Al Jefferson posted his third double-double in four games to lead the Hornets to their fourth straight win, 103-94 over the Raptors, Friday. Jefferson also matched his season high with five assists. 

Jefferson shot 11-of-21 from the field for 23 points. He grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked two shots. 

The Hornets next play at the Pistons on Sunday. 


Hornets' Henderson, Jefferson score 19 each in win over Nets


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Hornets center Al Jefferson and guard Gerald Henderson scored 19 points apiece in Wednesday's 115-91 win over the Nets. 

Jefferson shot 8-of-16 from the field, posted six rebounds and recorded three steals in 25 minutes. Henderson shot 7-of-11, made a three-pointer, brought down two rebounds and notched three assists. 

For both Jefferson and Henderson, this is the fifth game in a row they've posted double figures in scoring. 

Forward Marvin Williams scored 18 points for the Hornets in the win. 


Hornets center Al Jefferson doubles up Lakers in win Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Hornets center Al Jefferson scored 21 points on 9 of 19 shooting from the field in Charlotte's 104-103 win over the Lakers Tuesday.

Jefferson also did well on the boards, grabbing a game-high 16 rebounds, leading to his second straight double-double and 18th of the season. It was his most rebounds in a game in his last four. He added three steals and one block to his totals.


Hornets' Al Jefferson grabs season-high 17 rebounds in losing effort


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) Hornets center Al Jefferson scored just eight points on a poor 4 of 16 shooting from the field in Charlotte's 92-81 loss to the Mavericks Sunday. However, Jefferson was able to contribute elsewhere, grabbing a season-high 17 rebounds on the night.

It was his fourth straight game with double digit rebounds and Jefferson has done so in six of his last seven games. He added three assists and three steals to his totals.


Hornets C Al Jefferson doubles up vs. Pistons


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2015) Hornets center Al Jefferson scored 13 points on 6 of 14 shooting while hauling in 10 rebounds in his team's 106-78 loss to the Pistons Tuesday.

''When we get our full team back and get some of these guys back from injuries, we'll be feeling good,'' Jefferson said after the game, per the Associated Press. ''But the guys who are here right here, right now got to do a good job and keep us in the mix until we get our full team back.''

Jefferson also racked up four blocks in the game, his highest total since blocking seven shots on Jan. 24, while kicking in two assists in 29 minutes. The Hornets take a three-game losing streak into the All-Star break.


Hornets' Al Jefferson goes for 30 points on Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/8/2015) Hornets center Al Jefferson picked up 30 points on Sunday against the Pacers.

Jefferson shot 13-22 from the field. He sunk four of his five free throws, finishing with a team-high 30 points. Jefferson was also active on the boards, picking up 13 rebounds. Twelve of those rebounds came on the defensive end of the court. It was Jefferson's 14th double-double of the season. 


Hornets' Al Jefferson scores 18 points in loss Saturday to 76ers


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2015) Hornets center Al Jefferson scored 18 points on 9 of 17 shooting from the field in Charlotte's 89-81 loss to the Sixers Saturday.

Jefferson also grabbed nine rebounds and blocked two shots on the night. In his last five games, Jefferson is averaging 15 points and 10.8 rebounds. He and the Hornets will look to bounce back Sunday against the Pacers.


Al Jefferson scores six straight to lead Hornets past Wizards


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2015) Hornets F Al Jefferson struggled for most of the night, but he came up big when it counted in the 94-87 win over the Wizards. 

Jefferson scored six straight points in a one-minute, 51-second span late in the fourth quarter, erasing a three-point deficit and putting the Hornets in front to stay. 

Jefferson finished the night with eight points on 3-of-12 shooting, adding 10 rebounds. Prior to his fourth-quarter outburst, he was just 1-for-7, with two points. 

The Hornets wiped out an 11-point second-half deficit to win their third straight. The team plays next at the 76ers on Saturday.