Al Jefferson RUMORS & NEWS

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    Charlotte Bobcats @bobcats

    Big #AlJefferson back on court for shootaround HC #SteveClifford says Jefferson a go tonight #PHXvsCHA @NBA pic.twitter.com/Hbhlj1dWgR

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    Charlotte Bobcats @bobcats

    Officially no #AlJefferson for tonight. Head Coach #SteveClifford hopes to have Big Al on Friday #BKNvsCHA @nba

  • Al Jefferson: ‘I feel like I’m letting my teammates down’

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson put up some shots in practice Tuesday after getting a shot to treat his right ankle Sunday. Hopefully both those things work toward getting him back into games, but that sounds doubtful for Wednesday night’s home game against the Brooklyn Nets. “I think..." November 20

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Clifford made it sound quite unlikely Jefferson would play against Nets, but strong chance he plays Friday versus Suns.

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Al Jefferson did not make the trip to Chicago. Asked about his return, Steve Clifford said hopefully Wednesday, more likely Friday.

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    Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

    Al Jefferson out for Bobcats tonight due to an ankle.

  • Al Jefferson leads Bobcats to 89-83 win over Celtics

    Charlotte Observer "Al Jefferson poured in a team-high 22 points to go with 11 rebounds and three steals to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a 89-83 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. Gerald Henderson finished with 13 points, nine rebounds and five assists and Jeff Taylor added 12 points off the bench for..." November 14

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Al Jefferson will start tonight for #bobcats vs. the Hawks.

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    #bobcats center Al Jefferson practiced today. Will be listed as questionable for Hawks game Monday.

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Bobcats associate head coach Patrick Ewing said Al Jefferson will not play tonight.

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Steve Clifford says Al Jefferson definitely will NOT play vs. Raptors.

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Bobcats listing Al Jefferson as out again tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans.

  • Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson might not play tonight

    Charlotte Observer "There’s a very real possibility the Charlotte Bobcats will play the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight without center Al Jefferson. Jefferson was limping and couldn’t participate in Friday-morning shootaround. Jefferson played against the Houston Rockets Wednesday after missing about three weeks with..." November 01

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    Charlotte Bobcats @bobcats

    Out tonight for the Cats is #AlJefferson (ankle)

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    I'm hearing unofficially that Al Jefferson will start tonight. Confirmation soon. #bobcats

  • Bobcats’ Al Jefferson questionable to play in Wednesday’s opener

    Charlotte Observer "While Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson is still optimistic he’ll play in Wednesday’s season opener in Houston, the team is listing him as questionable with a sprained right ankle. Jefferson was hurt early in the preseason when he stepped on the foot of Miami Heat center Chris Bosh and..." October 29

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Bobcats listing Al Jefferson as "questionable" for opener. He participated in most of practice.

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    @Jonathan_Feigen Bobcats listing Al Jefferson as "questionable" for Wednesday. He expects to play, but hasn't fully practiced.

  • Al Jefferson targets season opener for return from sprained ankle

    Pro Basketball Talk "It didn’t look good at all when All Jefferson had to be helped from the floor after suffering a sprained ankle during the Bobcats’ preseason game against the Heat on Friday. A day later the severity was confirmed with Jefferson in a walking boot and targeting a return to the floor for the..." October 13

  • Bobcats' Al Jefferson suffers sprained ankle against Heat

    CBSSports.com "Newly signed Bobcats center Al Jefferson had to be carried off the floor Friday night in a preseason game against the Heat with an apparent leg injury. The Bobcats later announced Jefferson suffered a sprained right ankle though initial reports from the game said it appeared to be a knee injury." October 12

  • Bobcats assistant Patrick Ewing has center Al Jefferson’s ear

    Charlotte Observer "Patrick Ewing cringes at the perception he’s “just” a big-man coach. No one enjoys being pigeon-holed but Ewing is an accomplished big-man coach. He tutored Yao Ming in Houston and Dwight Howard in Orlando. And he played 17 NBA seasons averaging 21 points 9.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. Ewing..." October 06

  • The backstory on Kemba Walker successfully recruiting Al Jefferson

    Charlotte Observer "When Charlotte Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins texted his point guard to tell him the team was signing center Al Jefferson Kemba Walker replied this way: “I almost shed a tear when I saw this.” A low-post scorer like Jefferson can make Walker’s job so much easier...." September 24

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    NBA Free Agency 2013: Official Signings Tracker

    PSD Staff Wednesday, July 10th is the first day that teams can officially sign players to the contracts that we have been reporting over the last two weeks. We are simply going to list them in here as they trickle in throughout the next couple of days. Nothing should be a surprise, just making things... July 11

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Al Jefferson is heading to Charlotte on three-year deal worth estimated$41 million with opt out after Year 2, sources tell ESPN

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Free agent Al Jefferson is expected to visit Charlotte on Wednesday to meet with Bobcats officials, league source tells Y! Sports.

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    Ken Berger @KBergCBS

    As free agency opens, the Charlotte Bobcats are pursuing Jazz forward Al Jefferson, a league source tells @CBSSports.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Been hearing this one more and more lately: Rising sense out there that Jazz might simply let big man Al Jefferson walk in free agency

  • Free agent Al Jefferson would make Nuggets all jazzed up

    Denver Post "This score just in: JaVale McGee 1, George Karl 0. It would be an over- simplification to suggest Karl was fired as Nuggets coach because of his refusal to develop McGee into a player worth anywhere near a $10 million salary. But it was no coincidence new general manager Tim Connelly declared..." June 23

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    greg dickerson @gdickerson_csn

    Celtics tried to make a deal for millsap and or big Al at the trade deadline. Couldn't make things work w jazz though

  • Favors tutoring Jefferson on defense

    Salt Lake Tribune "As it turns out, Derrick Favors is quite the help defender. When Al Jefferson is seeking input on improving his offensive game, the starting Jazz center turns to the lankier, more athletic Favors. "I learn defensive stuff from him and I’ve been in the league nine years," Jefferson said...." April 04

  • J.R. Smith, Jefferson named conference Players of Week

    NBA.com "The New York Knicks' J.R. Smith and the Utah Jazz's Al Jefferson on Monday were named Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, March 25 through Sunday, March 31. Smith led the Knicks to a 4-0 week which included two wins over the Boston Celtics..." April 01

  • Jefferson likely to return from injury after three games in ‘dark place’

    Salt Lake Tribune "Al Jefferson said he felt "useless" as a pesky sprained ankle kept him sidelined for the last three games. The Jazz’s leading scorer was reduced to a spectator for cruel back-to-back losses this week. One in overtime, the other after a layup did a bossa nova dance with the rim before popping..." March 07

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    Jody Genessy @

    Jazz center Al Jefferson (ankle) is doubtful for Wednesday's game in Cleveland. Mo Williams (thumb) still being listed as out but practiced.

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    Jody Genessy @

    Millsap and Favors will start. No Big Al.

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    Bill Oram @

    Al Jefferson in a walking boot. Guess that means he's out.

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    Utah Jazz @

    Additionally, Paul Millsap is a game-time decision (left ankle) and Big Al is doubtful (left ankle).

  • Al Jefferson shows compassion for tornado victims

    The Deseret News "When asked what he did over the All-Star break, Jazz forward Al Jefferson said, “I got a little rest — had a chance to sleep in and didn’t have to worry about getting up early.’’ But he did a lot more than that. Jefferson is from Prentiss, Miss., and while he was in his home state over the..." February 19

  • Even MORE trade rumors surrounding Jazz Jefferson and Millsap

    SLC Dunk "I'm not much for rumor mongering, especially since I've always felt like the Utah Jazz were determined not to make any trades this season. However, this is trade season, the trade deadline is in 8 days, and the rest of the crazy, crazy world seems to love this time of the year. Being a Jazz fan, I..." February 13

  • Report: Suns interested in Al Jefferson, Gordon Hayward

    CBSSports.com "The Suns seem to have realized that their plan coming into the season was a total disaster. When canning qualified head coach Alvin Gentry didn't suddenly, magically turn the season around, the trade rumors started. First they were linked to a potential deal involving Iman Shumpert headed to..." February 12

  • Jazz Stars Al Jefferson and Gordon Hayward Reportedly Drawing Interest from Suns

    Bleacher Report "The Phoenix Suns are apparently looking to make some noise on or before the Feb. 21 trading deadline, and they currently have their sights set on Al Jefferson and Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz. According to Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic, the organization has expressed interest in these..." February 11

  • The Spurs will never trade for Al Jefferson

    Pounding The Rock "Like many of you, I recently read a Chris Sheridan piece in which he asserted the Spurs are the front-runners to trade for Al Jefferson. I think Sheridan is a fine NBA scribe and I don't doubt he is well connected but this rumor makes so little sense to me, I can't help but feel it was pedaled by..." February 07

  • Al Jefferson could be headed to the Spurs

    SI.com "The Feb. 21 trade deadline is officially two weeks away and one player being floated around in NBA circles as being possibly on the move is Al Jefferson of the Utah Jazz. A number of teams could use the power forward to make a push in the playoffs, but the San Antonio Spurs are reportedly the..." February 07

  • Utah Jazz: Why Enes Kanter Makes Al Jefferson Expendable

    Bleacher Report "It may not be characteristic to call one of the best offensive centers in the NBA "expendable", but that's what Al Jefferson has become for the Utah Jazz. Second-year backup center, Enes Kanter, has shown flashes of brilliance throughout his young career, but it couldn't be any more evident..." February 07

  • Sheridan: Al Jefferson to Spurs?

    SheridanHoops.com "The NBA trade deadline journalism racket is a tricky minefield to navigate. The business is driven by rumors, many of which are founded in truth, others of which are utterly fictitious. Distinguishing between the two differentiates the good basketball Web sites from the bad sites. But..." February 06

  • Match up with Jazz gives Mavs up-close look at potential free agent target Al Jefferson

    Dallas Morning News "The Mavericks got an up-close look at one of the players that could expedite their revival — Utah's Al Jefferson. He'll be a free agent in July and is right Chris Paul and Dwight Howard in the free-agent pecking order. But he doesn't allow himself to think about it. "That's something else I..." January 08

  • Ex-Timberwolf Al Jefferson salutes Kevin Love's desire

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Former Timberwolves forward Al Jefferson, in his third season with the Utah Jazz, expressed admiration for Wolves forward Kevin Love, who has had trouble regaining his shooting touch after breaking two bones in his right hand in October. "You have to honor and pay respect to him for playing..." January 03

  • Al Jefferson is all grown up

    SB Nation "Al Jefferson is having a shooting contest with the rest of the Utah big men after the morning walkthrough, which is unusual because Jefferson isn't the kind of guy you think about when you think about big men and shooting. In a world of stretch fours and 7-footers who shoot like guards, Jefferson..." November 15

  • Al Jefferson leads Jazz past Phoenix Suns at home, 94-81

    The Deseret News "For six games this season, Al Jefferson has mostly been missing in action for the Utah Jazz. Big Al hasn't looked himself so far this year, averaging just 11.8 points per game, well under his career average of 16.2 and last year's 19.2 average. But Jefferson was back to his old self Saturday..." November 11

  • Mo Williams, Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap will be team's three-headed captain

    The Deseret News "For the first time since Deron Williams was traded to New Jersey 20 months ago, the Utah Jazz have a team captain. Three of them, in fact. Mo Williams, Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap. Coach Tyrone Corbin jokingly said he isn't sure whether a letter "C" will be sewed onto the Jazz jerseys..." October 30

  • Big Al Jefferson knows he's key to team's defense, failures or fortunes

    The Deseret News "Heading into the 2012-13 season, Al Jefferson holds a belief about the Utah Jazz's success possibilities in his heart and mind. The idea has weighed on him since the Utah Jazz were swept out of the first round by the San Antonio Spurs last spring. It also shaped his offseason..." October 22