Al Jefferson dropped over 20 pounds this summer due to changing his diet.
Hornets head coach Steve Clifford said that Al Jefferson has been on a "month-to-month" plan to lose weight.
According to Hornets general manager Rich Cho, Al Jefferson (knee) has been fully cleared for basketball activity.
Al Jefferson has officially picked up his third-year contract option which pays $13.5 million for the 2015-16 season.
Al Jefferson will formally notify the Hornets that he will remain with them for the 2015-16 season.
Al Jefferson said that he intends to remain with the Hornets next season.
Al Jefferson said it's unlikely that he'll exercise the opt out clause in his contract to become a free agent in July.
Al Jefferson (knee) and Michael Kidd-Gilcrhist (ankle) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Raptors.
Al Jefferson (knee) will not play against the Rockets on Monday night.
Al Jefferson (knee) will remain sidelined for Sunday's game vs. the Pistons.
Al Jefferson (knee) is listed as out for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.
Al Jefferson (knee) intends to play again this season, but he will not suit up vs. the Heat on Tuesday or against the Raptors on Wednesday.
Al Jefferson (knee) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) will not play Tuesday vs. the Heat, as expected.
Hornets head coach Steve Clifford said Al Jefferson (knee) likely won't play until Friday at the earliest.