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Al Jefferson | Center/Forward | #25

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 289
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (15) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Al Jefferson has lost 40 pounds this summer.
He is looking for a fresh start and you could see the weight loss (picture in link below). Jefferson switched to a vegetarian diet at age 32 and perhaps he's looking to build off his career-low 14.1 minutes per game last season. He's not a fantasy option, though. Sep 20 - 2:19 PM

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Al Jefferson (ankle) was a DNP-CD on Monday vs. the Cavaliers.

He was "available" to play tonight, but he's not in the rotation right now and hasn't played since March 26. The Pacers seem to be happy with Kevin Seraphin as the primary backup behind Myles Turner, so Big Al may not have a role in this series.
Apr 17 - 9:52 PM

Al Jefferson (ankle) will be available to play in Game 2 on Monday.

Jefferson has been out of commission since March 26, so while he'll be available tonight, there are no guarantees he'll actually step on the court. If he does get out there, it'll likely be in a very limited capacity, and there's not a fantasy format out there where Big Al can be considered a viable target.
Apr 17 - 5:37 PM

Al Jefferson (ankle) is not on the injury report for Game 2 vs. the Cavaliers.

He hasn't played since March 26, but Pacers coach Nate McMillan did hint that he could give the big man a look in Game 2 vs. the Cavaliers. If Big Al enters the rotation, his minutes will more than likely be capped in the teens like they've been all season.
Apr 17 - 9:49 AM

Al Jefferson (ankle) practiced on Friday and is questionable to play in Game 1 on Saturday.

He's likely going to be a game-time call for this game. However, Kevin Seraphin has played his best ball of the season, so maybe Jefferson wouldn't get minutes against the 3-point shooting Cavs anyway.
Apr 14 - 3:52 PM

Al Jefferson (sprained left ankle) will not play in Wednesday's finale vs. Atlanta.

Jefferson might not be in the rotation even if he's healthy by the time the playoffs start.
Apr 12 - 7:20 PM

Al Jefferson (ankle) is doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the Hawks.

He hasn't played since March 26, and it's unclear if he'll be ready for the playoffs. Kevin Seraphin will continue to serve as Myles Turner's primary backup in Big Al's absence, but he's too inconsistent to trust in most settings.
Apr 12 - 12:49 PM

Al Jefferson (ankle) will not play on Monday vs. the 76ers.

He will dress and is technically "available," but the Pacers will rest him because he tweaked his ankle at Sunday's practice. Big Al has fallen out of the rotation anyways, so this doesn't have fantasy implications.
Apr 10 - 12:06 PM

Al Jefferson was a DNP-CD on Thursday against the Bucks.

Kevin Seraphin was key in this game, so the Pacers didn't need to use Jefferson. Expect Jefferson to be a DNP-CD again.
Apr 6 - 9:40 PM

Al Jefferson (ankle) is available to play on Thursday against the Bucks.

The Pacers have pushed up Myles Turner's minutes to 40.6 minutes per game over the last three, so Turner may be back down to 32-35 in this game -- there was an overtime 47-minute game mixed in there. Besides that, Lavoy Allen may lose a couple minutes, as well.
Apr 6 - 4:54 PM

Al Jefferson (ankle) is questionable for Thursday against the Bucks.

This comes as a surprise based on Jefferson being ruled out for two weeks on Mar. 28. The Pacers have gone with a smaller lineup more often these days, so that may continue if Jefferson can't get out there.
Apr 5 - 2:56 PM

Al Jefferson (sprained left ankle) will miss at least the next 2 weeks of action for Indiana.

If Jefferson is able to meet the 2-week timetable, there's a chance he could get back to the court for Indiana's final regular season game, but there are no guarantees that will happen. Jefferson was only averaging 11 minutes a game through the month of March, so his absence won't have any real impact in fantasy hoops. Kevin Seraphin and Rakeem Christmas may play more, but that doesn't mean much.
Mar 28 - 5:06 PM

Al Jefferson (left ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's matchup with Minnesota.

Nate McMillan said that at the very least he's expecting Jefferson to spend a couple days on the sidelines, and considering Jefferson was recently spotted on crutches and in a walking boot, we'd considered him doubtful for Wednesday's game in Memphis as well. Lavoy Allen and Kevin Seraphin will likely pick up most of Jefferson's minutes, but that really doesn't mean much at all in fantasy hoops.
Mar 27 - 4:31 PM

Al Jefferson (ankle) is expected to miss at least a few days according to coach Nate McMillan.

This means it's safe to rule him out for Tuesday's game vs. the Wolves. X-rays came back negative after he sprained his left ankle on Sunday, but Big Al woke up on Monday morning with a lot of swelling. He's also still on crutches and in a walking boot. In his absence, Lavoy Allen, Kevin Seraphin and Rakeem Christmas are all candidates for more minutes, but there are no fantasy pickups here.
Mar 27 - 12:44 PM

X-rays were negative on Al Jefferson's sprained left ankle, and he was in good spirits after Sunday's game.

"Everything seemed normal so it's just an ankle sprain," Jefferson said. He was in a great deal of pain after the injury and left the court in a wheelchair, however, and the veteran center could easily miss extended time here. If he does get some DNPs, that would open up a few extra minutes for Lavoy Allen, Kevin Seraphin and Rakeem Christmas.
Mar 26 - 9:23 PM

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