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Al Jefferson | Center/Forward

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 289
College: None
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Al Jefferson (groin) will play against the Nuggets on Monday.
He was on the injury report with a strained left groin. Jefferson has battled a lot of injuries in his career, but most of them have been foot/ankle related. He should have a big game against a weak Nuggets frontcourt. Dec 22 - 6:13 PM

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Al Jefferson (groin) is listed as probable for Monday against the Nuggets.

Big Al tweaked his groin in Saturday's win over the Jazz, but he finished with a double-double, and the fact that he's being called probable with so much time before tipoff is a great sign that it's nothing serious.
Dec 22 - 11:24 AM

Al Jefferson tweaked his groin in Saturday's win over the Jazz, finishing with 19 points, 10 boards and one assist in 27 minutes.

He suffered the injury in the fourth quarter and did not return, but Big Al said after the game that he could have played if the team needed him. The injury doesn't appear to be serious, so we will leave him off of the injury report for now. However, owners will still want to check back before Monday's game against Denver to make sure that he is good to go.
Dec 20 - 9:45 PM

Al Jefferson scored 18 of his 28 points in the first quarter against the Suns on Wednesday, adding 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 36 minutes.

He scored more points in the first quarter than any of his previous three games, so this outburst was a surprise. The Suns have been soft on the inside, so kudos to Jefferson for capitalizing. He gets another tasty matchup against the 76ers on Friday, so his fantasy owners should have high hopes.
Dec 18 - 12:18 AM

Al Jefferson scored 14 points with eight rebounds but did not have any steals or blocks on Monday against the Cavs.

Jefferson hit 7-of-13 shots and it wasn't his worst night, but beat writer Rick Bonnell did comment after the game that the big man hasn't played up to expectations this season. A top 60-75 value on the season in 9- and 8-cat leagues, respectively, especially if Lance Stephenson heads out there is a small buy low window.
Dec 16 - 12:09 AM

Al Jefferson had a terrible game in a loss to Brooklyn on Saturday, scoring eight points on 4-of-10 shooting to with five rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 23 minutes.

After putting together three decent games in a row in which he scored 16 or more points, Jefferson came crashing down in a big way and this one has to got to be tough for his owners. The Hornets were out of this game in a hurry and it is frustrating to see him play just 23 minutes. However, Jefferson should once again bounce back and owners will have no choice but to be patient.
Dec 13 - 10:50 PM

Al Jefferson dominated against the Celtics during a 96-87 win on Wednesday with 23 points, 14 boards, three assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes.

That's back-to-back games with double-doubles for Jefferson and he's coming around. He did have some shooting issue coming into this game, making just 39.5 percent from the field in his previous three games. He is unlikely to have this kind of success against the Grizzlies on Friday.
Dec 10 - 11:30 PM

Al Jefferson scored 16 points on 8-of-21 shooting with 13 rebounds and two blocks in the Hornets' 103-102 win over the Knicks on Friday.

Jefferson has had a rough start to the year as just a top 65-85 value (9/8 cat) entering tonight. Kemba Walker hit just 4-of-15 shots for 11 points but had the game-winner with time expiring, and also chipped in with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in the win.
Dec 5 - 10:51 PM

Al Jefferson only managed to score 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting in Saturday's loss to the Hawks, adding just three boards in 21 minutes.

This was a tough blow for owners, as Big Al never even had a chance to produce considering this game was practically over in the second quarter. He will be better on Wednesday against the Bulls and is a good buy-low candidate at this point in the season.
Nov 29 - 10:49 PM

Al Jefferson had 21 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and two blocks vs. Portland on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to prevent Charlotte's seventh straight loss.

Big Al also logged 35 minutes without any turnovers and he's doing everything he can to get his team a victory, but the Hornets have proven inept at both ends of the court -- they rank 25th in offensive efficiency and 23rd in defensive efficiency. Jefferson's fantasy value has taken a hit this year, due mainly to a dip in rebounds (the Lance Stephenson effect) and his struggles at the FT line (63.5 percent).
Nov 26 - 9:33 PM

Al Jefferson had 22 points, a season-high 12 rebounds, two steals and zero turnovers in 34 minutes vs. Miami on Sunday, but he missed a last-second tip-in that could have won the game.

Big Al's rebounding is way down this season, thanks largely to Lance Stephenson's impact, but he's now cracked double-digits in two straight contests. Tonight's performance should be viewed in context however, as the Heat rank 28th in the NBA in rebound differential and they're routinely torched by opposing centers.
Nov 23 - 8:47 PM

Al Jefferson scored 24 points on 11-of-20 shooting with 11 rebounds and no steals or blocks in the Hornets' 105-100 loss to the Magic on Friday.

Jefferson has ceded some rebounds to Lance Stephenson this year and hit just 63 percent of his free throws, and altogether he has returned to just top 70-80 value in 13 games this season.
Nov 21 - 10:45 PM

Al Jefferson scored a game-high 28 points in a 88-86 loss to the Pacers on Wednesday to go with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.

He was coming off a six-point dud on Monday with only a combined 11 boards over his last two games. Jefferson and the Hornets have lost three games in a row and are now just 4-8 on the season. His fantasy owners shouldn't be as concerned as Hornets fans.
Nov 19 - 11:35 PM

Al Jefferson made just 3-of-12 from the field for six points against the Mavericks on Monday with five rebounds and five assists in 25 minutes.

He couldn't deal with Tyson Chandler, who has shut down a number of centers this season. Jefferson has seen his rebounding numbers take a hit with just 5.8 per game over his last five to go with averages of 16.8 points, 2.0 assists and 0.2 blocks. He is a bit of a buy-low guy.
Nov 17 - 10:26 PM

Al Jefferson scored 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting while adding six boards and one assist in 24 minutes in a blowout loss to the Warriors on Saturday.

While he was efficient, Jefferson checked out of this one early as the Hornets were steamrolled early in this one. Big Al has been solid so far this season and owners can continue to deploy as usual, with the added bonus that he may see big minutes down the stretch as the Hornets pursue another playoff berth.
Nov 16 - 1:20 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
3Jannero Pargo
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Gary Neal
3P.J. Hairston
SF1Gerald Henderson
2Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
3Jeff Taylor
PF1Cody Zeller
2Marvin Williams
3Noah Vonleh
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell