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Al Jefferson | Center/Forward | #25

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 289
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (15) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Pacers "have been aggressive in offering it's salary space to extract a first-round pick for absorbing a bad contract."
Basically, the Pacers are open for business if another team wants to dump a salary on them. Al Jefferson would likely be on the move if that happens, but there's really no fantasy implications here since Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis are locked in as the No. 1 and No. 2 centers. Feb 8 - 9:28 AM

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Al Jefferson had nine points, seven rebounds and one turnover on Sunday, making 4-of-10 field goals in 18 minutes of action.

Jefferson has stepped into a bigger role without Myles Turner (elbow), but he's still not a viable fantasy option.
Jan 21 - 9:56 PM

Al Jefferson was good for eight points with four rebounds and a blocked shot over 15 minutes off the bench Friday against Cleveland.

Jefferson was sharp in his second game back, hitting 4-of-7 from the field. He is seeing expanded minutes and a renewed role with Myles Turner (elbow) on the shelf. As soon as Turner is healthy enough to play, potentially as soon as Sunday in Phoenix, Jefferson's role is expected to shrink again. As such, don't count on him outside of the very deepest of fantasy leagues at this point.
Jan 12 - 10:47 PM

Al Jefferson gave the Pacers a big lift on Wednesday with 19 points (7-of-10 FGs, 5-of-5 FTs), six rebounds, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes off the bench.

The veteran took full advantage of expanded minutes, but this was entirely situational -- Myles Turner in early foul trouble, Domantas Sabonis (calf) was out, and Indiana couldn't go small with Andre Drummond and Boban Marjanovic roaming the paint. Sabonis is day-to-day and there's no reason to think Big Al will repeat this performance any time soon.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 09:52:00 PM

Al Jefferson played 16 minutes off the bench against the Blazers on Friday, scoring eight points with two rebounds, one assist and one block.

Even though he's in shape, the Pacers still really can't get away with playing him consistent minutes. With Myles Turner (neck, concussion) out for Saturday, Jefferson will have to get some run against the Heat. He's not much of a fantasy asset, of course.
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 09:57:00 PM

Al Jefferson (personal) missed Sunday's scrimmage.

It's unclear why Jefferson is away from the team, but he should be back for Wednesday's regular-season opener. That being said, Jefferson will be confined to limited minutes behind Myles Turner this season, so he can't be considered a viable target in most leagues.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 02:42:00 PM

Al Jefferson started at center on Monday vs. the Pistons and scored 12 points in 26 minutes.

Myles Turner took the night off along with five other Pacers, so Jefferson led Indiana in field goal attempts (6-of-14) with six rebounds, three assists and two steals. He said he lost about 40 pounds over the summer and is hoping to reinvent himself for the modern NBA. He's still stuck behind Turner which means he's looking at minutes in the teens this season, so he's strictly a deep-league asset with limited upside -- he blocked 0.2 shots per game last season.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 09:42:00 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 02:19:00 PM

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.
Mon, Apr 17, 2017 09:52:00 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.
Mon, Apr 17, 2017 05:37:00 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.
Mon, Apr 17, 2017 09:49:00 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.
Fri, Apr 14, 2017 03:52:00 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.
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 07:20:00 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.
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 12:49:00 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.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 12:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Darren Collison
2Cory Joseph
3Joseph Young
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Lance Stephenson
SF1Bojan Bogdanovic
2Glenn Robinson III
3Ben Moore
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Domantas Sabonis
3T.J. Leaf
4Alex Poythress
C1Myles Turner
2Al Jefferson