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Dec 17, 2014
Rotoworld
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.
Charlotte Observer 18 hours ago

Charlotte Hornets at Philadelphia 76ers 12.19.14: Friday’s preview

Matchup to Watch: Charlotte Hornets’ Al Jefferson vs. Philadelphia 76ers’ Nerlens Noel. Jefferson gets guarded by a rookie; he should be revving up for a big night.
Rotoworld Dec 17, 2014

Al Jefferson nets 18 in first, finishes w/ 28 - Al Jefferson (F/C) Charlotte Hornets

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.
News-Herald Dec 15, 2014
Cleveland Cavaliers notes: Kevin Love learned under Al Jefferson in Minnesota

Cleveland Cavaliers notes: Kevin Love learned under Al Jefferson in Minnesota

Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love has studied Al Jefferson's game from up close.They were teammates with the Minnesota Timberwolves for two seasons, 2008-09 and 2009-10."He was like a big brother to me," Love said. "He took me under his wing. He beat me up in the post a lot in practice.
Charlotte Observer Dec 11, 2014

Charlotte Hornets at Memphis Grizzlies 12.12.14

Friday’s Matchup to Watch: Al Jefferson vs. Marc Gasol. Jefferson got in a very good offensive rhythm in the fourth quarter against Boston’s Tyler Zeller Wednesday. Gasol is one of…
Celtics Today Dec 10, 2014
Celtics can't handle Al Jefferson, fall to Charlotte 96-87

Celtics can't handle Al Jefferson, fall to Charlotte 96-87

It was a one-possession game with 4:32 remaining remaining after Marcus Thornton knocked down a pullup jumper, to make it 87-85 Hornets. Thornton gave the Celtics a chance to win this game before things fell apart for Boston. Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson combined to score nine straight points for the Hornets to turn a two-point lead into an 11-point advantage. Jefferson was a monster against his former team. Jefferson scored a game-high 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting with 14 rebounds, as the Charlotte Hornets took the Celtics down 94-85.Jeff Green and Marcus Thornton tied for the team high in...
Sun Herald Dec 10, 2014

Jefferson leads Hornets to 96-87 win over Celtics

Al Jefferson finally quit thinking about what he wanted to do with the ball on the court, and just started doing it.

Hornets 96, Celtics 87: Big night for Big Al

For the longest time Al Jefferson couldn't beat his former team. He went winless against the Boston Celtics in the first 11 meetings after being traded away in July 2007 and was 1-13 entering Wednesday's tilt in Charlotte. Jefferson scored a game-high 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting with 14 rebounds over 36 minutes as the Charlotte Hornets bested the visiting Celtics 94-85 at Time Warner Cable Arena. Jefferson dominated around the basket, including in the fourth quarter when he scored 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting.
Rufus on Fire Dec 4, 2014

Are Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker untouchable?

Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker are reportedly not part of any trade discussions, but what scenario could make them available this season? And what about MKG? On Monday, Grantland's Zach Lowe wrote about the Hornets terrible start, and included this little snippet: 2. The Hornets have been aggressive making trade calls, according to sources across the league.The Hornets are searching for upgrades on the wing and at power forward, per those sources, and they are willing to talk turkey on basically anyone other than Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson. There is nothing startling about this news....
Rufus on Fire Dec 1, 2014

Charlotte Hornets reportedly willing to trade anybody besides Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson

The Hornets are off to a slow start? Reportedly the Hornets are going to try and solve this by trading players. To say the Charlotte Hornets are off to a slow start is an understatement. They're off to a horrible start, and are currently on a nine game losing streak. The important thing is the Hornets aren't panicking and Report: Hornets aggressively talking trade, willing to deal anyone besides Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson http://t.co/A71mDoo24J — Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) December 1, 2014 Oh. Looks like Zach Lowe said the same thing in an article he wrote about the Hornets...
Rufus on Fire Dec 1, 2014

Despite offseason acquisitions Hornets still can't buy a 3-pointer

The focus for the Charlotte Hornets this offseason was to improve outside shooting around center Al Jefferson. Despite the front office's effort, the Hornets still rank as one of the league's worst 3-point shooting teams. What's the problem and can the team fix it? In seemingly every interview at the end of last season, coach Steve Clifford and general manager Richard Cho talked about the need to add shooting to the roster. After making the playoffs last season with a team dedicated to feeding Al Jefferson the ball down low, it made sense to build on that formula by adding players able to...
Rufus on Fire Dec 1, 2014

What's going on with Al Jefferson's rebounding?

Al Jefferson is setting a career low in rebounding, which has always been known as one of his primary skills. What's going on? Al Jefferson has gained a lot of notoriety as a rebounder. He has been in the top eight in the NBA in rebounds per game three times in his career, including last season, when he was also fifth last year in defensive rebound percentage. His career mark in that stat ranks seventh among active players. He has averaged a double-double four times during his career so far, and before this season only once averaged fewer than ten rebounds per 36 minutes. That all has...

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