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AL JEFFERSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Al Jefferson Not Rushing Into Thoughts Of Late-Career Return To Boston

BOSTON — First LeBron James, then Kevin Garnett. Could Al Jefferson be the next player to go home? The Charlotte Hornets big man wasn’t ready to contemplate such a possibility before taking on the Celtics, the team he began his NBA career with in 2004, on Friday. Jefferson will forever be linked to Garnett, whose trade to Boston was made possible by...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jefferson, Hornets look for another post-All-Star break tear

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Al Jefferson is confident he has another strong finish left in him that'll help propel the Charlotte Hornets back into the postseason. ''I have to,'' the 6-foot-10 center said Wednesday as the team returned to practice. Jefferson averaged 24.4 points and 11.6 rebounds after the All-Star break last season, helping Charlotte close the season 16-9 and earn the...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson Out Four Weeks Due To Groin Injury

According to ESPN, Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson is expected to miss at least four weeks due to a strain of a muscle in his left groin. The big man has averaged 18 points and 8.2 rebounds per game this year, arguably the Hornets best player depending on how you view Kemba Walker. Having Al Jefferson out four weeks or longer will hurt Charlotte’s chance at a playoff spot...
Via Basketball Bicker
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: West coast blues

The Charlotte Hornets have struggled against teams from the Western Conference in recent years and this season has been more of the same. Charlotte lost 17 of its 30 games against the West in 2013-2014, yet still made the playoffs in the East.  This season, the Hornets have a 1-6 record against teams from the West.  Fresh off a five game stretch against West teams (four being out...
Via isportsweb.com
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Initial thoughts about the 2014-2015 schedule

Mid-August is a pretty boring period on the NBA’s calendar.  There are no monster dunks, ankle-breaking crossovers, or last second buzzer beaters this time of year.  Even the four-letter-network-who-shall-not-be-named has some difficulty coming up with NBA news once the free agency period slows down.  But have no fear die-hard NBA nerds fans; the NBA released its schedule for...
Via isportsweb.com
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Hornets Rumors: Al Jefferson recruiting free agents to Charlotte

Last summer, the Charlotte Bobcats (now Hornets) shocked many with their free agent signing of center Al Jefferson to a three-year deal worth about $40 million.Now, Jefferson is reportedly set to hit the recruiting trail this summer. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Hornets coach Steve Clifford thinks Jefferson's presence makes them an appealing destination for...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jefferson played central role in Bobcats' playoff revival

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Al Jefferson sits at his locker, following a surprising season-finale overtime win over the Bulls, talking about the playoffs. And you can't help but wonder what he's doing. He's in boxer shorts and a dress shirt and already putting on high-top shoes. "What about your pants, Al?" a reporter asks. Big Al offers a wide, familiar smile and proceeds to explain his...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jefferson leads Bobcats past Pacers 109-87

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Al Jefferson scored 34 points in Charlotte's 109-87 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night that gave the Bobcats their fifth straight home win. Jefferson was 16 of 25 from the field and had eight rebounds for the Bobcats (28-33), who equaled their combined win total from the previous two seasons. Jefferson, whose 38-point, 19-rebound effort Monday night...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte Bobcats look to make moves at the trade deadline but are they the right ones?

With the NBA trade deadline approaching on February 20th teams by now have a pretty good idea of where they are and where they want to be. Many project this deadline to be a busy one. With many teams angling for a top selection in this summer’s draft and other teams operating under the mandate of “Postseason/Championship or Bust” it seems there will be many buyers and sellers...
Via isportsweb.com
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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