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Name  Al Jefferson
Born  1/4/1985
Height  6-10
Weight  289
College  None
Hot4/14/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Bobcats center Al Jefferson extended his streak of 20-point, 10-rebound games to seven with 27 points and 15 boards Monday at Atlanta.
Insight: Jefferson has been good for 25.4 points and 11.0 rebounds per game over his last 37 games.
4/13/2014 9:09:00 AM
Description: Bobcats center Al Jefferson muscled his way to 29 points and 12 rebounds Saturday against Philadelphia.
Insight: The wins give Charlotte its first .500 season since 2010. Jefferson has been the most dominant center in professional hoops since the All-Star break, leading all NBA big men with 25.0 ppg in 27 second half appearances.
4/4/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Charlotte center Al Jefferson poured in 29 points Friday in a win over the Magic.
Insight: He also had 16 rebounds. With the win, the Bobcats moved to 38-38 for the season. It's the first time Charlotte has been at .500 since November 23rd.
3/26/2014 10:02:00 PM
Description: Bobcats center Al Jefferson went berserk Wednesday in a win over Brooklyn.
Insight: Jefferson torched the Nets for 35 points on 15-of-27 shooting. He also had 15 rebounds, giving him four double-doubles in his last five games. The 29-year-old has completely resurrected his career in Charlotte and could be headed for his first All-NBA selection.
Hot3/14/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Charlotte center Al Jefferson had 25 points and 16 rebounds in 38 minutes Friday against the Timberwolves.
Insight: The Bobcats won again, giving them five wins in the last six games and bringing them within two games of .500. Jefferson has been a big part of the resurrection of the francise with his 21.4 ppg and 10.4 rpg. He has put up 26.1 ppg and 10.3 rpg in 13 games since the All-Star break.
Hot3/10/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Charlotte center Al Jefferson erupted for 26 points Monday in a win against Denver.
Insight: Nobody has been able to stop Jefferson since the All-Star break. In his last 11 games, he's posted averages of 26.2 ppg and 9.7 rpg. We'll see what he can do Wednesday against Washington.
Hot3/7/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Bobcats center Al Jefferson could not be contained Friday against Cleveland.
Insight: He finished with 28 points on 12-of-18 shooting. The rest of his line included seven rebounds, two assists and three blocks. He's averaging 31.3 ppg for the month of March.
Hot3/5/2014 9:30:00 PM
Description: The Pacers had no answer for Al Jefferson (34 points, eight rebounds) Wednesday in a 109-87 Bobcats victory.
Insight: Neither did the Heat Monday night in South Beach (38 points, 19 rebounds). Big Al is on a serious tear right now, averaging 29.3 ppg over his last four contests. Among centers, only DeMarcus Cousins is averaging more points this season (22.3 ppg for Cousins, 21.2 ppg for Jefferson).
Hot3/3/2014 9:59:00 PM
Description: Charlotte center Al Jefferson threw up 38 points and 19 rebounds Monday against the Heat.
Insight: You won't hear much about Jefferson because LeBron James had a career-high 61 points in Miami's 17-point win over the Bobcats, but Charlotte's center was masterful. Big Al has been an absolute stud over his last 23 games, averaging 26 ppg and 11.1 rpg in that span.
Hot2/21/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Charlotte center Al Jefferson exploded for 33 points and ten rebounds Friday in a win over New Orleans.
Insight: He also had two blocked shots. The 30 shots Jefferson attempted were his second-most of the season. Jefferson seems to be the Bobcats' only source of offense right now. He's an obvious must-start and should be for the duration of this season.
Hot2/18/2014 9:20:00 PM
Description: In his last 17 games, Bobcats PF/C Al Jefferson has scored 20+ points 15 times and 30+ points eight times while averaging 26.4 points, 11.4 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks per game in that span.
Insight: Jefferson made 15-of-28 from the field for 32 points with 12 rebounds, seven assists and one steal Tuesday at Detroit. His efforts have Charlotte in possession of the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference with a 24-30 record.
2/11/2014 9:20:00 PM
Description: Al Jefferson led the Bobcats with 30 points and eight boards Tuesday in a win over Dallas.
Insight: Jefferson did all of that in just 34 minutes. He also contributed two blocked shots and a pair of assists. Jefferson (20.3 ppg, 10.5 rpg) has been excellent all season, though he hasn't gotten much recognition for it because he plays in Charlotte.
Hot2/5/2014 11:20:00 AM
Description: Bobcats center Al Jefferson made 12-of-22 from the field and had 30 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 39 minutes Tuesday at Golden State.
Insight: Jefferson bounced back after scoring 10 points his last time out and has averaged 26.8 points, 12 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks in his last 13 games. His marriage with Charlotte has been a rousing success for fantasy owners.
Hot1/30/2014 6:01:00 PM
Description: Al Jefferson scored 30+ points for the second straight game Wednesday at Denver and has averaged 26.9 points, 11.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks over his last 10 games.
Insight: After some ankle issues in November, Jefferson has been everything fantasy owners expected in his first season in Charlotte, putting up 19.3 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 1.3 bpg.
Hot1/25/2014 9:31:00 PM
Description: Al Jefferson scored 32 of the Bobcats' 87 points Saturday in a loss to the Bulls.
Insight: Jefferson is zoned in right now and has scored at least 20 points in nine straight games while averaging 26 points per game in that stretch.
1/19/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Al Jefferson gave LeBron and the Heat all they could handle Saturday night in Charlotte.
Insight: The Bobcats center bullied his way to 22 points, 14 rebounds and three assists. The 43 minutes he logged were a season-high.
Hot1/17/2014 9:29:00 PM
Description: Bobcats center Al Jefferson rolled into Orlando and scored 30 points with 16 rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block against a team playing without Nikola Vucevic (concussion) Friday night.
Insight: Jefferson admitted this week that he'll need offseason surgery on his ankle, but the injury isn't showing on the court. He has averaged 27.3 points, 10.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks over his last four games.
Hot1/15/2014 9:30:00 PM
Description: After acknowledging that he'd need ankle surgery this offseason, Bobcats center Al Jefferson went out and put up 24 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 38 minutes against the 76ers.
Insight: Jefferson hasn't missed a game since November and he's clearly doing a good job of managing the pain in his ankle. He has averaged 26.3 points 9.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks the last three games.
1/15/2014 11:07:00 AM
Description: Though it won't stop him from playing this season, Bobcats center Al Jefferson acknowledged that he's likely to need offseason surgery on his right ankle. SOURCE: Charlotte Observer
Insight: Jefferson hasn't missed a game since November but he might be in more pain than he's letting on. Certainly this news is worth passing along but right now, fantasy owners shoudn't be overly concerned. We'd expect Jefferson to have another productive evening Wednesday against Philadelphia.
Hot1/14/2014 9:24:00 PM
Description: With Tyson Chandler still in recovery mode from a upper respiratory illness and limited to 16 minutes, the Knicks had no one to contain Bobcats center Al Jefferson Tuesday. Jefferson had 35 points, eight rebounds, one block and one steal to end New York's five-game winning streak.
Insight: Jefferson first season in Charlotte has been a success with averages of 17.4 points, 9.9 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 0.9 steals. There's room for improvement with his scoring, as both his field-goal and free-throw percentages are significantly lower than his career rates.

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