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Al Jefferson
12.0 6.4 1.5
Team: IndianaHeight: 6-10 Born: 1/4/1985
Position: F-CWeight: 289 Birthplace: Monticello, Mississippi
College: NoneDraft: 1st Round 15th pick by Celtics (2004)

Latest News
July 1 9:09 AM PT10:09 AM MT11:09 AM CT12:09 PM ET16:09 GMT0:09 9:09 AM MST11:09 AM EST20:09 UAE18:0912:09 ET11:09 AM CT15:09 - The Indiana Pacers have agreed to terms with Jefferson on a three-year contract worth $30 million.
Analysis: The 31-year-old Jefferson is an old-school post player who missed significant time for the Charlotte Hornets last season with a knee injury. He averaged 12.0 points and 6.4 rebounds in 47 games for the Hornets.
Apr. 30 9:25 PM PT10:25 PM MT11:25 PM CT12:25 AM ET4:25 GMT12:25 9:25 PM MST11:25 PM EST8:25 UAE06:250:25 ET11:25 PM CT3:25 - Jefferson contributed 18 points and nine rebounds in Friday's 97-90 loss to Miami in Game 6.
Analysis: Jefferson is averaging 14.8 points and 6.8 rebounds in the six games.
Apr. 23 12:24 PM PT1:24 PM MT2:24 PM CT3:24 PM ET19:24 GMT3:24 12:24 PM MST2:24 PM EST23:24 UAE21:2415:24 ET2:24 PM CT18:24 - Hornets coach Steve Clifford says veteran Al Jefferson and rookie Frank Kaminsky will start Game 3 against the Miami Heat on Saturday night to give his lineup more height.
Analysis: Kaminsky will step into Williams' spot at the four spot, while Jefferson will replace Cozy Zeller at center, giving the Hornets more experience on the floor.
Apr. 21 10:18 PM PT11:18 PM MT12:18 AM CT1:18 AM ET5:18 GMT13:18 10:18 PM MST12:18 AM EST9:18 UAE07:181:18 ET12:18 AM CT4:18 - Jefferson poured in 25 points in 27 minutes in Wednesday's Game 2 loss to Miami in the East quarterfinals.
Analysis: Jefferson added seven rebounds while finishing 12 of 17 from the field. The Hornets haven't been able to stop the Heat in the first two games, so they'll need more big games from Big Al to make this a series.
Apr. 7 10:13 PM PT11:13 PM MT12:13 AM CT1:13 AM ET5:13 GMT13:13 10:13 PM MST12:13 AM EST9:13 UAE07:131:13 ET12:13 AM CT4:13 - Jefferson delivered 21 points and eight rebounds in 29 minutes off the bench Wednesday at New York.
Analysis: It's his highest scoring output since Nov. 20. Jefferson has been slowed by several injuries this season but appears to be rounding back into form in time for the playoffs.
Apr. 3 7:01 PM PT8:01 PM MT9:01 PM CT10:01 PM ET2:01 GMT10:01 7:01 PM MST9:01 PM EST6:01 UAE (+1)04:0122:01 ET9:01 PM CT1:01 - Jefferson will play in Tuesday's game at Toronto.
Analysis: The Charlotte big man missed just one game with a thigh bruise.
Mar. 18 9:40 PM PT10:40 PM MT11:40 PM CT12:40 AM ET4:40 GMT12:40 9:40 PM MST11:40 PM EST8:40 UAE05:400:40 ET10:40 PM CT3:40 - Jefferson had 21 points on 10-of-16 shooting and 10 rebounds in a victory in Miami on Thursday night.
Analysis: Jefferson, averaging 12.0 points in 34 games, had a combined 14 on 4-of-15 shooting in his previous two games.
Dec. 30 3:53 PM PT4:53 PM MT5:53 PM CT6:53 PM ET23:53 GMT7:53 4:53 PM MST6:53 PM EST3:53 UAE (+1)00:5318:53 ET5:53 PM CT21:53 - Jefferson will miss at least six weeks following arthroscopic surgery to fix a tear in the lateral meniscus of his right knee.
Analysis: Jefferson had just returned to the Hornets' lineup after missing 11 games - six for a strained groin muscle, and five more on suspension for violating the league's drug policy.
Dec. 9 12:40 PM PT1:40 PM MT2:40 PM CT3:40 PM ET20:40 GMT4:40 1:40 PM MST3:40 PM EST0:40 UAE (+1)21:4015:40 ET2:40 PM CT18:40 - Jefferson has returned from his five-game suspension for violating the NBA's Anti-Drug program.
Analysis: The veteran center is coming off the bench Saturday against Memphis in his first game since Nov. 29. Jefferson had been sidelined by a strained left calf prior to being hit with the suspension.
Nov. 29 11:08 AM PT12:08 PM MT1:08 PM CT2:08 PM ET19:08 GMT3:08 12:08 PM MST2:08 PM EST23:08 UAE20:0814:08 ET1:08 PM CT17:08 - Jefferson returned Saturday and scored two points.
Analysis: Jefferson was out with a strained left calf.
Nov. 21 9:51 PM PT10:51 PM MT11:51 PM CT12:51 AM ET5:51 GMT13:51 10:51 PM MST12:51 AM EST9:51 UAE06:510:51 ET11:51 PM CT3:51 - Jefferson made 11 of 19 shots on his way to 26 points against Philadelphia on Friday.
Analysis: He also grabbed 10 rebounds for his third double-double. Jefferson has averaged 20.8 points while making 56.3 percent of his shots in his last four games.
Nov. 16 10:41 PM PT11:41 PM MT12:41 AM CT1:41 AM ET6:41 GMT14:41 11:41 PM MST1:41 AM EST10:41 UAE07:411:41 ET12:41 AM CT4:41 - Jefferson poured in 29 points on Sunday.
Analysis: He made 13 of 17 shots to regroup from three subpar games in which he totaled 19 points.
Nov. 6 10:12 PM PT11:12 PM MT12:12 AM CT1:12 AM ET6:12 GMT14:12 11:12 PM MST1:12 AM EST10:12 UAE07:121:12 ET12:12 AM CT4:12 - Jefferson was excellent at Dallas on Thursday, scoring 31 on 15-of-18 shooting with nine rebounds.
Analysis: Jefferson had scored 14 or fewer in three straight games before breaking out Thursday. He's shooting 56.3 percent on the season.
Nov. 2 10:57 PM PT11:57 PM MT12:57 AM CT1:57 AM ET6:57 GMT14:57 11:57 PM MST1:57 AM EST10:57 UAE07:571:57 ET12:57 AM CT4:57 - Jefferson finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds in Sunday's loss to Atlanta.
Analysis: The 30-year-old's best days are probably behind him due to bad knees, but he's now logged double-doubles in two straight games.

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