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Al Jefferson
PPG RPG APG
17.3 8.2 1.8
Team: CharlotteHeight: 6-10 Born: 1/4/1985
Position: F-CWeight: 289 Birthplace: Monticello, Mississippi
College: NoneDraft: 1st Round 15th pick by Celtics (2004)


Latest News
Jan. 29 10:04 PM PT11:04 PM MT12:04 AM CT1:04 AM ET6:04 GMT14:04 11:04 PM MST1:04 AM EST10:04 UAE07:041:04 ET12:04 AM CT4:04 - Jefferson had 17 points and a season-high 16 rebounds in Wednesday's loss at San Antonio.
Analysis: It's been an up-and-down ride in Jefferson's five games since returning from a nine-game absence due to a strained left groin, but Wednesday's performance was an encouraging sign moving forward.
Jan. 23 7:55 PM PT8:55 PM MT9:55 PM CT10:55 PM ET3:55 GMT11:55 8:55 PM MST10:55 PM EST7:55 UAE (+1)04:5522:55 ET9:55 PM CT1:55 - Jefferson proved to be a rare bright spot in Friday's 129-90 loss at Cleveland.
Analysis: Jefferson finished with 22 points on 10-of-16 shooting and 11 rebounds. While Jefferson has come off the bench in all three games since returning from a groin injury, he figures to rejoin the starting lineup sooner than later.
Jan. 21 3:00 PM PT4:00 PM MT5:00 PM CT6:00 PM ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 PM MST6:00 PM EST3:00 UAE (+1)00:0018:00 ET5:00 PM CT21:00 - Coach Steve Clifford says Jefferson will play Wednesday in his second game back from a groin injury, but will come off the bench again.
Analysis: Bismack Biyombo will start for the Hornets.
Jan. 20 10:11 PM PT11:11 PM MT12:11 AM CT1:11 AM ET6:11 GMT14:11 11:11 PM MST1:11 AM EST10:11 UAE07:111:11 ET12:11 AM CT4:11 - Jefferson returned from a groin injury, scoring eight points and pulling down five rebounds as the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-80 on Monday. It's the first time since Dec. 4, 2006 - a span of 544 games - that Jefferson didn't start in a game in which he played.
Analysis: Jefferson played 25 minutes after missing nine games and you can ease him back into your fantasy lineup now.
Dec. 30 1:46 PM PT2:46 PM MT3:46 PM CT4:46 PM ET21:46 GMT5:46 2:46 PM MST4:46 PM EST1:46 UAE (+1)22:4616:46 ET3:46 PM CT19:46 - Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford said center Al Jefferson has been cleared by doctors and will play against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Clifford made the surprising announcement prior to Monday's game.
Analysis: Jefferson has missed the past nine games with a groin injury and was expected to be out at least another week. Clifford said Jefferson would play in a reserve role for now behind Bismack Biyombo and see about 14-16 minutes of action. Biyombo will continue to start until Jefferson rounds back into shape. Jefferson is averaging 18 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.
Dec. 18 10:11 PM PT11:11 PM MT12:11 AM CT1:11 AM ET6:11 GMT14:11 11:11 PM MST1:11 AM EST10:11 UAE07:111:11 ET12:11 AM CT4:11 - Jefferson tallied his eighth double-double of the season Wednesday.
Analysis: Jefferson had 28 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to Phoenix. The performance is encouraging for Jefferson following multiple poor showings.
Dec. 14 9:28 PM PT10:28 PM MT11:28 PM CT12:28 AM ET5:28 GMT13:28 10:28 PM MST12:28 AM EST9:28 UAE06:280:28 ET11:28 PM CT3:28 - Jefferson managed just eight points and five rebounds Saturday against Brooklyn.
Analysis: It stands as one of Jefferson's worst performances this season. Usually reliable, Jefferson is averaging 19.0 points this season.
Dec. 11 10:25 PM PT11:25 PM MT12:25 AM CT1:25 AM ET6:25 GMT14:25 11:25 PM MST1:25 AM EST10:25 UAE07:251:25 ET12:25 AM CT4:25 - Jefferson tallied 23 points and 14 rebounds in Wednesday's win over Boston.
Analysis: Jefferson's scoring has been down this season, but his performance Wednesday bodes well for a turnaround. His 14 boards tied a season-high.
Nov. 27 10:08 PM PT11:08 PM MT12:08 AM CT1:08 AM ET6:08 GMT14:08 11:08 PM MST1:08 AM EST10:08 UAE07:081:08 ET12:08 AM CT4:08 - Jefferson had 21 points and 14 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to Portland for his third double-double in four games.
Analysis: Jefferson was 3 of 3 from the free-throw line and has shown a better touch lately from the charity stripe, shooting 78.9 percent over his last five games after shooting 59.6 percent previously.
Nov. 25 10:07 PM PT11:07 PM MT12:07 AM CT1:07 AM ET6:07 GMT14:07 11:07 PM MST1:07 AM EST10:07 UAE07:071:07 ET12:07 AM CT4:07 - Jefferson was held to 16 points though he was 7 of 14 from the field in Monday's loss to the Clippers.
Analysis: Jefferson has shot 50.0 percent or better in five of his last six games, bringing his season field-goal percentage to 49.5
Nov. 24 9:27 PM PT10:27 PM MT11:27 PM CT12:27 AM ET5:27 GMT13:27 10:27 PM MST12:27 AM EST9:27 UAE06:270:27 ET11:27 PM CT3:27 - Jefferson had 22 points and 12 rebounds in Sunday's loss to Miami for his second straight double-double.
Analysis: Jefferson has been particularly beastly over his last three games with 24.7 points on 54.2 percent shooting - though they've all been Hornets losses.
Nov. 20 9:00 PM PT10:00 PM MT11:00 PM CT12:00 AM ET5:00 GMT13:00 10:00 PM MST12:00 AM EST9:00 UAE06:000:00 ET11:00 PM CT3:00 - Jefferson scored 28 points in Wednesday's loss at Indiana.
Analysis: Jefferson bounced back in a big way after scoring six on 3-of-12 shooting two nights earlier. He's averaging 20.7 points on the season.
Nov. 16 9:06 PM PT10:06 PM MT11:06 PM CT12:06 AM ET5:06 GMT13:06 10:06 PM MST12:06 AM EST9:06 UAE06:060:06 ET11:06 PM CT3:06 - Jefferson scored 19 points and seized six boards Saturday.
Analysis: Jefferson has gone five straight games without pulling down 10 boards. He needs to hit the weight room to get his owners some valuable rebounds.
Nov. 9 8:36 PM PT9:36 PM MT10:36 PM CT11:36 PM ET4:36 GMT12:36 9:36 PM MST11:36 PM EST8:36 UAE05:3623:36 ET10:36 PM CT2:36 - Jefferson scored 23 points and added eight boards Sunday.
Analysis: Jefferson has two double-doubles in seven attempts and needs to hit the boards harder for fantasy owners.
Nov. 6 9:27 PM PT10:27 PM MT11:27 PM CT12:27 AM ET5:27 GMT13:27 10:27 PM MST12:27 AM EST9:27 UAE06:270:27 ET11:27 PM CT3:27 - Jefferson had 28 points and 10 rebounds in Wednesday's win over Miami for his second double-double.
Analysis: Jefferson was 13 of 25 from the field though owners would like to see him cash in at the line more after he went 2 of 5. He's shooting a career-worst 58.3 percent from the free-throw line so far.
Nov. 2 7:47 PM PT8:47 PM MT9:47 PM CT10:47 PM ET3:47 GMT11:47 8:47 PM MST10:47 PM EST7:47 UAE (+1)04:4722:47 ET9:47 PM CT1:47 - Jefferson scored 21 points but was just 3 of 8 from the free-throw line in Sunday's road loss to the Knicks.
Analysis: Jefferson was at least 9 of 17 from the field after going 14 for 29 in his first two games.

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