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


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Apr. 28 8:15 AM PT9:15 AM MT10:15 AM CT11:15 AM ET15:15 GMT23:15 8:15 AM MST10:15 AM EST19:15 UAE17:1511:15 ET10:15 AM CT14:15 - Jefferson is doubtful for Game 4 Monday night against the Miami Heat due to a lingering foot injury, according to Bobcats coach Steve Clifford.
Analysis: Jefferson, the team's leading scorer and rebounder, has been hobbled since straining the plantar fascia in his left foot in the first quarter of Game 1. He didn't participate in Monday's shoot around. Clifford said Bismack Biyombo is expected to start for Jefferson with Charlotte's season on the line.
Apr. 26 8:15 AM PT9:15 AM MT10:15 AM CT11:15 AM ET15:15 GMT23:15 8:15 AM MST10:15 AM EST19:15 UAE17:1511:15 ET10:15 AM CT14:15 - Jefferson says he'll play in Game 3 Saturday night against the Miami Heat.
Analysis: Jefferson participated in Saturday morning's shoot around and says his injured left foot feels ''about the same'' as it did before Game 2 Wednesday night. Bobcats coach Steve Clifford reiterated that team physicians say Jefferson can't injure the foot any worse if he continues to play. But he says if Jefferson experiences too much discomfort he'll take him out of the game.
Apr. 23 7:47 AM PT8:47 AM MT9:47 AM CT10:47 AM ET14:47 GMT22:47 7:47 AM MST9:47 AM EST18:47 UAE16:4710:47 ET9:47 AM CT13:47 - Jefferson says he plans to play in Game 2 on Wednesday night. He says he has been getting some treatment, but has largely been relying on rest in an effort to get ready.
Analysis: He was still in his walking boot when the Charlotte Bobcats arrived for their shootaround hours before facing the Miami Heat in Game 2 of an Eastern Conference first-round series. Bobcats coach Steve Clifford says the team was planning to have Jefferson participate in at least some of Wednesday morning's shootaround, but not in anything involving contact. Jefferson was diagnosed with a plantar fascia strain in his left foot Sunday, when the Bobcats lost Game 1.
Apr. 21 10:13 AM PT11:13 AM MT12:13 PM CT1:13 PM ET17:13 GMT1:13 10:13 AM MST12:13 PM EST21:13 UAE19:1313:13 ET12:13 PM CT16:13 - Bobcats coach Steve Clifford says Al Jefferson's left foot remains in a walking boot and the team's star center is "day-to-day" for Wednesday night's playoff game against the Miami Heat. Jefferson received treatment Monday and didn't participate in a light workout.
Analysis: Clifford says "he has a lot of soreness and he's in a walking boot to help with his recovery." Jefferson, Charlotte's leading scorer, strained the plantar fascia in his left foot in the first quarter of Sunday's 99-88 Game 1 loss to the Heat. He returned and finished the game with 18 points and 10 rebounds but played with a noticeable limp. Clifford says the medical staff informed him that Jefferson can't injure the foot anymore if he plays.
Apr. 15 11:00 PM PT12:00 AM MT1:00 AM CT2:00 AM ET6:00 GMT14:00 11:00 PM MST1:00 AM EST10:00 UAE08:002:00 ET1:00 AM CT5:00 - Jefferson had 27 points and 15 rebounds Monday in a win over Atlanta.
Analysis: He has eight straight double-doubles and is averaging 29.3 points in his last three.
Apr. 12 10:39 PM PT11:39 PM MT12:39 AM CT1:39 AM ET5:39 GMT13:39 10:39 PM MST12:39 AM EST9:39 UAE07:391:39 ET12:39 AM CT4:39 - Jefferson finished with 32 points and 10 rebounds while hitting 16 of 26 shots in a 106-103 loss at Boston on Friday.
Analysis: Jefferson has averaged 24.8 points and 13.3 rebounds over a season-best run of six straight double-doubles.
Apr. 9 8:51 PM PT9:51 PM MT10:51 PM CT11:51 PM ET3:51 GMT11:51 8:51 PM MST10:51 PM EST7:51 UAE (+1)05:5123:51 ET10:51 PM CT2:51 - Jefferson had 20 points and 18 rebounds Wednesday in an overtime win over Washington.
Analysis: Jefferson is averaging 24.3 points and 16.3 rebounds in his last three games.
Apr. 6 9:23 PM PT10:23 PM MT11:23 PM CT12:23 AM ET4:23 GMT12:23 9:23 PM MST11:23 PM EST8:23 UAE06:230:23 ET11:23 PM CT3:23 - Jefferson had 24 points and 15 rebounds Saturday in an overtime win over Cleveland.
Analysis: Jefferson has four straight double-doubles and is averaging 25.3 points and 12.5 rebounds in his last six.
Apr. 5 10:26 PM PT11:26 PM MT12:26 AM CT1:26 AM ET5:26 GMT13:26 10:26 PM MST12:26 AM EST9:26 UAE07:261:26 ET12:26 AM CT4:26 - Jefferson had 29 points and 16 rebounds in Friday's win over Orlando.
Analysis: He's averaging 25.6 points and 12.0 rebounds in his last five games.
Mar. 31 4:14 PM PT5:14 PM MT6:14 PM CT7:14 PM ET23:14 GMT7:14 4:14 PM MST6:14 PM EST3:14 UAE (+1)01:1419:14 ET6:14 PM CT22:14 - Jefferson had seven stitches above his right eye after taking an elbow to the head in the first quarter of Monday's game against Washington.
Analysis: When it was time for Jefferson to come out for a breather, he walked straight to the locker room to get stitches and returned in the middle of the second quarter without missing any of his regular playing time.
Mar. 23 9:43 PM PT10:43 PM MT11:43 PM CT12:43 AM ET4:43 GMT12:43 9:43 PM MST11:43 PM EST8:43 UAE05:430:43 ET10:43 PM CT3:43 - Jefferson was 13 of 22 with 28 points in Saturday's win over Portland.
Analysis: Jefferson continues to enjoy his best production since averaging 23.1 points for Minnesota in 2008-09.
Mar. 14 8:41 PM PT9:41 PM MT10:41 PM CT11:41 PM ET3:41 GMT11:41 8:41 PM MST10:41 PM EST7:41 UAE (+1)04:4123:41 ET9:41 PM CT2:41 - Jefferson made Charlotte Bobcats history by registering 25 points and 16 rebounds in a 105-93 win over Minnesota on Friday night.
Analysis: Jefferson had his 20th game with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds this season. He's scored 20 or more points in 25 of his last 29 games and has at least 25 in each of his last three.
Mar. 11 10:09 PM PT11:09 PM MT12:09 AM CT1:09 AM ET5:09 GMT13:09 10:09 PM MST12:09 AM EST9:09 UAE06:091:09 ET11:09 PM CT4:09 - Jefferson posted 26 points and 13 boards in Monday's 105-98 win over Denver.
Analysis: Jefferson is averaging a whopping 28.0 points while shooting 61.0 percent in six games this month.
Mar. 8 10:01 PM PT11:01 PM MT12:01 AM CT1:01 AM ET6:01 GMT14:01 11:01 PM MST1:01 AM EST10:01 UAE07:011:01 ET12:01 AM CT5:01 - Jefferson had another monster game with 28 points on 12-of-18 shooting in Friday's win over Charlotte.
Analysis: Jefferson is averaging 31.3 points on 67.5 percent shooting over his last four games.
Mar. 5 7:13 PM PT8:13 PM MT9:13 PM CT10:13 PM ET3:13 GMT11:13 8:13 PM MST10:13 PM EST7:13 UAE (+1)04:1322:13 ET9:13 PM CT2:13 - Jefferson scored 34 points and the Bobcats stunned NBA-leading Indiana 109-87 Wednesday night.
Analysis: Jefferson had 38 points and 19 boards in his previous game so he is heating up.
Feb. 28 7:38 PM PT8:38 PM MT9:38 PM CT10:38 PM ET3:38 GMT11:38 8:38 PM MST10:38 PM EST7:38 UAE (+1)04:3822:38 ET9:38 PM CT2:38 - Jefferson scored 20 points Friday in a loss to the Spurs.
Analysis: Jefferson only grabbed seven rebounds and this comes six days after his pathetic 2-for-13 shooting effort for a measly six points against the Grizzlies. Fantasy owners have to be shaking their heads about a player who looked like an automatic double-double not too long ago.
Feb. 21 7:54 PM PT8:54 PM MT9:54 PM CT10:54 PM ET3:54 GMT11:54 8:54 PM MST10:54 PM EST7:54 UAE (+1)04:5422:54 ET9:54 PM CT2:54 - Jefferson continued his fantasy surge in Friday's win over the Pelicans.
Analysis: Jefferson had 33 points and 10 rebounds and has scored 29 points or more in eight of his last 11 games and at least 20 points in 17 of the last 19. "My confidence is up, especially on the defensive end, and I'm just playing well," Jefferson said.
Feb. 19 7:43 PM PT8:43 PM MT9:43 PM CT10:43 PM ET3:43 GMT11:43 8:43 PM MST10:43 PM EST7:43 UAE (+1)04:4322:43 ET9:43 PM CT2:43 - Jefferson dominated the Pistons for the third time this season Wednesday night with 29 points.
Analysis: Jefferson is averaging 27.6 points in his last 10.
Feb. 18 8:18 PM PT9:18 PM MT10:18 PM CT11:18 PM ET4:18 GMT12:18 9:18 PM MST11:18 PM EST8:18 UAE05:1823:18 ET10:18 PM CT3:18 - Jefferson dominated Tuesday in a win over Detroit.
Analysis: Jefferson nearly notched the first triple-double of his career Tuesday with 32 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. He faces the Pistons again Wednesday so expect another demolition of Detroit.
Feb. 11 6:04 PM PT7:04 PM MT8:04 PM CT9:04 PM ET2:04 GMT10:04 7:04 PM MST9:04 PM EST6:04 UAE (+1)03:0421:04 ET8:04 PM CT0:04 - Jefferson had 30 points Tuesday in a win over Dallas.
Analysis: He's scored at least 30 in five of his last seven games and is averaging 29.0 points in that span.
Feb. 1 11:25 PM PT12:25 AM MT1:25 AM CT2:25 AM ET7:25 GMT15:25 12:25 AM MST2:25 AM EST11:25 UAE08:252:25 ET1:25 AM CT5:25 - Jefferson had 40 points and 18 rebounds Friday in a win over the Lakers.
Analysis: He's been playing his best basketball as a member of the Bobcats recently, averaging 35.7 points and 14.0 rebounds in three straight double-doubles.
Jan. 25 7:09 PM PT8:09 PM MT9:09 PM CT10:09 PM ET3:09 GMT11:09 8:09 PM MST10:09 PM EST7:09 UAE (+1)04:0922:09 ET9:09 PM CT1:09 - Al Jefferson continued his hot play for the Bobcats with 32 points and 13 rebounds on Saturday against Chicago. It was his ninth straight 20-point game.
Analysis: Jefferson also made his first 3-pointer of the season, a heave at the final buzzer that made the final score 89-87.
Jan. 20 8:51 PM PT9:51 PM MT10:51 PM CT11:51 PM ET4:51 GMT12:51 9:51 PM MST11:51 PM EST8:51 UAE05:5123:51 ET10:51 PM CT2:51 - Jefferson finished with 22 points, 19 rebounds and a season-high seven assists and the Bobcats defeated the Raptors for the seventh straight time in Charlotte.
Analysis: Jefferson had a double-double by the time the first quarter was over, and also had a pair of blocked shots in the 100-95 victory on Monday.
Jan. 18 9:17 PM PT10:17 PM MT11:17 PM CT12:17 AM ET5:17 GMT13:17 10:17 PM MST12:17 AM EST9:17 UAE06:170:17 ET11:17 PM CT3:17 - Al Jefferson had 30 points and 16 rebounds as the Bobcats topped the Magic 111-101.
Analysis: Jefferson, said he is still working his way back from an ankle injury during Charlotte's loss at home to Orlando last month, made 13 of 17 shots from the field.
Jan. 15 7:33 PM PT8:33 PM MT9:33 PM CT10:33 PM ET3:33 GMT11:33 8:33 PM MST10:33 PM EST7:33 UAE (+1)04:3322:33 ET9:33 PM CT1:33 - Jefferson scored 24 points Wednesday in a loss at Philadelphia.
Analysis: He's averaging 26.3 points in his last three games.
Jan. 14 8:28 PM PT9:28 PM MT10:28 PM CT11:28 PM ET4:28 GMT12:28 9:28 PM MST11:28 PM EST8:28 UAE05:2823:28 ET10:28 PM CT2:28 - Jefferson scored a season-high 35 points in leading the Bobcats past the Knicks 108-98 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: The big man did much of his work in the first half, scoring 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting as the Bobcats outscored the Knicks 22-14 in the paint.
Jan. 2 9:14 PM PT10:14 PM MT11:14 PM CT12:14 AM ET5:14 GMT13:14 10:14 PM MST12:14 AM EST9:14 UAE06:140:14 ET11:14 PM CT3:14 - Jefferson recorded his 13th double-double in a 112-85 loss to the Clippers on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Jefferson had 14 points and 12 boards, giving him double-doubles in all four games of the Bobcats' latest losing streak.
Dec. 24 9:20 PM PT10:20 PM MT11:20 PM CT12:20 AM ET5:20 GMT13:20 10:20 PM MST12:20 AM EST9:20 UAE06:200:20 ET11:20 PM CT3:20 - Jefferson finished with a season-high 26 points and nine rebounds in Monday's 111-110 overtime win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: Jefferson is averaging 23.3 points over the last four games, well above his season mark of 16.7.
Dec. 21 9:41 PM PT10:41 PM MT11:41 PM CT12:41 AM ET5:41 GMT13:41 10:41 PM MST12:41 AM EST9:41 UAE06:410:41 ET11:41 PM CT3:41 - Jefferson scored 15 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, and the Bobcats overtook the Detroit Pistons for a 116-106 victory Friday night.
Analysis: Jefferson also pulled down a season-high 14 rebounds for his second consecutive double-double. Jefferson has scored at least 21 in three of his last five games.
Dec. 14 9:33 PM PT10:33 PM MT11:33 PM CT12:33 AM ET5:33 GMT13:33 10:33 PM MST12:33 AM EST9:33 UAE06:330:33 ET11:33 PM CT3:33 - Jefferson barely missed out on what would have been his sixth double-double in seven games, posting 21 points and nine rebounds in Friday's loss at Indiana.
Analysis: Jefferson was 9 of 18 from the floor after having three rough games in which he was 15 of 47 for 35 points.
Dec. 2 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 turned in his second consecutive double-double and third of the season with 16 points and 13 rebounds in Sunday's loss to Miami.
Analysis: After dealing with an ankle injury earlier in the season, Jefferson appears to be establishing a nice rhythm, averaging 18.3 points and 11.3 rebounds on 53.2 percent field-goal shooting over his last three contests.
Nov. 30 9:41 PM PT10:41 PM MT11:41 PM CT12:41 AM ET5:41 GMT13:41 10:41 PM MST12:41 AM EST9:41 UAE06:410:41 ET11:41 PM CT3:41 - Jefferson had 23 points and 12 rebounds in Friday's 92-76 win over Milwaukee.
Analysis: Jefferson's double-double was just his second of the season. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.
Nov. 18 3:14 PM PT4:14 PM MT5:14 PM CT6:14 PM ET23:14 GMT7:14 4:14 PM MST6:14 PM EST3:14 UAE (+1)00:1418:14 ET5:14 PM CT21:14 - Jefferson will return to the starting lineup Friday night against the Phoenix Suns after missing the last four games with an ankle injury.
Analysis: Jefferson has been in and out of the Bobcats' lineup all season and hasn't played since Nov. 13.
Nov. 16 1:58 PM PT2:58 PM MT3:58 PM CT4:58 PM ET21:58 GMT5:58 2:58 PM MST4:58 PM EST1:58 UAE (+1)22:5816:58 ET3:58 PM CT19:58 - Bobcats coach Steve Clifford says Jefferson will miss his second straight game - and seventh this season - with a sore ankle Saturday night against the Miami Heat.
Analysis: It's unclear if Jefferson will be ready for Monday's showdown at Chicago.
Nov. 1 2:02 PM PT3:02 PM MT4:02 PM CT5:02 PM ET21:02 GMT5:02 2:02 PM MST4:02 PM EST1:02 UAE (+1)22:0217:02 ET3:02 PM CT19:02 - Jefferson has been out because of a lingering ankle injury.
Analysis: He's expected to return soon.
Oct. 12 4:45 PM PT5:45 PM MT6:45 PM CT7:45 PM ET23:45 GMT7:45 4:45 PM MST6:45 PM EST3:45 UAE (+1)01:4519:45 ET6:45 PM CT22:45 - Jefferson sprained his right ankle against the Miami Heat on Friday night and is now hoping to return in time for the Bobcats' regular-season opener.
Analysis: The Bobcats' key offseason acquisition was injured contesting Chris Bosh's shot in the third quarter of Charlotte's 86-75 loss to the Heat at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. He'll wear a walking boot for several days before the ankle is re-evaluated.
July 4 11:43 AM PT12:43 PM MT1:43 PM CT2:43 PM ET18:43 GMT2:43 11:43 AM MST1:43 PM EST22:43 UAE20:4314:43 ET1:43 PM CT17:43 - People familiar with the situation say the Charlotte Bobcats have agreed to a three-year, $40.5 million contract with Jefferson from the Utah Jazz.
Analysis: Jefferson will make $13.5 million in each season with a player option for the third year. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the deal isn't official. According to NBA rules, the contract cannot be signed until July.

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