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AL JEFFERSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Al Jefferson's Celtics reunion will have to wait a year

The Charlotte Hornets announced Monday that Al Jefferson exercised his player option to stay in Charlotte for the 2015-16 season. Next season will be the third and final season of the deal Jefferson signed with the Hornets in the summer of 2013.Big Al told the Charlotte Observer in April that he didn't plan on opting out:"I’ve got unfinished business here. That’s not even an...
Via Celtics Life
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson exercises contract option, staying with Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Hornets have announced center Al Jefferson has exercised the third-year option on his contract and will remain with the team next season. The 11-year NBA veteran will make $13.5 million in the final year of his deal. The 6-foot-10, 289-pound Jefferson said after the regular season he planned to remain with the Hornets because there was ''unfinished business...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson Won't Opt For Free Agency

Al Jefferson will not opt out of his contract this offseason to become a free agent. Jefferson signed with the Charlotte Hornets in the summer of 2013. Jefferson said in April after the Hornets missed the postseason that he was unlikely to opt out, citing "unfinished business" in Charlotte. After being limited to 65 games this past season, Jefferson told local reporters he wants...
Via RealGM
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson: Hornets’ C will opt into contract for 2015-16

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY SportsAl Jefferson is without question one of the more underrated players in the NBA, and the Charlotte Hornets were hoping that he would opt into his deal for the 2015-16 season. According to a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein, Jefferson has informed the Hornets that he will indeed be returning for next season. It’s official: With Monday deadline looming...
Via Sports-Glory
21 days ago  |  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

Heat not focused on injury to Bobcats star Al Jefferson

MIAMI -- Don't expect the Miami Heat to feel bad for ailing Charlotte center Al Jefferson and the Bobcats as the teams' first-round Eastern Conference series continues. "Nobody feels bad for me," said Dwyane Wade, who sat 28 games during the regular season mostly to protect his knees. Jefferson, a dominating low-post force, suffered a plantar fascia injury early in Miami's 99-88...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Injured Bobcats center Jefferson: 'I'm going to play'

CHARLOTTE, N. C. -- The first player to exit the Bobcats' practice gym Monday was Al Jefferson, walking with a noticeable limp in a walking boot strapped up to the mid-calf region of his left leg. The injury -- a strained plantar fascia that he suffered in the first quarter of Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Miami Heat -- has him listed as "day to day" for Wednesday's Game 2 in Miami...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
April 21, 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
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