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AL JEFFERSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Post-Lottery Mock Draft: Who Should the Hornets Select?

HORNETS LOTTERY SPOT NUMBER NINE Now that the lottery has concluded, analysts and NBA executives have a better idea of which prospect will be selected where.  With that in mind, TopSportsReport decided to run an NBA Mock Draft today. Find out who Gavin Felix projects to join Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson as the newest member of the Charlotte Hornets. NBA Mock Draft Link: http...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

A review of Al Jefferson's season in Charlotte

It is sometimes difficult to grade or judge a player after a single season, as a multitude of factors go into a player's performance over the course of a season. It is even more difficult to grade a player after less than half of a season with a given team, but that is exactly what I tried to do for QueenCityHoops.com in regards to Al Jefferson.Check out the entire report cards over...
Via Around the Arc
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets' Al Jefferson has season of ups and downs, with a reunion for good measure

Kemba Walker is the youthful face of the franchise. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could be the cornerstone around which the team builds. But Al Jefferson is the very definition of who the Charlotte Hornets are -- and who they can be.It's fair to call 2014-15 a disappointment for Big Al. He averaged "just" 16.6 points and 8.4 rebounds in 30.6 minutes per game this season. Those are solid...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

How Al Jefferson and the Hornets' 'Alfense' can improve in 2015-16

Al Jefferson is still literally one of the biggest components in the Hornets' offensive philosophy. Assuming he picks up his player option and returns to Charlotte next season, that's unlikely to change. But the Hornets can't simply bring back the same old offense they used this year, something At The Hive affectionately calls "The Alfense": "The overuse of a four-out, one-in offense...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  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

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

Jefferson leads Bobcats past Pacers 109-87

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Al Jefferson scored 34 points in Charlotte's 109-87 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night that gave the Bobcats their fifth straight home win. Jefferson was 16 of 25 from the field and had eight rebounds for the Bobcats (28-33), who equaled their combined win total from the previous two seasons. Jefferson, whose 38-point, 19-rebound effort Monday night...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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