Al Jefferson 25 | Forward-Center

Charlotte Bobcats

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Wed. Apr 23, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Jefferson (foot) is confident he will play on Wednesday, the Charlotte Observer reports. Impact: Jefferson was reportedly still wearing a boot on Wednesday morning, but believes he'll be ready to go on Wednesday night. The center suffered the injury in the first quarter of Game 1, but still managed to log 35 effective minutes, scoring 18 points and grabbing 10 boards to go along with two blocks, an assist and a steal. Jefferson is still considered a game-time decision for Wednesday, but it looks more likely that he will suit up for Game 2.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 22, 2014
News: Jefferson (foot) might be a game-time decision for Wednesday's Game 2 against the Heat, the Charlotte Observer reports. Impact: This report is largely speculation on the part of the beat writer from the Observer. Apparently, coach Steve Clifford seemed "less than certain" that Jefferson would play Wednesday, but given that all we've heard out of Jefferson is that he will indeed play, it seems more likely that Jefferson does his best to fight through the injury.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 22, 2014
News: According to coach Steve Clifford, Jefferson may not participate in shootaround Wednesday before the team's Game 2 matchup with the Heat, the Charlotte Observer reports. Impact: Jefferson did not participate in practice Tuesday because of the tear in his plantar fascia that he suffered in Game 1. He has come out and said that he will play through the injury, but it would be wise to check on his status before Wednesday's game. The Bobcats certainly need Jefferson in the lineup, as they are already down a game to the second-seeded Heat in the series.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 21, 2014
News: Jefferson (foot) said he will play in Wednesday's Game 2 against the Heat, CBS Sports reports. He told Ken Berger of CBS Sports that he's, "suiting up" and "It'll take more than that to make me sit down." Impact: It sounds as if the tear Jefferson suffered to his plantar fascia in Sunday's Game 1 won't hold him out of Wednesday's tilt. He didn't practice Tuesday, but with it being the playoffs, Jefferson will likely fight through the injury and take the court Wednesday. However, the question remains how effective Jefferson can be while playing through the injury.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 21, 2014
News: 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. Impact: 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.(STATS, 1:13pm)
Mon. Apr 21, 2014
News: Jefferson (foot) will not practice Tuesday and is considered day-to-day ahead of Wednesday's Game 2 against the Heat, the Miami Herald reports. Impact: Jefferson reportedly suffered a tear in relation to the plantar fasciitis in his left foot during Sunday's Game 1 in Miami. Although the injury caused Jefferson to make a brief locker room visit, he still recorded 18 points and 10 rebounds in 35 minutes of play. Nonetheless, Jefferson was clearly limited by his foot throughout the contest. Now wearing a walking boot, Jefferson has undergone an MRI to further determine the extent of his injury. While he's slated to miss Tuesday's practice, Jefferson still hopes to play Wednesday. With that in mind, Jefferson is considered a game-time decision for Game 2, making him a risky fantasy option or survivor pool selection.(RotoWire, )
Apr 20, 2014
News: Jefferson suffered a tear in relation to the plantar fasciitis in his foot Sunday and left the arena in a walking boot; however, he plans to continue to play with the injury, the AP reports. Impact: Jefferson left briefly in the first quarter and was given an injection to help with the injury before returning to play 35 minutes and post an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double to go with two blocks. This should make anyone who played Jefferson in a survivor pool very happy. While we hope Jefferson can fight through the injury to give the Bobcats at least their due against the Heat, virtually every report that has ever come out about plantar fasciitis injuries in the NBA has included a paragraph or two about how problematic and painful the injury can be. This is a big blow to the Bobcats.(RotoWire, )
Apr 20, 2014
News: Jefferson suffered a left plantar fascia sprain during the first quarter of Sunday's playoff game in Miami, the Bobcats' official Twitter account reports. Impact: Jefferson scored eight points (4-4 FG) in 10 minutes prior to leaving Sunday's game. After a visit to Charlotte's locker room, it appears he will be able to return, representing a boost for both the Bobcats and Jefferson's fantasy owners.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 15, 2014
News: Jefferson had 27 points and 15 rebounds Monday in a win over Atlanta. Impact: He has eight straight double-doubles and is averaging 29.3 points in his last three.(STATS, 02:00am)
Mon. Apr 14, 2014
News: Jefferson posted another double-double in 35 minutes Monday against the Hawks, as he scored 27 points (11-17 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-7 FT) to go along with 15 rebounds, one assist and one steal. Impact: Jefferson has been a monster all season for owners and continued his excellent ways Monday. It's unclear, though, if he'll play limited minutes or not play at all Wednesday against the Bulls.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Jefferson scored 29 points (13-19 FG, 3-5 FT) with 12 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in 36 minutes in the win over Philadelphia on Saturday. Impact: Jefferson has been on fire over the last two games, hitting 29-of-45 (64.4 percent) from the field. He also extended his streak of double-doubles to seven.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Jefferson finished with 32 points and 10 rebounds while hitting 16 of 26 shots in a 106-103 loss at Boston on Friday. Impact: Jefferson has averaged 24.8 points and 13.3 rebounds over a season-best run of six straight double-doubles.(STATS, 01:39am)
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Jefferson scored a team-high 32 points (16-26 FG) with 10 rebounds and four assists in 39 minutes in the loss to Boston on Friday. Impact: Jefferson didn't attempt a free throw, which has happened four times since Mar. 1. Nevertheless, he has six straight double-doubles and has taken at least 20 shots in each of the last four.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Jefferson had 20 points and 18 rebounds Wednesday in an overtime win over Washington. Impact: Jefferson is averaging 24.3 points and 16.3 rebounds in his last three games.(STATS, 11:51pm)
Sun. Apr 6, 2014
News: Jefferson had 24 points and 15 rebounds Saturday in an overtime win over Cleveland. Impact: Jefferson has four straight double-doubles and is averaging 25.3 points and 12.5 rebounds in his last six.(STATS, 00:23am)
Sat. Apr 5, 2014
News: Jefferson had 29 points and 16 rebounds in Friday's win over Orlando. Impact: He's averaging 25.6 points and 12.0 rebounds in his last five games.(STATS, 01:26am)
Al Jefferson
2013-14 Season
Ht: 6' 10"  Wt: 289  Age: 29
Born: 1/4/1985, Monticello, Mississippi
College: None
Drafted: 2004 - Rd 1
(15th overall by the Celtics)
Injury Status
No Current Injury