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25 Al Jefferson C

Charlotte Hornets

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
96%69%
Key Stats
GPMIN/GPPGREB/GAST/GFG %
6530.616.68.41.748.1

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Hornets C Al Jefferson will not opt out of contract
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

Center Al Jefferson had the opportunity to opt out of his contract with the Hornets, but he told the Charlotte Observer that he has "unfinished business" with the team. 

Jefferson averaged 16.6 points and 8.4 rebounds, numbers way down from the 2013-14 campaign, when he carried the then-Bobcats to the playoffs after averaging 21.8 points and 10.8 rebounds. 

"I've got unfinished business here. That's not even an option for me," Jefferson said. "Unless something dramatic changed, I can't see myself opting out, and leaving that bad taste in my mouth. And in the Charlotte Hornets' mouth. I can't walk away from that."

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Al Jefferson doesn't plan to opt out of Hornets contract
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Hornets big man Al Jefferson can opt out of his contract with the team this offseason, but he told the media that he has no plans to do so, per the Charlotte Observer.

"I’ve got unfinished business here. That’s not even an option for me," Jefferson. "Unless something dramatic changed, I can’t see myself opting out, and leaving that bad taste in my mouth. And in the Charlotte Hornets’ mouth. I can’t walk away from that."

Jefferson will make $13.5 million next season, if he chooses to stay with the team. 

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Hornets forward Al Jefferson: I need to redeem myself
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

After missing 17 games due to a knee issue, Hornets forward Al Jefferson said Thursday he needs to regain his health in order to return to being a dominant player.

"I still have a lot of great basketball in me, I just need rehabilitation," Jefferson said, per the team. "I just need to redeem myself."

To help lessen the wear and tear on his knees, Jefferson said he would like to lose 25 pounds, per The Charlotte Observer. He added that he doesn't expect to use his opt-out option this summer.

Hornets coach Steve Clifford agreed that Jefferson's health affected his playing ability this season.

"As a head coach, I'm responsible for individual players' years," Clifford said. "There's only five guys out there and a lot of [Jefferson's] issues were physical."

Despite the knee issues, Clifford said he has no concerns that Jefferson will continue to be plagued by injuries.

"I believe in him," Clifford said.

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Five Hornets players ruled out for season finale
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

The Hornets will play their season finale without the services of five key players, all of whom were ruled out by the team Wednesday.

Center Al Jefferson (knee), forwards Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle) and Cody Zeller (shoulder), and guards P.J. Hairston (knee) and Lance Stephenson (toe) will not play against Toronto. 

The Hornets are 10-point underdogs against the Raptors. 

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Hairston, Kidd-Gilchrist, Stephenson, others out for Hornets on Monday
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

The Hornets have announed that guard P.J. Hairston (right knee sprain), forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (ankle), guard Lance Stephenson (toes) and center Al Jefferson (knee) are all out Monday against the Rockets.

The Hornets are 11.5-point underdogs against the Rockets.

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Career Shooting Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2004-05Boston71105119536952.8030.08513563.04756.7
2005-06Boston59106218937949.9040.08613464.24647.9
2006-07Boston69231945388251.4010.020129568.1110716.0
2007-08Minnesota822919721144150.0050.028439472.1172621.0
2008-09Minnesota50183648597549.7040.018625273.8115623.1
2009-10Minnesota762463560112549.8040.018126668.0130117.1
2010-11Utah822940654131949.6000.022028976.1152818.6
2011-12Utah612075516104849.21425.013717777.4117019.2
2012-13Utah782578611123649.421711.816721777.0139117.8
2013-14Charlotte732553700137650.931520.019127769.0159421.8
2014-15Charlotte651992486101048.12540.010816565.5108216.6
TOTAL7662378955701116049.986212.91846260171.01299417.0
More Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2004-05Boston7110513124.4240.3220.3550.866
2005-06Boston5910622995.1300.5300.5460.862
2006-07Boston69231975611.0881.3480.71061.5136
2007-08Minnesota82291991111.11171.4740.91191.5167
2008-09Minnesota50183654811.0791.6390.8831.792
2009-10Minnesota7624637039.21371.8630.8981.3136
2010-11Utah8229407949.71491.8460.61531.9105
2011-12Utah6120755859.61342.2470.81011.762
2012-13Utah7825787209.21642.1801.0891.1105
2013-14Charlotte73255379210.81552.1670.9791.1124
2014-15Charlotte6519925488.41131.7470.7841.368
TOTAL7662378969689.111901.65630.710131.31123
Postseason Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINFGFGAFG%FG3FG3AFG3%FTFTAFT%PTSAVG
2004-05Boston7136174141.5000.091275.0436.1
2011-12Utah4141366852.9010.01425.07318.2
2013-14Charlotte3106265349.1000.04580.05618.7
TOTAL143837916248.8010.0142166.717212.3
More Postseason Stats
SeasonTEAMGMINREBRAVGAAAVGSTLSAVGBLKBAVGTO
2004-05Boston7136456.420.340.681.14
2011-12Utah4141348.5102.551.230.85
2013-14Charlotte3106289.320.710.351.71
TOTAL143831077.6141.0100.7161.110
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-10/289
Birthdate:
1/4/1985
Age:
30
Hometown:
Monticello, MS
Team:
Charlotte Hornets
School:
No College
NBA Experience:
10

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