Jefferson scored 10 points (4-11 FG, 2-2 FT) to go with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 26 minutes during Saturday's 109-102 loss to Washington. Receiving his first start of the season, Jefferson responded by coming within a rebound of his second double-double of the season. Limited to 32 games this season, the center has hardly set the world on fire by averaging 7.0 points and 4.0 rebounds this season. However, Jefferson made the most of the collective absence of Domantas Sabonis (ankle) and Myles Turner (ankle) on Saturday. It remains to be seen if either player will return to the lineup in time for Monday's game against the Lakers. If one or neither Sabonis or Turner is active, Jefferson should again see increased playing time.
Jefferson will start at center for Saturday's matchup against the Wizards due to the absence of Myles Turner (ankle), Clifton Brown of The Indianapolis Star reports. Jefferson got extended run Thursday against Toronto, as the Pacers were missing Domantas Sabonis (ankle) and Turner suffered his injury. Jefferson played 25 minutes and produced 20 points, 12 boards, two assists, one steal and one block. He should be in line for a similar workload, if not more, Saturday.
Jefferson provided 20 points (9-15 FG, 2-3 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block across 25 minutes during a 106-99 loss to the Raptors on Thursday. Jefferson, who hadn't scored a point since mid-February, got red hot Thursday for 20 points and 12 rebounds, which were both season highs. It also marked his first double-double of the entire season. Jefferson benefited from the absence of Domantas Sabonis (ankle) and Myles Turner (ankle). As long as at least one of those two remains out of the lineup, Jefferson will likely see an increased role.
Jefferson turned in 13 points (6-7 FG, 1-1 FT), three rebounds, two blocks, and one assist in eight minutes during Wednesday's 108-103 win over the Nets. Jefferson earned the least amount of playing time among the nine Pacers who saw the floor. However, the 33-year-old veteran simply couldn't be stopped during his brief stint on the court, managing his fifth double-digit scoring effort through 29 appearances this season. Moreover, Jefferson has recorded two rejections in each of the last two games. He's making the most of the minutes leftover by starting center Myles Turner and backup Domantas Sabonis, but Jefferson is a shell of his former self at this stage of his career.
Jefferson supplied 10 points (5-9 FG), seven rebounds, one assist and two steals across 19 minutes in Sunday's 120-97 win over the Suns. The veteran big man has been productive in his last two games, averaging 9.0 points (on 56.3 percent shooting), 5.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals across 17 minutes. Jefferson has seen action in three straight games overall with Myles Turner (elbow) sidelined, but he'd logged DNP-CDs for all but three contests since Nov. 12 prior to the current stretch. Consequently, his fantasy value is nearly non-existent whenever Turner is available.
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