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29-Year-Old    PF    Charlotte Bobcats

2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

21.8

REB

10.8

AST

2.1

STL

0.9

BLK

1.1

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2013-14 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Jefferson took a slight step back during the 2012-13 campaign, as his scoring (17.8), rebounding (9.2) and blocks (1.1) all dipped slightly from the previous season. Despite the marginal drop in his statistical averages, Jefferson largely remained the same player we've come ...

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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.

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Al Jefferson NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 19 71 14.8 6.7 4.4 0.3 0.3 0.8 0.0 52.8 63.0 0.9 1.7 2.7 0.0 0.0 2.7 5.2 1.2 1.9
2005-06 20 59 18.0 7.9 5.1 0.5 0.5 0.8 0.0 49.9 64.2 1.1 1.6 3.4 0.1 0.0 3.2 6.4 1.5 2.3
2006-07 21 69 33.6 16.0 11.0 1.3 0.7 1.5 0.0 51.4 68.1 2.0 3.4 7.5 0.0 0.0 6.6 12.8 2.9 4.3
2007-08 22 82 35.6 21.0 11.1 1.4 0.9 1.5 0.0 50.0 72.1 2.0 3.8 7.4 0.1 0.0 8.8 17.6 3.5 4.8
2008-09 23 50 36.7 23.1 11.0 1.6 0.8 1.7 0.0 49.7 73.8 1.8 3.4 7.5 0.1 0.0 9.7 19.5 3.7 5.0
2009-10 24 76 32.5 17.1 9.3 1.8 0.8 1.3 0.0 49.8 68.0 1.8 2.4 6.9 0.1 0.0 7.4 14.8 2.4 3.5
2010-11 25 UTA 82 35.9 18.6 9.7 1.8 0.6 1.9 0.0 49.6 76.1 1.3 2.9 6.8 0.0 0.0 8.0 16.1 2.7 3.5
2011-12 26 UTA 61 34.0 19.2 9.6 2.2 0.8 1.7 0.0 49.2 77.4 1.0 2.2 7.4 0.1 25.0 8.5 17.2 2.2 2.9
2012-13 27 UTA 78 33.1 17.8 9.2 2.1 1.0 1.1 0.0 49.4 77.0 1.3 2.0 7.2 0.2 11.8 7.8 15.8 2.1 2.8
2013-14 28 CHA 73 35.0 21.8 10.8 2.1 0.9 1.1 0.0 50.9 69.0 1.7 2.1 8.7 0.2 20.0 9.6 18.8 2.6 3.8
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Al Jefferson NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 3 37.7 22.0 15.0 2.3 0.7 1.3 0.0 56.0 62.5 2.3 4.0 11.0 0.7 0.0 9.3 16.7 3.3 5.3
Last 14 Days 6 39.3 23.7 14.7 2.8 0.8 1.0 0.0 53.0 69.2 2.5 3.7 11.0 0.3 0.0 10.3 19.5 3.0 4.3
Last 30 Days 13 38.3 24.5 12.8 2.2 0.8 0.9 0.0 53.3 73.7 1.8 2.9 9.8 0.5 0.0 10.6 19.9 3.2 4.4
Last 5 Games 5 39.0 23.6 14.6 2.6 0.8 0.8 0.0 55.2 66.7 2.6 3.8 10.8 0.4 0.0 10.6 19.2 2.4 3.6
Last 10 Games 10 38.6 23.5 13.3 1.9 0.9 0.9 0.0 52.8 73.8 1.9 3.2 10.1 0.4 0.0 10.2 19.3 3.1 4.2
Last 20 Games 20 37.6 23.3 12.2 2.2 0.8 0.9 0.0 52.0 72.0 2.1 2.5 9.7 0.4 0.0 10.3 19.8 2.7 3.8

 

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In 2013-14, Al Jefferson had a true shooting percentage of 53.2%.

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Al Jefferson NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 19 71 36.0 16.3 10.7 0.8 0.8 1.9 0.0 52.8 63.0 2.3 4.1 6.6 0.1 0.0 6.7 12.6 2.9 4.6
2005-06 20 59 36.0 15.7 10.1 1.0 1.0 1.6 0.0 49.9 64.2 2.1 3.3 6.8 0.1 0.0 6.4 12.8 2.9 4.5
2006-07 21 69 36.0 17.2 11.7 1.4 0.7 1.6 0.0 51.4 68.1 2.1 3.7 8.1 0.0 0.0 7.0 13.7 3.1 4.6
2007-08 22 82 36.0 21.3 11.2 1.4 0.9 1.5 0.0 50.0 72.1 2.1 3.8 7.4 0.1 0.0 8.9 17.8 3.5 4.9
2008-09 23 50 36.0 22.7 10.7 1.5 0.8 1.6 0.0 49.7 73.8 1.8 3.4 7.4 0.1 0.0 9.5 19.1 3.6 4.9
2009-10 24 76 36.0 19.0 10.3 2.0 0.9 1.4 0.0 49.8 68.0 2.0 2.6 7.6 0.1 0.0 8.2 16.4 2.6 3.9
2010-11 25 UTA 82 36.0 18.7 9.7 1.8 0.6 1.9 0.0 49.6 76.1 1.3 2.9 6.8 0.0 0.0 8.0 16.2 2.7 3.5
2011-12 26 UTA 61 36.0 20.3 10.1 2.3 0.8 1.8 0.0 49.2 77.4 1.1 2.3 7.8 0.1 25.0 9.0 18.2 2.4 3.1
2012-13 27 UTA 78 36.0 19.4 10.1 2.3 1.1 1.2 0.0 49.4 77.0 1.5 2.2 7.9 0.2 11.8 8.5 17.3 2.3 3.0
2013-14 28 CHA 73 36.0 22.5 11.2 2.2 0.9 1.1 0.0 50.9 69.0 1.7 2.2 9.0 0.2 20.0 9.9 19.4 2.7 3.9
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Al Jefferson NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 19 71 1051 475 312 24 22 55 0 52.8 63.0 66 119 193 3 0.0 195 369 85 135
2005-06 20 59 1063 464 299 30 30 46 0 49.9 64.2 62 97 202 4 0.0 189 379 86 134
2006-07 21 69 2319 1107 756 88 48 106 0 51.4 68.1 136 237 519 1 0.0 453 882 201 295
2007-08 22 82 2919 1726 911 117 74 119 0 50.0 72.1 167 308 603 5 0.0 721 1441 284 394
2008-09 23 50 1836 1156 548 79 39 83 0 49.7 73.8 92 172 376 4 0.0 485 975 186 252
2009-10 24 76 2468 1301 703 137 63 98 0 49.8 68.0 136 180 523 4 0.0 560 1125 181 266
2010-11 25 UTA 82 2940 1528 794 149 46 153 0 49.6 76.1 105 235 559 0 0.0 654 1319 220 289
2011-12 26 UTA 61 2075 1170 585 134 47 101 1 49.2 77.4 62 133 452 4 25.0 516 1048 137 177
2012-13 27 UTA 78 2578 1391 720 164 80 89 2 49.4 77.0 105 156 564 17 11.8 611 1236 167 217
2013-14 28 CHA 73 2553 1594 792 155 67 79 3 50.9 69.0 124 156 636 15 20.0 700 1376 191 277
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Al Jefferson NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 19 71 14.8 55.4 52.8 4.6 12.7 0.4 8.4
2005-06 20 59 18.0 53.0 49.9 5.7 11.7 0.5 9.6
2006-07 21 69 33.6 54.7 51.4 7.1 11.0 0.6 21.0
2007-08 22 82 35.6 53.5 50.0 6.2 8.8 0.7 23.8
2008-09 23 50 36.7 53.2 49.7 6.3 7.3 0.9 25.1
2009-10 24 76 32.5 52.4 49.8 9.0 9.0 1.0 19.9
2010-11 25 UTA 82 35.9 52.8 49.6 8.8 6.2 1.4 22.3
2011-12 26 UTA 61 34.0 52.0 49.3 10.1 4.7 2.2 23.0
2012-13 27 UTA 78 33.1 52.2 49.5 10.2 6.6 1.6 21.3
2013-14 28 CHA 73 35.0 53.2 51.0 8.7 7.0 1.3 24.7
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Al Jefferson 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 16 CHI 42 10 18 3 1 2 2 4 14 2 4 0 1 6 12 1
Apr 14 at ATL 35 27 15 1 1 0 2 11 17 5 7 0 1 4 11 4
Apr 12 PHI 36 29 12 3 0 2 3 13 19 3 5 0 0 2 10 3
Apr 11 at BOS 39 32 10 4 1 0 3 16 26 0 0 0 0 2 8 2
Apr 9 at WAS 43 20 18 2 1 0 3 9 20 2 2 0 0 5 13 2
Apr 5 at CLE 41 24 15 4 1 2 2 9 21 6 8 0 0 3 12 2
Apr 4 ORL 37 29 16 0 0 1 2 13 24 3 3 0 1 4 12 1
Apr 2 at PHI 31 25 10 0 0 0 1 9 17 7 10 0 0 1 9 0
Mar 31 WAS 40 19 11 0 0 2 0 8 19 3 3 0 0 3 8 3
Mar 28 at ORL 42 20 8 2 4 0 1 10 16 0 0 0 1 2 6 4
Mar 26 BKN 41 35 15 1 0 0 1 15 27 5 7 0 0 3 12 2
Mar 24 HOU 42 20 11 2 1 1 2 8 17 4 6 0 1 2 9 4
Mar 22 POR 29 28 7 6 0 2 1 13 22 2 2 0 1 1 6 2
Mar 19 at BKN 37 18 12 3 0 0 5 8 19 2 3 0 0 2 10 2
Mar 17 ATL 39 16 12 3 1 0 0 6 15 4 4 0 1 3 9 0
Mar 16 at MIL 37 20 7 2 2 2 6 10 17 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Mar 14 MIN 38 25 16 1 0 1 3 12 26 1 1 0 1 4 12 2
Mar 12 at WAS 36 26 10 1 0 1 2 13 20 0 0 0 0 0 10 2
Mar 10 DEN 39 26 13 4 3 1 3 12 23 2 6 0 0 2 11 3
Mar 8 at MEM 27 17 7 1 0 0 0 7 17 3 4 0 0 1 6 2
Mar 7 CLE 39 28 7 2 1 3 4 12 18 4 4 0 0 1 6 1
Mar 5 IND 36 34 8 3 1 1 1 16 25 1 2 1 1 2 6 3
Mar 3 at MIA 37 38 19 1 1 0 1 18 24 2 4 0 0 4 15 4
Mar 2 at OKC 36 25 7 3 2 1 1 10 16 5 8 0 0 0 7 3
Feb 28 at SAS 35 20 7 1 2 0 3 10 21 0 0 0 0 3 4 3
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Feb 22 MEM 31 6 9 1 0 0 2 2 13 2 2 0 0 0 9 3
Feb 21 NOP 34 33 10 1 0 2 4 14 30 5 6 0 0 3 7 3
Feb 19 DET 32 29 8 1 0 1 2 12 20 5 8 0 0 1 7 2
Feb 18 at DET 38 32 12 7 1 0 1 15 28 2 3 0 0 0 12 2
Feb 12 at BKN 28 12 10 1 0 0 2 5 13 2 3 0 0 0 10 3
Feb 11 DAL 34 30 8 2 0 2 1 14 23 2 3 0 1 0 8 0
Feb 8 SAS 38 26 9 3 4 3 3 12 21 2 2 0 0 3 6 3
Feb 4 at GSW 39 30 13 3 2 0 2 12 22 6 10 0 0 2 11 3
Feb 1 at PHO 27 10 6 1 1 1 2 4 15 2 4 0 0 2 4 2
Jan 31 at LAL 39 40 18 4 3 0 2 18 32 4 6 0 0 2 16 3
Jan 29 at DEN 32 35 11 2 0 2 4 13 24 9 12 0 0 0 11 4
Jan 25 CHI 38 32 13 1 0 3 3 15 26 1 2 1 1 3 10 2
Jan 24 at NYK 31 25 9 2 0 0 1 11 19 3 4 0 1 1 8 0
Jan 22 LAC 36 24 10 1 1 1 4 12 23 0 2 0 0 3 7 1
Jan 20 TOR 38 22 19 7 0 2 2 9 18 4 4 0 0 1 18 1
Jan 18 MIA 43 22 14 3 1 1 1 10 23 2 6 0 0 0 14 4
Jan 17 at ORL 36 30 16 2 3 1 1 13 17 4 4 0 0 1 15 3
Jan 15 at PHI 38 24 8 4 2 1 1 11 20 2 3 0 0 1 7 2
Jan 14 NYK 39 35 8 2 1 1 1 14 20 7 8 0 0 2 6 3
Jan 11 at CHI 39 20 11 1 0 1 1 10 22 0 0 0 0 1 10 2
Jan 10 at MIN 28 8 7 2 0 1 2 3 9 2 2 0 0 1 6 3
Jan 7 WAS 35 6 10 4 0 0 1 3 9 0 0 0 0 1 9 2
Jan 4 at SAC 39 27 9 2 2 1 2 11 21 5 7 0 0 1 8 4
Jan 2 at POR 29 19 5 1 0 1 1 9 17 1 2 0 0 2 3 2
Jan 1 at LAC 30 14 12 4 1 0 3 7 15 0 0 0 0 1 11 0
Dec 30 at UTA 36 18 10 2 3 2 2 8 23 1 2 1 2 2 8 1
Dec 28 at ATL 39 24 23 1 1 0 3 10 18 4 6 0 0 4 19 4
Dec 27 OKC 35 16 11 0 0 1 0 7 16 2 2 0 0 2 9 2
Dec 23 MIL 39 26 9 1 0 1 0 12 23 2 3 0 0 2 7 3
Dec 21 UTA 31 19 11 1 0 3 0 9 19 1 3 0 1 6 5 1
Dec 20 at DET 33 24 14 2 2 1 1 11 24 2 3 0 0 4 10 3
Dec 18 at TOR 40 24 11 2 0 0 1 9 18 6 10 0 0 0 11 4
Dec 17 SAC 28 10 9 1 3 0 1 5 13 0 1 0 0 1 8 6
Dec 14 LAL 34 14 9 4 1 2 0 7 18 0 0 0 0 3 6 1
Dec 13 at IND 28 21 9 2 0 2 0 9 18 3 4 0 0 3 6 2
Dec 11 ORL 34 10 11 1 1 1 1 4 10 2 2 0 0 3 8 1
Dec 9 GSW 35 11 9 1 1 1 0 5 16 1 2 0 0 1 8 4
Dec 6 PHI 32 14 12 2 1 2 1 6 21 2 3 0 0 6 6 3
Dec 3 at DAL 38 19 12 2 0 3 2 6 10 7 10 0 0 2 10 2
Dec 1 at MIA 38 16 13 0 3 0 0 7 14 2 3 0 0 3 10 4
Nov 29 MIL 26 23 12 3 1 0 0 11 18 1 3 0 0 6 6 5
Nov 27 IND 32 16 9 2 0 3 3 7 15 2 4 0 0 3 6 2
Nov 25 BOS 33 14 3 1 0 2 2 6 14 2 2 0 0 1 2 1
Nov 23 at MIL 25 19 7 2 2 1 2 8 15 3 5 0 0 3 4 2
Nov 22 PHO 25 9 6 3 2 3 3 3 6 3 5 0 0 2 4 4
Nov 20 BKN                                
Nov 18 at CHI                                
Nov 16 MIA                                
Nov 15 at CLE                                
Nov 13 at BOS 33 22 11 3 0 2 1 8 17 6 6 0 0 2 9 3
Nov 11 ATL 28 10 7 3 1 0 0 5 11 0 0 0 0 1 6 3
Nov 8 NYK                                
Nov 6 TOR                                
Nov 5 at NYK                                
Nov 2 at NOP                                
Nov 1 CLE                                
Oct 30 at HOU 30 13 8 1 0 2 0 6 19 1 2 0 0 4 4 2

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Al Jefferson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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.

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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.

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Jefferson scored seven of his 24 points (9-21 FG, 6-8 FT) in the overtime period in the win over Cleveland on Saturday. He added 15 rebounds and four assists in 41 minutes.

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Jefferson led the Bobcats with 29 points (13-24 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and 16 rebounds in 37 minutes in the win over Orlando on Friday.

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Jefferson scored 19 points (8-19 FG, 3-3 FT) to go along with 11 rebounds and two blocks in 40 minutes Monday against the Wizards.

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Jefferson left Monday's game after a collision in the first quarter and went to the locker room, but he was able to return with a gigantic bandage above his right eye, the Charlotte Observer reports.

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Jefferson put together a monstrous line of 35 points (15-27 FG, 5-7 FT) and 15 rebounds in 41 minutes during Wednesday's overtime win against Brooklyn.

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Jefferson provided 28 points (13-22 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, six assists, and two blocks in 29 minutes in the blowout win over Portland on Saturday.

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Jefferson posted a double-double in 39 minutes Monday against the Hawks, as he scored 16 points (6-15 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT) to go along with 12 rebounds, three assists and one steal.

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Jefferson led the Bobcats with 25 points (12-26 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and 16 rebounds in 38 minutes in the win over Minnesota on Friday.

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Jefferson recorded a double-double in 39 minutes Monday against the Nuggets, as he scored 26 points (12-23 FG, 2-6 FT) to go along with 13 rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block.

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Jefferson scored a team-high 28 points (12-18 FG, 4-4 FT) with seven rebounds and three blocks in 39 minutes in the win over the Cavaliers on Friday.

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2012-13

In 2011-12, Jefferson put together his best season since suffering an ACL tear back in his right knee back during the 2008-09 season. The Jazz center finished with averages of 19.2 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.7 blocks per game while shooting 49.2 percent from the floor and a career-high 77.4 from the charity stripe. Utah has two young big men to build around with Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter, but Jefferson will open the season as the team’s starting center and primary scorer once again. He is entering the final year of his contract, though, so Jefferson will be a candidate to be traded before the deadline. But even if Jefferson does get moved, it would likely be for a team that wants him to play a similar role. The 27-year-old center may never return to the 23-point, 11-rebound levels we saw from him prior to his ACL injury, but he has proven to still be one of the better low-post scorers in the league while managing to stay relatively healthy the past three seasons. His best years may be behind him, but Jefferson is still young enough to be a quality fantasy center for a handful of years if his body continues to hold up.

2011-12

Jefferson was traded from Minnesota to Utah prior to the 2010-11 season. His debut season with the Jazz got off to a slow start, but by the end of the year, Jefferson looked more like the 20-10 monster we saw during his best campaigns with the Timberwolves. After averaging a respectable 17.4 points and 9.1 rebounds prior to the All-Star break, Jefferson erupted for averages of 21.5 points and 11.0 rebounds over the final 25 games of the regular season. Never known as much of a free-throw shooter, Jefferson showed vast improvements in that area last year, hitting a career-best 76.1 percent. Big Al also reclaimed his status as one of the more productive shot blockers in the Association, swatting away 1.8 attempts per game. Most importantly, Jefferson managed to stay healthy and play a full 82-game schedule for just the second time in his career. He’s now two years removed from ACL surgery, and while it’s always worth noting his injury history, Jefferson has proven he’s back to the form we saw pre-surgery. The Jazz are in rebuilding mode for the first time in decades, with Jefferson being one of the new cornerstones. At 26, and with a bevy of low-post scoring moves at his disposal, Jefferson should shoulder the scoring load in Utah.

2010-11

After averaging at least 11.0 rpg over the previous three years, Jefferson hauled in 9.3 last season while returning from ACL surgery. He should be much closer to 100 percent this year, and while his defense has come into question, few big men have superior low post games in the NBA. He's a double-double waiting to happen, and with better health and natural improvement at age 25, it wouldn't shock us if Jefferson approached 25.0 ppg. He's not a good free throw shooter (69.3% for his career) but he also limits turnovers (just 1.8 tpg over the past two seasons). Jefferson was traded (given away for some insane reason) to Utah, and while most changes in scenery create an unknown, with the Jazz losing Carlos Boozer, it sure seems like Jefferson will play a major role. He may no longer be the only good player on his team, but with Deron Williams dishing the ball, the huge upgrade in teammates and offensive systems should have a positive effect, even if it means fewer shot attempts (which even if so, should be marginal). If Jefferson can acclimate himself to Utah's patented pick and roll, huge numbers could be in store. His situation has really improved with the trade, and with another year removed from surgery, there's big upside here.

2009-10

Jefferson was well on his way to cementing a place among elite fantasy big men last season before suffering a season-ending ACL tear in his right knee. At the time of his injury, Jefferson was averaging 23.1 ppg and 11 rpg, making him the only player besides Dwight Howard to average at least 20 points and 11 rebounds during the 2008-09 season. On top of being a double-double machine, Jefferson set personal bests in free-throw percentage (73.8) and blocks (1.7). Jefferson underwent successful surgery to repair his torn ACL in February and has been making a speedy recovery, putting him on pace to be ready when camp opens. When he rejoins the team, Jefferson will see plenty of changes as the Timberwolves brought in Kurt Rambis to run the ship. Rambis is installing a fast-paced offense to take advantage of Minnesota’s youth. In preparation for the new system, Jefferson’s cutting his playing weight from 288 to 265. Regardless of the offense Minnesota runs, Jefferson will be the focal point. With a low-post game that relies on footwork and basketball IQ instead of athleticism or explosiveness, Jefferson is the type of player who should be able to return to form quickly from an injury as severe as a torn ACL, so don’t downgrade him come draft day.

2008-09

Jefferson entered last season known mainly as the “guy traded for Kevin Garnett”, but by the end of the year he had made his own name as one of only four 20-point/10-rebound players in the NBA. Jefferson has one of the most polished offensive post-games in the league, using excellent footwork and an array of nifty shot fakes to overcome his lack of elite athleticism to score against any defender. Jefferson needs to improve as a passer (1.4 apg) and at the line (72% FT on 4.8 attempts/game) in order to reach the highest levels, but he still managed to score 20-plus points on 50 percent shooting. Minnesota has more perimeter offensive threats this season, which should give Jefferson more room to operate. On defense, his combined 2.4 blocks/steals per game are respectable numbers that need only to improve slightly to become a strength. Jefferson is still very young – if he had gone to college this upcoming year would be his rookie season, so he still has plenty of upside to correct his weaknesses and join the elite.

2007-08

Jefferson came alive in the second half of last season by averaging 19.8 points, 11.5 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.1 steals, while knocking down 55 percent of his field goal attempts in 25 games after the All-Star Break for the injury-depleted Celtics. An offseason trade to Minnesota guarantees that Jefferson will continue to be an offensive focal point, this year for an extremely young Timberwolves team. Jefferson has one of the most polished offensive post-games in the NBA, but health is a concern, as Jefferson has missed an average of 18 games over the last two seasons and has never been a full-time starter. On the other hand, his upside as a 22-year old franchise player on a young squad will have him off the board early in the draft.

2006-07

Jefferson’s second season in the NBA was supposed to be his coming out party, but conditioning issues and injuries nagged him all year before eventually an ankle injury ended his season. In his absence, then-rookie Ryan Gomes came in and showed that he can play at a high level. The Celtics would prefer for Jefferson to be their PF of the future with his more prototypical size and strength (6-10, 265 pounds), but Jefferson will have to show that he can physically handle it. Jefferson has the ability to be a nightly double-double threat if he gets the minutes, as he averaged 7.9 ppg and 5.0 rpg last season in only 18 minutes per game.

2005-06

The Celtics thought highly enough of the 20-year-old Jefferson to let Antoine Walker leave town, and Jefferson should reward them for their faith in 2005-06. Jefferson averaged 6.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 0.8 blocks in just under 15 minutes per game: give him 35 minutes, which he's likely to get this year, and you're looking at a guy who can give you double-doubles with one or two blocks most of the time. Jefferson lost some playing time when the Celtics acquired Walker, which stunted his development to some extent, but he showed what he could do in game 6 of the Pacers series in the playoffs, putting up 11 points and 14 huge rebounds. Jermaine O'Neal showed his first signs of stardom at age 21, putting up 12.9 points and 9.8 boards per game, and we expect similar production out of Jefferson this season.

2004-05

The Celtics must be elated that Jefferson was available midway through the first round. He's got a mature body and the game in the paint to go with it, so don't be surprised to see double-digit points from him. He'll fight for rebounds, but not on defense. Conditioning and polish are also question marks. Still, he should outshine Swift, Biedrins and Araujo this year.

2003-04

Jefferson's greatest attributes are his great strength in the paint and his low post scoring, averaging 42 ppg in his senior season at high school. His physical stature draws constant comparisons to Eddy Curry. Jefferson isn't a great athlete and was out of shape until he trimmed 20 pounds off his frame in the past year. He has verbally committed to Arkansas, but he will declare for the NBA draft. Jefferson projects to be a mid to late first round pick.