View Full Version : Whats going on with Al Jefferson?

02-02-2015, 01:34 PM
His team has been abit of a disappointment this year, and while most of the blame has fallen on the ego of Lance Stephenson. Al Jefferson's numbers are down across the board and he appears back to being the same defensive liability hes always been. Through 32 games the Hornets were 10-22, then Jefferson went down with injury and the team went on a defensive tear (going 6-3 in his absence). For the month of January they have had the leagues stingiest defense with Jefferson either inactive or coming off the bench (10-4 in Jan).

For the year, they are a full 7.5Pts worse defensively with Big Al on the court. In years past hes made up for this with his offensive production, and in his defense, his D wasn't even bad last year, but this year? The team has even fared better offensively without him.

Now Bismack and Kemba appear to be out with injuries but going forward, whats in the best interest of the team, developing guys like Bismack or getting Big Al back to speed?

Which former Jazz has done more with their free agency, Al vs Milsap?

02-02-2015, 01:35 PM
Best interest going forward is probably develop Biz and find offense elsewhere. Big Al has always been a pretty puss poor defender and now he was hurt for a good chunk this season

02-02-2015, 01:52 PM

02-02-2015, 01:54 PM

Has he really been injured all year? I honestly dont know but it would explain alot. Also what about the questions laid out?

02-02-2015, 02:12 PM
he is putting near identical stats as he did in Utah. its just who he is and why the jazz let him leave. Ironically paul millsap is putting up basically the same stats as he did in Utah only difference is he finally has his 3pt shot down in ATL(or his coach is smart enough to have him shoot it either one) and he plays in the crappy east where he can affect games more.

02-02-2015, 10:39 PM
Hard to stay motivated when you're team is so far behind. Young guys start looking to pad their stats for their next contract, old guys start planning their summer vacation.