Al Jefferson

Al Jefferson (IND) “Big Al” | “King of the Left Block” jumpmab 

(Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
(Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)


IND Center: 6’10, 289 lbs; 14th year, Prentiss HS (MS)

 NBA Role: offensive-minded pivot • Salty DOG

Big Al, a former ‘King of the Left Block,’ is still one of the premiere low post players in the game today; Big Al feasts in the post, on smaller defenders; “It’s like he’s shooting into a Nerf Hoop” – Me, Along With (I’m Sure) A Few Others – huge mitts, Al’s push shot is effective and he always makes sure to square himself directly with the rim before releasing; Al’s hard to stop once when he gets in position w/ his hips turned – slow (yet deadly) fakes, knocks down faceup Js if there’s a size advantage; Al’s arsenal features an endless supply of counters; really struggles to move laterally on D, not a rim protector by any means; backup role in Indy – future 6MOY candidate if Coach McMillan can sell him on the idea; is Al the best, current player to never make an All-Star team?*

*Nope, it’s Mike Conley (MEM)

Signature Shot: right-handed, turnaround push floater

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 79


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Career: 16 points/game, 8.6 rebounds/game, 50% FG

Full Name: ALBUS* Ricardo Jefferson 

  • *I personally thought Albert

Former “centerpiece” of the Kevin Garnett to BOS deal (2007)

All-NBA Third Team (2014)

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  • “King.Of.The.Left.Block.” – Albus brings the pain (via FreeDawkins; Nov. 2015):