Found April 26, 2012 on NESN.com:
Feel good for Al Jefferson, Celtics fans. Jefferson, who the Celtics selected with the 15th pick in the 2004 draft, had never been to the playoffs before this season -- not really, anyway. He was no more than a rookie in 2004-05 when he made his only postseason trip with Boston, under the tutelage of Raef LaFrentz and Mark Blount and taking fewer shots per game than Jiri Welsch. For the first time as an All-Star caliber center -- which is what he developed into after the Celtics sent him to Minnesota as part of the Kevin Garnett trade in...
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