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Al Jefferson is hopeful to return to the Charlotte Bobcats for Monday's game against the Atlanta Hawks.
Jefferson has only played in the season opener, scoring 13 points and eight rebounds, but has missed six games since due to an ankle injury that he suffered in preseason.
“Now it’s all up to coach,” Jefferson said on whether he’ll play. “I think I proved I can go, but it’s not about one game and relapsing. I think I’m in a better position that I was.’’
Jefferson does not want to suffer another setback.
“I don’t want to play one game, then sit out another two weeks,” Jefferson said. “When I come back, I want to come back to stay."
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Charlotte Bobcats’ center Al Jefferson returned to practice on Monday after sitting out the last five games due to his injured right ankle. Due to his performance during practice, Jefferson will be starting against the Hawks tonight according to DeAntae Price of Sporting News.
“Al’s going to start tonight,” Bobcats coach Steve Clifford said. “I don’t know how many minutes...
Al Jefferson (left) is expected to be fully recovered from his sprained ankle and rejoin the Charlotte Bobcats on the court by next week. (Photo Credit: Troy Taormina/USA Today)
This offseason, the Charlotte Bobcats gave highly-coveted free agent Al Jefferson a three year, $41 million contract. This major signing was expected to improve the Bobcats from their abysmal 28 wins over...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Al Jefferson was back -- as was head coach Steve Clifford -- but neither was enough to offset a miserable third quarter that allowed the Atlanta Hawks (4-3) to pull above .500 with a 103-94 win. Here are four observations from the Bobcats' home loss:
1. Flashes shown in Jefferson's return from a nagging ankle injury
The Bobcats had finally cut the deficit...
The Charlotte Bobcats were without Al Jefferson for the fifth time in six games last night in a 101-91 loss to the New York Knicks. He has been battling ankle problems since October 11 and they are still keeping him from playing.
As tweeted by Rick Bonnell yesterday morning,
Bobcats associate head coach Patrick Ewing said Al Jefferson will not play tonight.
— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell...
The Bobcats were in an excellent position to go 4-2 this week by playing a rematch with the Knicks, whom they just beat. Amazingly, this would have kept both the Bobcats and the Panthers over .500 for the first time since…2005! (note to self: go back and research that stat. Could that be right? Was [...]
A horrendous third quarter, in which the Bobcats were outscored 34-16, spoiled Al Jefferson and Coach Steve Clifford’s return to game-action, as the Hawks downed the Cats 103-94 in Charlotte.
Monday’s game proved yet again that winning in the NBA requires four consistent quarters in terms of effort and execution.
The third quarter was...
The return of “Big Al” Jefferson for the Charlotte Bobcats fired up a pretty “big Al” on the other end of the court Monday night as well. Hawks center Al Horford poured in 13 of his 24 points during a key third quarter stretch to help hold off the Bobcats and their new free agent acquisition Al Jefferson, 103-94.
Jefferson, back after five games out with an ankle injury...
The Charlotte Bobcats have lost every meeting with the Atlanta Hawks over the last two seasons, with many of those defeats coming in blowout fashion.
They hope the potential return of their coach and prized offseason acquisition can help reverse that fortune Monday night at home against Atlanta.
Charlotte (3-3) comes off a 101-91 loss to New York on Friday night without coach Steve...
So now that we have gone a full week and a half into the new season, the Bobcats have settled into a satisfying, quite ordinary, and very average 3-3. And that’s quite ok. Well, depending on which game you just finished watching. Beating the Knicks in New York and the Raptors on back-to-back nights had [...]