Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/18/14
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Philadelphia ? There's no time like the present to make progress. Jazz center Al Jefferson is living proof. Utah's leading average scorer and rebounder has been the offensive focus of his team since Deron Williams was traded. But while putting the ball in the basket has never been a problem for soft-handed Big Al, passing sometimes has. To the point that Jefferson has spent his last two postgame interviews making fun of his previous black hole-like tendencies. During Utah's road wins against Cleveland and Charlotte, the eight-year veteran either led or co-led the Jazz in points, rebounds and assists, combining for 56, 22 and 12 during his impressive two-game outburst. But leave it to Jefferson to have a little fun with his former shoot-first tendencies, which were cemented during his loss-filled years in Minnesota. "It took eight years for me to realize if I passed the ball out and guys hit shots, it open[s] me up," Jefferson said. "I guess better late...
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