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NBA: Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson hopes to avoid late-season fade By Brian T. Smith The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 7, 2012 10:07PM MDT Oakland, Calif. • Being in NBA shape by the eighth game of a season hasn’t been a serious problem for Jazz center Al Jefferson during his eight-year career. Playing at 100 percent of his potential toward the end of a grueling campaign sometimes has been, though. Jefferson has acknowledged several times since training camp started that he wore down toward the end of 2010-11, his first season with Utah. Coming into a lockout-shortened 2011-12 campaign that features hectic travel and a compressed c... Copyright 2011 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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