Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 5/7/13
  Ronald Martinez/ Getty Images BOSTON—I want # 7 back. No, not Trot Nixon or J.D. Drew but “Big Al” Jefferson. He has not donned a Celtic Green uniform since the end of the 2007 season. In case you forgot, he was part of the blockbuster Kevin Garnett deal that helped the Celtics win Banner 18, one that up until that juncture, had been eluding them for 18 seasons.  He began to establish himself in Minnesota, having a career year in 2008-09 when he averaged 23.1 points per game. He stayed with the Timberwolves for three seasons before heading out west to Utah to join the Jazz. Although his numbers have decreased slightly, he still is very productive and will be a hot commodity when he hits free agency this offseason. Here are my five reasons why he belongs in Celtic Green again. 1.    He’s young-   This is certainly a bonus. Al is 28, and in the prime of his career. When you consider the age of Boston’s primary big man ( Kevin Garnett, 36), this is certainly a bonus. Can Garnett still play?
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