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Al Jefferson Plans To Exercise $13.5M Option For Next Season

Al Jefferson said he does not plan to opt out of his $13.5 million option for the 2015-16 season. "I’ve got unfinished business here. That’s not even an option for me," Jefferson said. "Unless something dramatic changed, I can’t see myself opting out, and leaving that bad taste in my mouth. And in the Charlotte Hornets’ mouth. I can’t walk away from that." Jefferson finished...
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Hornets' Jefferson plans to return, Henderson unsure

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Al Jefferson has no intentions of opting out of his contract with the Charlotte Hornets. Gerald Henderson isn't quite ready to make the same declaration. Jefferson is due $13.5 million next season. Henderson, the longest-tenured player on the roster, is set to make $6 million. Both have opt-out clauses in their contracts that would allow them to become free...
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Al Jefferson intends to play for the Hornets next season

In an interview with Brett Jensen of Fox Sports, Al Jefferson explained he remains committed to the Hornets, and wants to return next season: “If I had my way, I’d finish my career here,” he said. “I feel like I helped start this and I want to finish it. … I love the city, I love my teammates, I love Coach (Steve Clifford) and the coaching staff. … It’s still something...
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4 NBA Teams Who Should Blow it up in the Offseason

Perhaps no group has less patience than NBA owners. Often times it seems they hire head coaches and general managers just so they’ll have someone to fire when it all goes horribly wrong. Indeed, being a decision-maker in the NBA is a tenuous position. “Do just enough to not get fired” has become more job description than requirement to no one’s benefit. Here are four teams...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jefferson, 2 other Hornets starters out vs. 76ers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Hornets coach Steve Clifford says center Al Jefferson and two other starters will not play Saturday night against the Philadelphia 76ers. Forwards Cody Zeller (sore right shoulder) and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (sprained left ankle) are also out. Jefferson has been struggling with right knee inflammation for the last month and had it drained three times in the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

MRI on Hornets' Al Jefferson is negative; playing status unclear

  One major contributor for the Charlotte Hornets returns from an injury and another goes down. That's been the way the season has gone for the Hornets. But Charlotte appears to have dodged a bullet on Thursday when an MRI on the back of center Al Jefferson's right calf and knee proved negative. The Hornets said Jefferson will meet with team physicians, who'll determine at that...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Al Jefferson Not Rushing Into Thoughts Of Late-Career Return To Boston

BOSTON — First LeBron James, then Kevin Garnett. Could Al Jefferson be the next player to go home? The Charlotte Hornets big man wasn’t ready to contemplate such a possibility before taking on the Celtics, the team he began his NBA career with in 2004, on Friday. Jefferson will forever be linked to Garnett, whose trade to Boston was made possible by...
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlotte Hornets: Initial thoughts about the 2014-2015 schedule

Mid-August is a pretty boring period on the NBA’s calendar.  There are no monster dunks, ankle-breaking crossovers, or last second buzzer beaters this time of year.  Even the four-letter-network-who-shall-not-be-named has some difficulty coming up with NBA news once the free agency period slows down.  But have no fear die-hard NBA nerds fans; the NBA released its schedule for...
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

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