|June 15 1:14 PM PT2:14 PM MT3:14 PM CT4:14 PM ET20:14 GMT4:14 1:14 PM MST3:14 PM EST0:14 UAE (+1)22:1416:14 ET3:14 PM CT19:14 - The Hornets have announced center Al Jefferson has exercised the third-year option on his contract and will remain with the team next season. The 11-year NBA veteran will make $13.5 million in the final year of his deal.
Analysis: The 6-foot-10, 289-pound Jefferson said after the regular season he planned to remain with the Hornets because there was "unfinished business" to attend to after the Charlotte failed to make the playoffs. Jefferson struggled with injuries last season and appeared in 65 games, averaging 16.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 blocks in 30.6 minutes.
|Apr. 4 2:32 PM PT3:32 PM MT4:32 PM CT5:32 PM ET21:32 GMT5:32 2:32 PM MST4:32 PM EST1:32 UAE (+1)23:3217:32 ET4:32 PM CT20:32 - Jefferson is out because of an ongoing knee issue.
Analysis: There's no guarantee he returns this season.
|Mar. 28 9:19 PM PT10:19 PM MT11:19 PM CT12:19 AM ET4:19 GMT12:19 9:19 PM MST11:19 PM EST8:19 UAE05:190:19 ET10:19 PM CT3:19 - Jefferson scored 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Friday in a loss in Washington.
Analysis: He was 14 of 24 from the field. Jefferson has put together consecutive solid shooting nights - combining for 58.1 percent - after going six games without hitting half of his shots.
|Mar. 18 9:23 PM PT10:23 PM MT11:23 PM CT12:23 AM ET4:23 GMT12:23 9:23 PM MST11:23 PM EST8:23 UAE05:230:23 ET10:23 PM CT3:23 - Jefferson scored 21 points in the Hornets' 99-92 defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.
Analysis: Jefferson totaled 19 points over his previous two games, but he missed a third in that stretch with a sore knee. That didn't appear to hamper him against the Clippers.
|Mar. 13 2:03 PM PT3:03 PM MT4:03 PM CT5:03 PM ET21:03 GMT5:03 2:03 PM MST4:03 PM EST1:03 UAE (+1)22:0317:03 ET3:03 PM CT20:03 - Jefferson will sit out Friday's game against Chicago.
Analysis: Bismack Biyombo will start for Jefferson, who has a sore calf.
|Mar. 12 10:30 AM PT11:30 AM MT12:30 PM CT1:30 PM ET17:30 GMT1:30 10:30 AM MST12:30 PM EST21:30 UAE18:3013:30 ET11:30 AM CT16:30 - Jefferson says that while his right calf is extremely sore, he's relieved the injury is not more serious.
Analysis: Coach Steve Clifford says an MRI on the back of Jefferson's upper calf and knee area Thursday proved negative. Jefferson is expected to meet with team physicians, who'll determine how long he'll be out.
|Mar. 8 8:19 PM PT9:19 PM MT10:19 PM CT11:19 PM ET3:19 GMT11:19 8:19 PM MST10:19 PM EST7:19 UAE (+1)04:1923:19 ET9:19 PM CT2:19 - Jefferson scored a game-high 24 points in Sunday's win over Detroit.
Analysis: Jefferson is averaging 21.8 points in four games, which is exactly what he managed in his first season with Charlotte.
|Mar. 3 5:44 PM PT6:44 PM MT7:44 PM CT8:44 PM ET1:44 GMT9:44 6:44 PM MST8:44 PM EST5:44 UAE (+1)02:4420:44 ET7:44 PM CT0:44 - Jefferson finished with 21 points and 16 rebounds in Tuesday's 104-103 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Analysis: Jefferson posted his second straight double-double after going for 16 points and 10 boards in Sunday's win at Orlando.
|Feb. 23 9:43 PM PT10:43 PM MT11:43 PM CT12:43 AM ET5:43 GMT13:43 10:43 PM MST12:43 AM EST9:43 UAE06:430:43 ET11:43 PM CT4:43 - Jefferson finished with just eight points but pulled down a season-high 17 rebounds against Dallas on Sunday.
Analysis: Jefferson shot 4 of 16 to match his lowest percentage of the season. He's shooting what would be a career-low 48.2 percent from the field.
|Feb. 22 9:35 PM PT10:35 PM MT11:35 PM CT12:35 AM ET5:35 GMT13:35 10:35 PM MST12:35 AM EST9:35 UAE06:350:35 ET11:35 PM CT4:35 - Jefferson recorded his third straight double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds Saturday against Oklahoma City.
Analysis: Jefferson is averaging 10.6 rebounds over his last 10 contests.
|Feb. 10 8:50 PM PT9:50 PM MT10:50 PM CT11:50 PM ET4:50 GMT12:50 9:50 PM MST11:50 PM EST8:50 UAE05:5023:50 ET10:50 PM CT2:50 - Jefferson posted his 15th double-double Tuesday, though it was hardly impressive.
Analysis: Jefferson had 13 points and 10 rebounds in what can only be described as a lame fantasy effort. The All-Star break comes at the right time for him.
|Feb. 8 6:20 PM PT7:20 PM MT8:20 PM CT9:20 PM ET2:20 GMT10:20 7:20 PM MST9:20 PM EST6:20 UAE (+1)03:2021:20 ET8:20 PM CT0:20 - Jefferson rocked the fantasy world Sunday.
Analysis: Jefferson had 30 points and 13 rebounds in a performance reminiscent of his fantasy days from the past. He posted his 14th double-double.
|Feb. 7 8:43 PM PT9:43 PM MT10:43 PM CT11:43 PM ET4:43 GMT12:43 9:43 PM MST11:43 PM EST8:43 UAE05:4323:43 ET10:43 PM CT2:43 - Jefferson had 18 points and nine rebounds Saturday.
Analysis: Jefferson is a bit of a fantasy disappointment with 13 double-doubles.
|Feb. 3 10:13 PM PT11:13 PM MT12:13 AM CT1:13 AM ET6:13 GMT14:13 11:13 PM MST1:13 AM EST10:13 UAE07:131:13 ET12:13 AM CT4:13 - Jefferson had 18 points and 12 rebounds in Monday's win against the Wizards.
Analysis: Jefferson is averaging 14.3 points and 8.7 rebounds in seven games since returning from injury.
|Jan. 29 10:04 PM PT11:04 PM MT12:04 AM CT1:04 AM ET6:04 GMT14:04 11:04 PM MST1:04 AM EST10:04 UAE07:041:04 ET12:04 AM CT4:04 - Jefferson had 17 points and a season-high 16 rebounds in Wednesday's loss at San Antonio.
Analysis: It's been an up-and-down ride in Jefferson's five games since returning from a nine-game absence due to a strained left groin, but Wednesday's performance was an encouraging sign moving forward.
|Jan. 23 7:55 PM PT8:55 PM MT9:55 PM CT10:55 PM ET3:55 GMT11:55 8:55 PM MST10:55 PM EST7:55 UAE (+1)04:5522:55 ET9:55 PM CT1:55 - Jefferson proved to be a rare bright spot in Friday's 129-90 loss at Cleveland.
Analysis: Jefferson finished with 22 points on 10-of-16 shooting and 11 rebounds. While Jefferson has come off the bench in all three games since returning from a groin injury, he figures to rejoin the starting lineup sooner than later.
|Jan. 21 3:00 PM PT4:00 PM MT5:00 PM CT6:00 PM ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 PM MST6:00 PM EST3:00 UAE (+1)00:0018:00 ET5:00 PM CT21:00 - Coach Steve Clifford says Jefferson will play Wednesday in his second game back from a groin injury, but will come off the bench again.
Analysis: Bismack Biyombo will start for the Hornets.
|Jan. 20 10:11 PM PT11:11 PM MT12:11 AM CT1:11 AM ET6:11 GMT14:11 11:11 PM MST1:11 AM EST10:11 UAE07:111:11 ET12:11 AM CT4:11 - Jefferson returned from a groin injury, scoring eight points and pulling down five rebounds as the Charlotte Hornets defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-80 on Monday. It's the first time since Dec. 4, 2006 - a span of 544 games - that Jefferson didn't start in a game in which he played.
Analysis: Jefferson played 25 minutes after missing nine games and you can ease him back into your fantasy lineup now.
|Dec. 30 1:46 PM PT2:46 PM MT3:46 PM CT4:46 PM ET21:46 GMT5:46 2:46 PM MST4:46 PM EST1:46 UAE (+1)22:4616:46 ET3:46 PM CT19:46 - Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford said center Al Jefferson has been cleared by doctors and will play against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Clifford made the surprising announcement prior to Monday's game.
Analysis: Jefferson has missed the past nine games with a groin injury and was expected to be out at least another week. Clifford said Jefferson would play in a reserve role for now behind Bismack Biyombo and see about 14-16 minutes of action. Biyombo will continue to start until Jefferson rounds back into shape. Jefferson is averaging 18 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.
|Dec. 18 10:11 PM PT11:11 PM MT12:11 AM CT1:11 AM ET6:11 GMT14:11 11:11 PM MST1:11 AM EST10:11 UAE07:111:11 ET12:11 AM CT4:11 - Jefferson tallied his eighth double-double of the season Wednesday.
Analysis: Jefferson had 28 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to Phoenix. The performance is encouraging for Jefferson following multiple poor showings.
|Dec. 14 9:28 PM PT10:28 PM MT11:28 PM CT12:28 AM ET5:28 GMT13:28 10:28 PM MST12:28 AM EST9:28 UAE06:280:28 ET11:28 PM CT3:28 - Jefferson managed just eight points and five rebounds Saturday against Brooklyn.
Analysis: It stands as one of Jefferson's worst performances this season. Usually reliable, Jefferson is averaging 19.0 points this season.
|Dec. 11 10:25 PM PT11:25 PM MT12:25 AM CT1:25 AM ET6:25 GMT14:25 11:25 PM MST1:25 AM EST10:25 UAE07:251:25 ET12:25 AM CT4:25 - Jefferson tallied 23 points and 14 rebounds in Wednesday's win over Boston.
Analysis: Jefferson's scoring has been down this season, but his performance Wednesday bodes well for a turnaround. His 14 boards tied a season-high.
|Nov. 27 10:08 PM PT11:08 PM MT12:08 AM CT1:08 AM ET6:08 GMT14:08 11:08 PM MST1:08 AM EST10:08 UAE07:081:08 ET12:08 AM CT4:08 - Jefferson had 21 points and 14 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to Portland for his third double-double in four games.
Analysis: Jefferson was 3 of 3 from the free-throw line and has shown a better touch lately from the charity stripe, shooting 78.9 percent over his last five games after shooting 59.6 percent previously.
|Nov. 25 10:07 PM PT11:07 PM MT12:07 AM CT1:07 AM ET6:07 GMT14:07 11:07 PM MST1:07 AM EST10:07 UAE07:071:07 ET12:07 AM CT4:07 - Jefferson was held to 16 points though he was 7 of 14 from the field in Monday's loss to the Clippers.
Analysis: Jefferson has shot 50.0 percent or better in five of his last six games, bringing his season field-goal percentage to 49.5
|Nov. 24 9:27 PM PT10:27 PM MT11:27 PM CT12:27 AM ET5:27 GMT13:27 10:27 PM MST12:27 AM EST9:27 UAE06:270:27 ET11:27 PM CT3:27 - Jefferson had 22 points and 12 rebounds in Sunday's loss to Miami for his second straight double-double.
Analysis: Jefferson has been particularly beastly over his last three games with 24.7 points on 54.2 percent shooting - though they've all been Hornets losses.
|Nov. 20 9:00 PM PT10:00 PM MT11:00 PM CT12:00 AM ET5:00 GMT13:00 10:00 PM MST12:00 AM EST9:00 UAE06:000:00 ET11:00 PM CT3:00 - Jefferson scored 28 points in Wednesday's loss at Indiana.
Analysis: Jefferson bounced back in a big way after scoring six on 3-of-12 shooting two nights earlier. He's averaging 20.7 points on the season.
|Nov. 16 9:06 PM PT10:06 PM MT11:06 PM CT12:06 AM ET5:06 GMT13:06 10:06 PM MST12:06 AM EST9:06 UAE06:060:06 ET11:06 PM CT3:06 - Jefferson scored 19 points and seized six boards Saturday.
Analysis: Jefferson has gone five straight games without pulling down 10 boards. He needs to hit the weight room to get his owners some valuable rebounds.
|Nov. 9 8:36 PM PT9:36 PM MT10:36 PM CT11:36 PM ET4:36 GMT12:36 9:36 PM MST11:36 PM EST8:36 UAE05:3623:36 ET10:36 PM CT2:36 - Jefferson scored 23 points and added eight boards Sunday.
Analysis: Jefferson has two double-doubles in seven attempts and needs to hit the boards harder for fantasy owners.
|Nov. 6 9:27 PM PT10:27 PM MT11:27 PM CT12:27 AM ET5:27 GMT13:27 10:27 PM MST12:27 AM EST9:27 UAE06:270:27 ET11:27 PM CT3:27 - Jefferson had 28 points and 10 rebounds in Wednesday's win over Miami for his second double-double.
Analysis: Jefferson was 13 of 25 from the field though owners would like to see him cash in at the line more after he went 2 of 5. He's shooting a career-worst 58.3 percent from the free-throw line so far.
|Nov. 2 7:47 PM PT8:47 PM MT9:47 PM CT10:47 PM ET3:47 GMT11:47 8:47 PM MST10:47 PM EST7:47 UAE (+1)04:4722:47 ET9:47 PM CT1:47 - Jefferson scored 21 points but was just 3 of 8 from the free-throw line in Sunday's road loss to the Knicks.
Analysis: Jefferson was at least 9 of 17 from the field after going 14 for 29 in his first two games.
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