Description: It's unlikely that the Jazz will be able to retain both Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap in free agency. SOURCE: Salt Lake Tribune
Insight: It's also possible that Utah could wind up without either one of them. Utah had a chance to make the postseason but lost to the Grizzlies Wednesday in a must-win regular season finale.
4/18/2013 9:58:00 AM
Description: Utah big man Al Jefferson was the only one who came to play Wednesday against Memphis (22 points, 16 boards in 40 minutes).
Insight: Jefferson (17.8 ppg, 9.2 rpg) didn't get much help from his teammates as Utah finished with a season-low 70 points in the loss. If it's any consolation to Jazz fans, the Lakers would have made the playoffs anyway by virtue of their win against Houston.
3/28/2013 10:02:00 AM
Description: Jazz center Al Jefferson netted 25 points and had nine rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 42 minutes Wednesday against the Suns.
Insight: Jefferson isn't going to get to face a much softer front line than he did Wednesday. The Suns are starting Luis Scola at center and Markieff Morris at power forward.
3/8/2013 7:29:00 PM
Description: Utah big man Al Jefferson will start Friday night's game against Chicago. He's missed the last three games because of a sprained ankle.
Insight: Enes Kanter owners will be disappointed by this news. Jefferson went for 32 points and 13 rebounds when these teams met in February
3/8/2013 12:06:00 PM
Description: Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson will be a game-time decision for Friday's game with Chicago. He's been dealing with a sprained left ankle.
Insight: The Salt Lake Tribune says that Jefferson (17.7 ppg, 9.4 rpg) is expected to play despite the questionable tag. Make sure he's back in your lineup.
3/6/2013 6:35:00 PM
Description: Al Jefferson won't be on the floor Wednesday against Cleveland. The Utah center is still struggling with a sprained left ankle.
Insight: Jefferson (17.7 ppg, 9.4 rpg) hasn't appeared in a game since last Wednesday. Fantasy owners should look to add Derrick Favors (16 ppg, 12.3 rpg in his last three games) or Enes Kanter (20.5 ppg, 16 rpg over his last two games) until Jefferson is cleared to play again.
3/5/2013 1:35:00 PM
Description: Jazz center Al Jefferson missed Tuesday's practice and is doubtful for Wednesday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: Jefferson sprained his ankle last Wednesday against the Hawks and hasn't appeared in a game since. Although Derrick Favors started at center in the last game, Enes Kanter has averaged 20.5 ppg and 16 rpg in the two games since Jefferson has been sidelined and is a viable fantasy option.
3/4/2013 7:49:00 PM
Description: Jazz center Al Jefferson is out for Monday night's game against Milwaukee.
Insight: Jefferson sprained his ankle Wednesday against the Hawks and hasn't appeared in a game since. Jefferson's replacement Enes Kanter played well Friday against Charlotte (23 points, 22 boards) and should be worth a start again tonight.
3/4/2013 1:51:00 PM
Description: Utah center Al Jefferson missed Friday's game and is expected to be sidelined for Monday's game against Milwaukee due to a sprained ankle.
Insight: Given the great performance from Enes Kanter (23 points, 22 rebounds) against Charlotte, the Jazz have the luxury of allowing Jefferson to rest since he's obviously not 100 percent.
3/2/2013 1:35:00 PM
Description: Utah center Al Jefferson missed Friday's game and is questionable for Monday's game against Milwaukee due to a sprained ankle.
Insight: Given the great performance from Enes Kanter (23 points, 22 rebounds) against Charlotte, the Jazz have the luxury of allowing Jefferson to rest if he's not 100 percent on Monday.
3/1/2013 2:30:00 PM
Description: Utah center Al Jefferson missed Thursday's practice with an ankle injury and has been downgraded to doubtful for Friday's game, according to the Jazz website.
Insight: Paul Millsap is also dealing with an ankle injury and will be a game-time decision. Derrick Favors could get his fantasy relevance extended for a few more games.
2/28/2013 1:08:00 PM
Description: Jazz center Al Jefferson missed Thursday's practice with an ankle injury and is questionable for Friday's game, according to Jody Genessy of the Deseret News.
Insight: Paul Millsap is also dealing with an ankle injury and missed Wednesday's game. He wasn't at practice either due to the birth of his child but it is unclear if he would have been physically able to participate. Derrick Favors could get his fantasy relevance extended for a few more games.
2/9/2013 9:51:00 AM
Description: Jazz center Al Jefferson's 32 points and 13 rebounds were both game-highs but they weren't enough to lift Utah to victory Friday night against Chicago.
Insight: The 32 points represent a new season-high for Jefferson. He's averaging 19.8 ppg for the month of February, which is 2.4 ppg higher than his season average (17.4 ppg).
1/27/2013 10:15:00 AM
Description: Utah center Al Jefferson averaged just 12.3 points in the three games prior to Saturday but he put up 25 points, six rebounds, two steals and one block while making 11-of-20 from the field Saturday night against the Pacers.
Insight: Jefferson's 20 field goal attempts were his most this month. With 17.2 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.1 blocks, 1.2 turnovers and .478/.846 shooting percentages, Jefferson is one of the top commodities in fantasy basketball.
1/12/2013 10:41:00 PM
Description: Utah center Al Jefferson has poured in 20-plus points in three straight games with double-digit rebounds in two of them.
Insight: Jefferson has made 31-of-52 (.596) from the field in that span. He had 20 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and four steals Saturday at Detroit.
1/9/2013 10:41:00 PM
Description: Utah center Al Jefferson roughed up the Bobcats for 26 points Wednesday in Charlotte.
Insight: Jefferson shot an impressive 11-of-15 from the field. Jefferson's next game is Friday night in Atlanta. He scored 28 the last time he played the Hawks back in March.
1/5/2013 10:35:00 AM
Description: Jazz center Al Jefferson hasn't had a double-double in his last four games but he has scored 85 points with 11 blocks in that stretch.
Insight: Jefferson is shooting 48.3 percent from the field and a near-perfect 97.4 percent from the foul line (37-38 FT) in his last 14 games.
12/29/2012 9:49:00 AM
Description: Jazz center Al Jefferson made seven baskets on 17 attempts Friday against the Clippers while also hitting all eight of his free throws. He finished with 22 points and eight rebounds with two steals and two blocks in 33 minutes.
Insight: Jefferson's points are down 2.7 per game but his rebounds are up and he's also shooting a career-best 85.7 percent from the free-throw line.
12/22/2012 10:31:00 PM
Description: Jazz center Al Jefferson has scored just 10 points total his last two games while shooting 3-for-16. He at least chipped in with 11 rebounds and two blocks Saturday after picking up six boards to go with four points Wednesday.
Insight: Jefferson has been excellent this season so there's no reason to think this is anything more than a simple cold streak, unless it's related to the back spasms that caused him to miss a game earlier this month.
12/10/2012 11:25:00 AM
Description: Utah center Al Jefferson (back spasms) returned to the lineup Sunday against the Lakers after a one-game absence and scored 14 points with 11 rebounds and one block in 30 minutes.
Insight: Jefferson wanted to play Friday but the Jazz coaching staff decided to play it safe and give him the night off. He's one of fantasy's top big men so hopefully his $23,000 bed can keep his back nice and limber.
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