Keys To the Wolf Den: A Young, Still Growing, Al Jefferson’s Potential

March 9th, 2010 by Matthew Hayden Leave a reply »
The Minnesota Timberwolves' star Al Jefferson is a big man with many jokes and often playful demeanor, but make no mistake that when it comes to his game, Al Jefferson will recover from his torn ACL injury 100 percent and be back to his old 20-10 ways, with higher efficiency and better passing abilities.

That being said, many announcers and critics always say a "young" Al Jefferson. People forget that "Big Al" is only 25 years of age and has a legit chance of being an All-Star sooner rather than later.

Just a season ago, Big Al was averaging 23 points, 11 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks a game, and although his numbers have taken a spike, his potential has still yet to be reached.

For Wolves fans, imagine a low post beast who uses his immense basketball I.Q to outwork his opponents without having the ball in his hands, using his immense frame and impressive footwork to work on the low block from the left side (his non dominant side) or using his nine-foot standing reach wingspan to block shots at a better clip than what he already does?

Yes, a 20 point-10 rebound beast such as Al Jefferson has much more to work on, so one has to question wh ...

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