NBA Draft Rumors: Is Demarcus Cousins Putting Al Jefferson on The Trading Block?

June 19th, 2010 by Timber Wolf Leave a reply »
Usually when people think of a big man on the court, they think enforcer, a shot blocker, a presence in the paint. What people didn't realize was that before, the "dunk" was a form of disrespect in the NBA, way before my time of course.

I can only imagine what the NBA's elite big men back then used to do to score.

Let's take a look at Al Jefferson. Two years ago, Al Jefferson was arguably the best scoring big man in the NBA, please consider: 23 PPG, 11 RPG, 2 BPG. The way he does it is his array of post moves and his incredible basketball I.Q on the offensive end. A constant threat to score in the low post, Al Jefferson drew double and triple teams, and even then that did not stop him at times.

Standing at 6'10'', with a 7'3'' wingspan, one would figure that Al Jefferson has the well-developed frame and length to be a force on the defensive end. However, due to a lack of defensive awareness and effort, Al Jefferson is arguably the worst defensive big in the league.

Although he shows slow progress on the defensive end as of late, he's still a liability at times. However, he did look better with Darko Milicic next to him, he even block ...

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