He's been good the past few games, not really this year yet.
11-29-2012 05:47 PM
Jefferson's D is bad...but his scoring has kept us in games. Without him we aren't above .500. I was at the Denver game, without him we get blown out
jefferson is as horrible defensively as he has ever been, don't kid yourself.
but yes, on offense he has had a few games where he's been other-worldly.
Yep, that 15 million couldnt be spent a better way.
Jeffersons defense on the guy he is defending is better than Boozer and his help defense is better than Boozers. Neither are good but Boozer moved out of the way on defense sometimes Al does but usually he puts a hand up and sometimes he gets up and blocks a few shots. Boozers man defense was trying to slap the ball away when they pulled up for the shot, that is it. Al tries to stay in front and keep a hand up. Boozer was a little better on offense mostly because his mid range shot was pretty reliable, and better with pick and roll situations.
Jeffersons defense reminds me more of Okur's defense when he was about the same age. Poor lateral speed on help defense and not aggressive enough usually.
Originally Posted by Crawlnstall
it was because of his defense jazz got down.
without jefferson we would have won 2 more games.
al's scoring is something close to elite. there aren't many big guys with his touch, footwork and range of moves.
he's passing a lot better out of double teams this year.
his man-to-man defence is fine, good for a strip/pokeaway once a game and the occasional block.
his pick and roll defence is poor.
his help defence is really poor.
unfortunately our guards can't keep anyone out of the paint, so when he gets drawn to help this aspect is getting exposed often.
the denver and new orleans games have really highlighted this for me.
so why isn't anyone talking about how ordinary our backcourt is defensively? if they stepped it up a bit he wouldn't appear half as bad.
seriously people over here have short term memory loss.
al is still sucky al.
plays no defense, it's the regular season so it wouldnt matter that much.
but come playoff time any team we draw will be having a field day on offense
I can't be the only one that only wants him to be re-signed only for the reason to see Dutch go all nuclear, I would keep an eye on world news stories to see what the fall out is.