I get a real kick out of everyone ragging on AJ's rebounding. He is pulling down 10 per game and yet everyone complains that he doesn't box out. Seriously? You don't think that any team in the league would love a center that is at 26 ppg, 10 rpg and 2.5 bpg? The one bright spot we have and all people can say is "why can't get box out better so he can get more rebounds than Karl Malone averaged for his career".
And in defense of Jefferson think how this all must feel to him. He was so happy coming here. It was refreshing to see his humility in the interviews before the season. He just knew he was coming to play with the premiere point guard in the league, and on a team with a very strong winning tradition. Then they started the season pretty strong and got some energizing come from behind wins...then it all falls apart and he is in minny all over again, and it really had nothing to do with him. The seeds of team collapse were sown long before he got here. For him it was bad timing, and I feel for the guy. With how good he has been playing since the AS break I think he of all our players truly deserves accolades much more than criticism.