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NBA: Uncertainty aside, Jazz’s Al Jefferson ready for camp
NBA » Big Al shrugs off the uncertainty regarding his future.


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Executive vice president of basketball Kevin O’Connor and new general manager Dennis Lindsey acquired those three veterans to address Utah’s need for outside shooting.

If they consistently knock down shots, Mo Williams, Marvin Williams and Foye could make Jefferson’s life on the block less strenuous and more productive.

At a glance

Al Jefferson’s career statistics,season-by-season

Season Team Games Points Rebs. Assists

2004-05 Boston 71 6.7 4.4 0.3

2005-06 Boston 59 7.9 5.1 0.5

2006-07 Boston 69 16.0 11.0 1.3

2007-08 Minnesota 82 21.0 11.1 1.4

2008-09 Minnesota 50 23.1 11.0 1.6

2009-10 Minnesota 76 17.1 9.3 1.8

2010-11 Utah 82 18.6 9.7 1.8

2011-12 Utah 61 19.2 9.6 2.2

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"The GMs did a hell of a job improving our team," Jefferson said. "I feel a lot better. [The Spurs] taught us, once you get to the playoffs, it’s a whole new ballgame. It’s not like the regular season. ...

"But I give a shout-out to the GMs. We took big steps in the offseason. Big steps. I feel really good going into training camp — that we can take last year’s experience and be better."




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