Moving on Up: Minnesota’s Al Jefferson is Back and Determined to be a Hit

Posted: 18th September 2009 by Matthew Hayden in NBA
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There comes a time in everyone's life when they realize they know what they are going to be. Al Jefferson is arguably the NBA's most skilled power forward, using quickness, drop steps, post moves, strength and agility to break down the opposition limb for limb in the same way a Samurai slices and dices. At 6'10'', Jefferson is one of the NBA's young and upcoming All-Stars. Last season he averaged 23 points and 11 rebounds. 30 double doubles in 50 games, and was subjected to a torn ACL, which ended his season. Now, seven months later, Jefferson is more determined than ever to put his history of injuries behind him. Kurt Rambis: "I'm pleasantly surprised that he's down here taking contact,'' Rambis, the Minnesota Timberwolves' new head coach said amid the thumps, whirs and heavy breathing of ...

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