CSNNE's Sherrod Blakely posted a piece on Al Jefferson's return to Boston after the Celtics-Jazz game on Wednesday night. While most of the discussion about Big Al related to Jeff Green's monster dunk on him, Jefferson scored 13 points and grabbed 14 rebounds against the Celtics, and Doc Rivers highly touted his former player:
"He just keeps getting better and better," Rivers said. "The thing that I thought I'd never say about Al, but Al's becoming a better passer and I'm very happy about that for him."
While Jefferson is focused on his role in Utah this year, free agency is just around the corner for him. His $15 million dollar contract is up at the end of the season, and he will be an unrestricted free agent in 2013. And Boston is definitely on Big Al's mind:
Jefferson has said he's focused on doing all he can to get the Jazz back to the playoffs for the second straight year, but added that he would consider a return to Boston when he becomes a free agent."This is my first home," said Jefferson, who added that he loves it in Utah because they do things the right way, "kind of like Boston.""This will always be my home away from home, first place I've been; gave me a chance when nobody else did," added Jefferson. "If that (returning to Boston) ever happened, I'd love to do that again. But right now, it's all about taking care of business and finishing the season off right."
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DH 11/15/2012 02:17:00 AM Tweet