Al Jefferson hints that he'd love to play for Boston again
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.
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."
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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