On This Date In NBA History: January 4, Al Jefferson Was Born

Dec 3, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) boxes out Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32) during the first half at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

1985 – Happy 28th birthday to Utah Jazz PF/C Al Jefferson who is in his ninth NBA season. He was drafted 15th overall by the Boston Celtics in 2004. After Jefferson spent his first three seasons with the Celtics, he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves as a part of a package for Kevin Garnett. Then, after three years with the Timberwolves, Jefferson was traded to the Jazz for Kosta Koufos and a few draft picks. Interestingly, with this being his third season with the Jazz and his contract ending, he may not return to Utah after this season. One of the league’s best big men could be finding his fourth NBA home this upcoming offseason.

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