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Al Jefferson Named to All-NBA Third Team


Jefferson finished off  his 2014 trophy case stuffing with a 3rd team All-NBA selection, the first of his career. Dominant offensively and much improved defensively, Jefferson used an old-school center game to gobble up boards and send hook shots home.

While his focus is on the future and moving this franchise forward, he couldn’t help but enjoy the moment.

Jefferson tallied 191 points, included four First Team votes, from a panel of 125 sportswriters and broadcasters in the US and Canada.

He joins Eddie Jones, Glen Rice, Anthony Mason and Larry Johnson amongst the ranks of Hornets with All-NBA credentials.

Congratulations to Al Jefferson who has already brought home plenty of hardware for this Charlotte franchise. We’re looking forward to much more.

Special Note for the Comment Boards: The margin between Jefferson and second team center Dwight Howard was brutally close at 226 to 191. For your convenience here is a player comparison courtesy of Basketball Reference. Al Jefferson may not have had Dwight’s shooting percentages but he was a much bigger part of his team’s offense. Jefferson also stayed away from team performance killers like low free-throw percentages and high turnover rates.