He spins past defenders like his pivot foot was on ice and the defender's were in tar.
His fakes pull guys out of their shorts and let him glide through the space that person once occupied. His touch is so smooth and feathery light, he could toss fine crystal through the hoop without it being scratched.
Al Jefferson is a special player. And we're being robbed of his brilliance.
because of a sore Achilles' tendon that caused him to play less than
six minutes in the second half Saturday at Milwaukee.
Add it to the list. It seems like his entire career has been plagued by this kind of stuff. Just in his time with Boston he had too many ankle injuries to count, bone spurs and an appendectomy.
The league doesn't have a lot of back-to-the basket guys who can create their own offense like Al. He's an old school guy. An incarnation of Kevin McHale. There's a reason he had to go to Minnesota in the KG trade. When he's completely healthy, he's a beast on the blocks. A legit 20-10 guy.
But I wonder how often he's going to be completely healthy… and that's a shame. I hope he's going to be ready for the season… and ready to dominate the West. I'm rooting for him as hard as I root for any Celtic. I hope, for basketball's sake, he can shake this bug.