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Al Jefferson
Al Jefferson
Position: C-F
Born: 01/04/85
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:265 lbs. / 120.2 kg.
Salary: $9,769,821
Al Jefferson is a man of many words, always happy to talk at length about any subject. Yet when he saw Kevin Pritchard for the first time after the Pacers stood pat at the NBA trade deadline, he only needed two. “Thank you,” Jefferson told the Pacers team president. For Jefferson, two little words carried a whole lot of meaning. Thank you for keeping me in this locker room I love. Thank you for not dealing away any of my friends. Thank you for believing this team can continue to defy expectations.
The 33-year-old big man, part of more than a couple deadline day rumors, did not feel it was his place to make that sort of request. He also had enough faith in Pritchard to know he didn’t have to. “I wasn’t one of the (six),” Jefferson said amid an buoyant Pacers locker room after their 121-113 win over the Knicks. “They’re always going to do what’s best for the team, so I never tried to get involved in that trade stuff, even though I know I could have gone to KP, because we have a great relationship. But KP, I know he’s smart enough to see what we have.”