Al Jefferson knows he isn't a good defender. | Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline

Al Jefferson Admits He isn’t Good Defensively

by Mark Gunnels | Posted on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookEmail this to someoneShare on RedditShare on Google+

Al Jerfferson knows he isn't good defensively.

The Charlotte Bobcats signed the 9-year veteran to an three-year, $40 million deal this off-season. Michael Jordan’s team knew they were getting somebody to provide some much-needed scorer in the front court, but in basketball there happens to be two ends of the floor.

Most coaches and organizations value two-way players and unfortunately for the Bobcats, Jefferson isn’t that guy. He even admitted to Zach Lowe of Grandland that he’s a bad defender.

“It ain’t no secret around the league that I struggle with my defense,” Jefferson says. “My pick-and-roll defense is my weakness. And that’s mind over matter. I just gotta suck it up, get my ass out there, and do it.”

The moral of this story is that Al Jefferson may get you 18 points a game, but he’ll give them right back on the other end of the court.

 

Powered by
About the Author

22-year old college student at Lincoln University, majoring in journalism. I'm currently employed by Black Sports Online and Full Scale Sports as a sports columnist.

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


BlackSportsOnline
BSO Privacy Policy