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Jazz: Big Al’s rocky ride

Jazz: Big Al’s rocky ride

By Brian T. Smith
The Salt Lake Tribune
Updated Jan 30, 2011 01:02AM MDT
Al Jefferson is not perfect on the basketball court.
The Jazz center acknowledges it. Western Conference scouts, who alternately praised and picked apart his game, pointed it out. And Utah’s players and coaches openly discussed the offensive and defensive holes that are apparent in Jefferson’s work-in-progress attack.
But with the Jazz’s major offseason acquisition more than halfway through his first season in Salt Lake City, Utah general manager Kevin O’Connor responded with a simple, straightf...

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