Al Jefferson
PF/C IND
2 weeks ago

Jefferson contributed 19 points (7-10 FG, 5-5 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one steal across 22 minutes during a 114-97 loss to the Pistons on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Jefferson's 19 points marked a season high as he received an increased workload off the bench. If Domantas Sabonis (calf) misses any more time, Jefferson would continue to be one of the main beneficiaries. If given enough minutes, Jefferson has a good track record of being able to provide points and rebounds. But he likely won't be filling up stat sheets soon, unless the team suffers numerous injuries.

Al Jefferson
PF/C IND
3 weeks ago

Jefferson registered four points (2-8 FG), eight rebounds, three blocks, two assists, and one steal in 18 minutes during Tuesday's 101-83 win over the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

Jefferson continues to play well off the bench, contributing averages of 7.5 points (50.0 FG, 71.4 FT), 5.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.2 blocks, and 0.7 steals in 16.5 minutes through six appearances. With that being said, Myles Turner (concussion), who has already been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers, is progressing toward his return, and Jefferson did not see the floor in the season opener when Turner poured in 21 points, 14 rebounds, four blocks, and two assists in 34 minutes. Once the Pacers are at full strength, Jefferson is not likely to be much of a factor in fantasy, so enjoy his modest production while it lasts.

Al Jefferson
PF/C IND
1 month ago

Pacers head coach Nate McMillan hinted that Jefferson would likely start at center in Monday's preseason game against the Pistons, Scott Agness of VigilantSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Pacers will rest four of their regular starters -- including big men Myles Turner and Thaddeus Young -- Monday, paving the way for Jefferson to receive his largest workload of the exhibition schedule after he was limited to a combined 18 minutes over the Pacers' first two preseason tilts. Though the 32-year-old likely won't be on tap for much more than a 15-to-20-minute role once the regular season arrives and Turner is back in the lineup, Jefferson could be an appealing DFS choice for the Monday slate due to the lack of competition for playing time. Even in his limited role last season, Jefferson was still a high-usage player when he was on the floor, averaging 8.1 points to go with 4.2 rebounds in 14.1 minutes per contest.

Al Jefferson
PF/C IND
7 months ago

Jefferson (ankle) is not listed on the injury report for Game 2 against the Cavaliers on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Jefferson entered Game 1 on Saturday with a questionable designation, but never ended up seeing the floor, although it's unclear if that was injury related or if it was a matchup-based decision. That fact that he's not listed on the injury report for Monday means he should be available off the bench, but it remains to be seen if he'll get any minutes, so it may be a situation to avoid for the time being. Kevin Seraphin has been the main beneficiary of Jefferson's minutes for the duration of his absence.

Al Jefferson
PF/C IND
7 months ago

Jefferson (ankle) is considered questionable for Saturday's playoff opener against the Cavaliers.

EDGE Analysis

Jefferson has been sidelined for Indiana's last eight games due to complications from a sprained left ankle. Although the big man is thought to be edging closer to his return, it remains to be seen whether he'll finally be available again Saturday. While Jefferson's status will have to be monitored in advance of tipoff, Kevin Seraphin figures to remain a part of the Pacers' rotation if Jefferson is unable to play.

Al Jefferson
PF/C IND
7 months ago

Jefferson (ankle) will not play in Wednesday's matchup against the Hawks, Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jefferson was downgraded to doubtful earlier in the day, so this status update comes as no surprise. The Pacers are still battling for one of the final spots in the playoffs, so the veteran would likely suit up if he could go. Look for Kevin Seraphin to see an increased role off the bench providing depth at center with Jefferson sidelined.

Al Jefferson
PF/C IND
7 months ago

Jefferson (ankle) has been downgraded to doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Hawks, Nate Taylor of the Indianapolis Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jefferson hasn't seen the court in eight straight contests while dealing with a left ankle sprain and his status for Wednesday's contest doesn't seem like a step in the right direction for him and the Pacers, who are at risk of missing the postseason Wednesday. If he ends up being sidelined, expect Kevin Seraphin to continue serving as backup to starting center Myles Turner.

Al Jefferson
PF/C IND
7 months ago

Jefferson (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's tilt against the Hawks.

EDGE Analysis

While Jefferson has been cleared over the past two contests to see the floor after recovering from a left ankle sprain that cost him six consecutive games, he didn't take the floor in either outing. The team would likely prefer to hold Jefferson out to help him recover before the postseason, but the Pacers haven't yet clinched a playoff spot, making the decision more difficult. Expect possible updates throughout the day, with a final word likely coming closer to tipoff. If he ends up sidelined, Kevin Seraphin will probably continue serving as the squad's reserve center behind Myles Turner.

Al Jefferson
PF/C IND
7 months ago

Jefferson (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the 76ers, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jefferson was cleared to play in the Pacers' last two contests, but he ended up being held out both games for additional rest and recovery. It appears Jefferson may still be dealing with some lingering discomfort and he'll once again sit out Monday. Jefferson's next shot to play will be Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Hawks, but in the meantime, Kevin Seraphin should continue to serve as the team's backup center behind Myles Turner.

Al Jefferson
PF/C IND
7 months ago

Jefferson (ankle) is questionable to participate in Monday's matchup against the 76ers.

EDGE Analysis

Jefferson is dealing with a sprained left ankle, which caused him to originally be sidelined for at least two weeks, but he was recently cleared to play after only a week off the court. The Pacers want to be cautious with their big man, however, so he could see some restrictions as he makes his return. His status should be updated come closer to tip-off.