Al Jefferson Loves Utah But Wouldn’t Mind Playing in Boston Again

by November 15, 2012

With free agency looming next summer, Al Jefferson has some important decisions to make regarding his career and future. The Utah Jazz says that he loves his current situation, but if the Boston Celtics were to somehow re-acquire him, that would suit him just fine. Per WEEI: “We haven’t had any conversations,’ Jefferson said. ‘This is all about going out and taking care of business. If I go out and take care of my business, everything else will work itself out. I’m not really concerned about it.’ Jefferson is making $15 million in the final year of his deal in Utah. ‘I want to be in the NBA,’ Jefferson said. ‘When both teams want me, that’s when I need to start worrying. Right now, I just want to be in the NBA, I want to be with the Utah Jazz to be honest with you. I’d love to stay in Utah. They do things the right way, kind of remind me of Boston, first class. They do everything the right way. They have to do what’s best for their team and I have to do what’s best for my family. Right now, it’s all about winning and getting back to the playoffs. I’ll cross that bridge when I get there. You really don’t want to think too far ahead. You have to take care of business day-by-day. If I do my part, everything will work out.’ As for Boston? ‘This is my first home,’ he said with a big smile. ‘This will always be my home away from home. Danny Ainge gave me a chance when nobody else did. If that situation were to happen, I’d love to do that again. But right now, like I said, it’s all about taking care of business and finishing out the season right.'”