Is Al Jefferson Overweight?

by October 01, 2010

Jefferson showed up to camp 15 pounds heavier that he was last season — and forgot to claim that it was all muscle! — a concern for the Jazz that the Salt Lake Tribune raises: “Al Jefferson weighed in at 280 pounds for camp. That is 15 pounds more than Jefferson was listed at just four days ago. Asked today about Jefferson’s shape, Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan would only say that several players were not in ideal shape. Jefferson has said all the right things since joining the Jazz, and appears to be in a good mental space. He has nearly a month to get in shape and improve his conditioning, and Sloan has not made an issue out of Jefferson’s weight.The fact that Jefferson currently weighs as much as Fesenko is somewhat alarming. Long way to go, though, until Oct. 27.”