March 23, 2012; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson (25) boxes out Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov (25) during the first quarter at Energy Solutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE
Big Al has been an absolute beast here as a member of the Jazz; sure, he doesn't get to the line 10 times a game like Karl Malone did. But how many guys do? Big Al has a ton of post moves and instead of being a problem he champions our younger guys like Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter. Eventually Favors may be a better all around player in the FUTURE -- but that can only really occur because he gets to go and learn from and play against Al Jefferson in practice NOW. Kanter is learning too. I'm happy to have Sensei Jefferson on the Jazz right now. I don't think he can take us to the Western Conference Finals, or ever be an All-NBA Type, but he can clearly be a #2 option on a serious contender. The most logical thing would be to move him to one in a season or two to free up more time for his padawans. (Shout out to @JediZaugg )
This is a crazy pic, and a great box out. We need more of this.