Charlotte Hornets: Best October/November Game by Each Starter

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Nov 4, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson (25) dribbles the ball as New Orleans Pelicans center Omer Asik (3) defends during the second quarter at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Al Jefferson

Game: November 7th Charlotte vs. Atlanta 122-119

Stats: 34 points, 3 assists, 9 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 blocks

Proffessor Al, Big Al, or just Al Jefferson. Whatever you call him, Jefferson is the heart and soul of the Charlotte Hornets. In the midst of the turmoil and disappointment of the early season, he has been the one consistent force within the team.

Jefferson showed why he is perhaps the best offensive center in the NBA against the Hawks. Big Al scored 34 points, while grabbing 9 rebounds in the exciting Hornets victory. That night Jefferson’s post moves had post moves. His ability to score down low with his tremendous footwork and body control is rivaled by few others in the league.

Jefferson leads the Hornets with 19.7 points per game, and a PER of 21. He is by far their best player, and even when things are not going well it is a treat to watch Big Al work his magic on the low block.