January 5, 2011
Dontell Jefferson - Jefferson has been in the NBA before, spending a part season with Larry Brown's Bobcats a couple of years ago, used largely as a defensive specialist combo guard. He's been a good quality D-League player for a few years, and has improved significantly as a scorer since leaving Arkansas. However, he blew out his knee partway through last season, missed the remainder of the campaign, and is still far from at his best. Jefferson averages only 10.3 points and 3.4 assists in 8 games with the Idaho Stampede this season; the Stampede traded for him just after the season began, yet have only this week had to release him due to injury, as Jefferson's struggle to get back to 100% continues. When healthy, he's a talent.
August 21, 2010
- Dontell Jefferson - Jefferson, a one time Bobcat, is a big point guard (6'5) who is best on defense. He was an absolutely dreadful scorer in college, scoring only 5 total points more than total rebounds grabbed in his senior season at Arkansas, but a few years of developing in the Developmental League have helped him improve. Jefferson can now drive to the basket and shoot to adequate standards, and looks to score rather than just swing the ball now. It's a good example of the D-League in action, and Jefferson earned a lengthy stay with Charlotte in the 2008-09 season. Jefferson was on the cusp of a call-up last season as well, averaging 18/6/4 for the Utah Flash, but went down with a season-ending knee injury in early March, just as all the call-ups had begun.
March 24, 2010
- Dontell Jefferson
Jefferson was waived by the Bobcats in training camp after they signed Ronald Murray for guard depth. He returned to the D-League to spend another season with the Utah Flash, averaging 17.5 points and 5.5 assists in 34 games as a constant figure in the team's myriad of guards this season. However, Jefferson's season ended prematurely late last month when he suffered a knee injury.