Big Al’s Paint remains one of the most durable and effective brands on hardwood floors throughout NBA arenas. Big Al provides an All-NBA paint presence when matched up against the leading competitors, tying for the league-lead in the NBA in FG% for shots in the paint (5-9 feet) at 50.0% (100 or more attempts). The key differentiator is Big Al’s trademark “low post formula.” Here’s a look at how Big Al stacks up against other leading brands throughout the NBA:
Big Al Compares Favorably With Other Top NBA Centers in Per Game Stats
The NBA’s PIE (Player Impact Estimate) statistic measures a player’s overall statistical contribution against the total statistics in games they play in.
Kevin Durant leads the NBA with a PIE of 20.9%.
New & Improved Formula
Big Al’s Paint has made a huge impact since relocating its headquarters to Charlotte.
- Named Player of the Month (March) for the first time in his career
- Averaging 20+ points and 10+ rebounds for the first time since the 2008-09 season.
- Highest defensive rebounding average of his career.
- Highest field goal percentage since the 2006-07 season.
- Usage rating of 26.6 is a career high.
- The player efficiency of 22.6 is the highest since the 2008-09 season.
New & Improved Formula Part 2
Since Big Al’s arrival, the Bobcats have improved in the following ways:
- The Bobcats have 36 victories so far this season, surpassing their total of 28 wins from the previous two seasons combined. The Bobcats are one of only 13 teams in NBA history that have surpassed their win total from the two previous seasons combined.
- The Bobcats have the eighth-ranked overall defense in the NBA allowing 101.9 points per 100 possessions and are sixth-best at defending two-point field goals (allowing 46.8%). Big Al works overtime, ranking second on the team in minutes played (34.3 mpg).
- The Bobcats are No. 1 in the NBA in defensive rebounding percentage, pulling down 77.2% of available defensive rebounds
- The Bobcats are giving up only 97.5 points per game, the fourth-lowest average in the NBA. Last season, the team allowed 102.7 points, ranking 29th in the league.
Al Jefferson 2013-14 Month-by-Month Per Game Stats
Al Jefferson 2013-14 Pre and Post All-Star Game Periods