News: Jefferson had 21 points and 14 rebounds in Wednesday's loss to Portland for his third double-double in four games.
Impact: Jefferson was 3 of 3 from the free-throw line and has shown a better touch lately from the charity stripe, shooting 78.9 percent over his last five games after shooting 59.6 percent previously.
News: Hairston suffered a sprained thumb in Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers, The Charlotte Observer reports.
Impact: Hairston returned from an ankle injury Wednesday, but he is now dealing with a new setback. It remains to be seen if the thumb injury will cost him further action, but he was seen wearing a brace on his hand following the game.
News: Hairston (ankle) will play Wednesday against the Trail Blazers, the Charlotte Observer reports.
Impact: Hairston will return to the floor Wednesday after missing four games with a sprained ankle. He could see extra minutes off the bench as well with Gary Neal (shoulder) declared out for the contest.