Coming into camp, Jazz center Al Jefferson felt better physically than he had in a long time, maybe ever.

Big Al spent most of the extended offseason on a workout mission in Santa Barbara. While dropping fat and adding muscle, the 280-pound Jefferson spent so much time at the Jazz-recommended P3 performance facility, he could give tours.

"The only good thing about the offseason going longer," Jefferson said, "was that it was just more time for me to work and get better."

The Jazz are excited to reap the rewards of Jefferson's working vacation in SoCal.

"His work in the summer's really showing," Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin said.