The Charlotte Bobcats name has been synonymous with failure the past two years. They had the worst win percentage in league history during the lockout-shortened 66-game season in 2012 and were just a game better than the Magic for the worst record in the league in 2013.
The cruel gods of the Lottery cursed them then by leaving them outside the top pick in 2012 (they took Michael Kidd-Gilchrist second) and outside the top three in 2013 (they took Cody Zeller fourth).
Eventually Charlotte had to do something to make its team better or at least respectable.
The Bobcats may have done that in signing Al Jefferson to a three-year deal worth about $40 million. Jefferson will have a player option for that third and final year. Charlotte will use its amnesty waiver on Tyrus Thomas to make room for Jefferson's proposed $13 million salary.
Acquiring Jefferson though shows the Bobcats are serious about getting out of the basement. Jefferson is one of the premier offensive po...