Originally posted on Sports Rumor Alert  |  Last updated 6/11/14
Last summer, the Charlotte Bobcats (now Hornets) shocked many with their free agent signing of center Al Jefferson to a three-year deal worth about $40 million.Now, Jefferson is reportedly set to hit the recruiting trail this summer. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Hornets coach Steve Clifford thinks Jefferson's presence makes them an appealing destination for free agents.“He’s dramatically changed where we’re at as a franchise from one year to the next,” Clifford said of Jefferson, who last week was named All-NBA. “He changed his career with what he did this year, and it was already a really good career. He’s made this a more attractive place for people to come and play. No question about that.”Jefferson is likely already the best player the franchise has ever had since its birth in 2004, and he helps give them an identity they sorely lacked in previous years.Bonnell notes that the Hornets will have about $13 million in cap space free this summer. While that wo...
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