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CHARLOTTE, N.C. Al Jefferson stood up from the podium in his navy suit, dime-sized diamond earrings in both ears the type only a man who just signed a three-year, 41 million deal could afford.
His light-blue dress shirt hung untucked from the biggest free agent this citys ever seen. General manager Rich Cho and president Rod Higgins stood to his left and right beaming as the interior scorer they had searched for for years held up his new No. 25 jersey.
"Low-post scoring, that's a premium in our business," Higgins said. "If you can find a guy who can score in the low post with his back to the basket, normally those guys arent available and so were fortunate to have him."
It came at a premium, too a deal critics say was too high for a 28-year-old whose defense, especially against the pick and roll, is questionable.
But big names like Jefferson need opportunity and exorbitant contracts to consider small markets in free agency. Jefferson got both with Cha...
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Charlotte Bobcats: Al Jefferson Signing Grade
By Brandon Hartman: HoopStuff Senior Columnist
Jefferson’s contract: three years, 40.5 million
- I guess you just can’t feel too sorry for Jefferson; he must just really enjoy playing on some very bad and below average teams. After career moves of playing in the pre-Big 3 era in Boston (which was pretty awful), to being traded to...
The Charlotte Bobcats are discussing sign-and-trade possibilities with multiple teams after reaching an impasse in contract negotiations with guard Gerald Henderson, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Henderson, 25, is a restricted free agent. He averaged career highs in points per game (15.5), assists per game (2.6) and steals per game (1.0) this past season. He also pulled down 3.7 rebounds...
The Charlotte Bobcats are exploring sign-and-trade possibilities for restricted free agent Gerald Henderson.
Henderson’s representatives spoke with the Bobcats on Wednesday to discuss what the team might be prepared to pay him in a new deal.
Henderson scored in double figures in each of the Bobcats’ last 24 games, including 10 games of 20 or more points.
Wow...a big name Free Agent landing in Small Market Charlotte...and he's tickled to death to be here. Gotta love it!
As we all know by now, the Bobcats have been making some moves lately. Signing Al Jefferson and Josh McRoberts, drafting Cody Zeller, extending an offer to Gerald Henderson, not offering a contract to Byron Mullens, and finally amnestying Tyrus Thomas...
The Charlotte Bobcats have announced their 2013 Summer League Roster.
Bismack Biyombo, Cody Zeller, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Pat Ewing, Jeffery Taylor and Abdul Gaddy headline the roster.
The Charlotte Bobcats have had a pretty good off-season. They drafted a potential franchise player in big man Cody Zeller, brought back versatile big man Josh McRoberts and signed paint-changer Al Jefferson. In addition, they might still bring back shooting guard Gerald Henderson, and saved themselves some money and pain by letting forward Tyrus Thomas [...]