Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
It doesn't matter to Al Jefferson that the Charlotte Bobcats are a small market team that has struggled to find success in recent years. What matters to Jefferson is the Bobcats made him feel wanted. The 6-foot-10 center said he was blown away after meeting with team officials last week during a free agent visit, saying he ''couldn't sleep a wink'' in anticipation of signing with Charlotte. ''I can't express how happy I am to be here,'' said Jefferson, who was introduced at a press conference on Wednesday. ''The Charlotte Bobcats did a great job coming at me (in free agency) and made me feel like they were a team that really respected my game and made me feel like a part of the family.'' The Bobcats also announced they signed first-round draft pick Cody Zeller and waived forward Tyrus Thomas, designating him their amnesty player. By waiving Thomas, the Bobcats will save $18.1 million in salary cap space over the next two seasons. Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod ...
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