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The Jazz took a gamble with their two unrestricted big men, and well they lost. Both Al Jefferson and Paul Millsap have decided to take their talents elsewhere.
Al Jefferson decided that he was better off served in Charlotte with the Bobcats. Jefferson will sign a three-year deal worth $40.5 million. Jefferson averaged 17.8 points and 9.2 rebounds last season.
As for Paul Millsap, the Jazz just lost him to the Atlanta Hawks. It’s being reported that Millsap will take a two-year deal with the Hawks for $19million.
Millsap averaged 14.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists last season for the Hawks.
Losing these two players means that the Jazz will be without a combined 32.4 points and 16.3 rebounds per game, something I’m not sure a single player could produce on that team.
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What were you expecting when the season ended? Draft, high hopefully, power forward maybe? A few free agents, but nothing major right? After all, there is some epic draft class next year. We want the Bobcats to be better, but not that much better before they become the Hornets, right? That’s what I figured. I [...]
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Bobcats agreed on Thursday to a three-year, 40.5 million contract with free agent center Al Jefferson from the Utah Jazz, said people familiar with the situation.
Jefferson will make 13.5 million in each year of the deal, with the third season being a player option.
The people spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because...
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The Utah Jazz’ front court just got a lot less crowded today thanks to the departure of Al Jefferson. Marc Stein of ESPN reported today on twitter that Al Jefferson has verbally agreed to a 3 year, $41M deal with the Charlotte Bobcats, with the ability to opt out in the 3rd and final year of his contract.
This is a good move for the Charlotte Bobcats...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Bobcats agreed on Thursday to a three-year, $40.5 million contract with free agent center Al Jefferson from the Utah Jazz, said people familiar with the situation.
Jefferson will make $13.5 million in each year of the deal, with the third season being a player option.
The people spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity...
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...
This is from yesterday, but at least wanted to touch on it. Al Jefferson is taking his talents to..Charlotte?
Big Al agreed to terms on a 3 year, $41 million deal with MJ's Bobcats yesterday (Jefferson also has an opt-out after year 2), and will now provide a low post presence and veteran leadership to a team in dire need of both.
In some ways, of course...
The Atlanta Hawks have come to agreement with Jazz free agent power forward Paul Millsap on a 2-year deal according to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Chris Broussard of ESPN adds the contract will be worth $19 million.
In order to absorb the $24 million in expiring contracts from the Warriors, the Utah Jazz renounced the rights to forward Paul Millsap, according...
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...
The Atlanta Hawks have reached a multi-year agreement with Utah Jazz forward Paul Millsap, according to multiple media outlets.
With the Jazz last season, his seventh NBA campaign, Millsap averaged 14.6 points and 7.1 rebounds, while shooting 49 percent from the field. He also tallied 15 double-doubles for the year, including a 20-point, 13-rebound, five-assist effort against the...
The Utah Jazz have renounced their Bird Rights to Paul Millsap in order to acquire two first round picks from the Golden State Warriors.
The Jazz used their cap space to acquire Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush from the Warriors.
Millsap is an unrestricted free agent.
Paul Millsap has agreed to sign a two-year, $19 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks.
Millsap had spent his entire career with the Utah Jazz.
The Jazz had to renounce their rights to Millsap to agree upon Friday's trade with the Golden State Warriors.
The Utah Jazz played a game with two of their unrestricted big men, and lost both of them in the process.
After allowing Al Jefferson to walk to the Bobcats, the Jazz just lost Paul Millsap who just agreed to a two-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that the deal is for 2 years at $19 million.
Last season, Millsap averaged 14.6 points...
Two people close to the negotiations say the Atlanta Hawks have agreed to contracts with free agents Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll.
The people spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity because contracts cannot become official until Wednesday when the NBA's free agency moratorium ends.
Millsap and Carroll played for the Utah Jazz last season.
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ESPN.com is reporting that Paul Millsap will not stay in Utah and has instead agreed to a 2 year, $19M deal with the Atlanta Hawks. This news means that the Utah Jazz are without both Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson, who earlier this week agreed to a huge deal with the Charlotte Bobcats. The Jazz clearly are looking to re-build around Trey Burke...