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If Jefferson accepts the deal, you'll see Thomas get the boot. It's going to be close to a max level deal. 4 years 60 million dollars. It would leave the team with 5.5 million left over for this season and 17.5 million next season. 

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Can you remind me how people thought Tyrus Thomas was worth it? I said that when we originally got Tyrus and everyone blasted me.

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If Jefferson accepts the deal, you'll see Thomas get the boot. It's going to be close to a max level deal. 4 years 60 million dollars. It would leave the team with 5.5 million left over for this season and 17.5 million next season.

If he's smart, he accepts a deal around 4yrs/$48-$50 mil so that we can actually fill out a roster with some other good players in the future.

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Tyrus Thomas was the worst thing to ever happen to this franchise... What a poo head.

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Also for everyone talking about trying to sign another max free agent next season we have to start thinking about extending Kemba MKG etc so if you lock all your money up in players like Al you can potentially lose our own good young players.

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If he's smart, he accepts a deal around 4yrs/$48-$50 mil so that we can actually fill out a roster with some other good players in the future.

 

I'd much rather it be in the 48 million range, but everything is pointing to the 60 million range. Evans just got a 44 million dollar deal, West just got 36 million to stay on a team he enjoys playing for. Honestly anything over 8 million a season is a waste. He doesn't bring enough offensively to counter his defense to warrant a big contract over 8-9 million a season. Defense that's so horrible We're talking about 113 Points per 100 possessions with him and 102 or lower with out him.  

 

 

   That said, I expect the contract to be ridiculous because fans in Charlotte don't know how to be sports fans and are impatient and this screams forced move to attract fans.   

 

 

It will be a horrible move, just look at the statistics and it will show you that he poorly effects his teams defense and marginally effect his teams offense. Also Stats show he's not very efficient in the post and isn't that great shooting wise from the post.  His offensive ability just doesn't come close to overcoming the weak defense that he has, his speed also doesn't fit with what Coach Clifford wants to do.

 

Which means this is likely a forced move by MJ on Rich Cho and Clifford. 

 

 

http://www.rufusonfire.com/2013/7/1/4482412/cbs-sports-reports-bobcats-pursuing-al-jefferson-bad-idea

 

 

His offense is a remnant of an era past considering the dearth of true post threats today. Nearly 46 percent of his offense comes on post-up plays, on which he scores 0.89 points per possession. That's good enough to rank 44th overall in the league on such plays, but it's one of his least efficient plays, according to MySynergySports.com. Jefferson is also solid on pick and rolls and on cuts, though he didn't see as many of those plays as spot-ups. Overall, Jefferson's an efficient scorer with 0.97 points per possession (ranked 102 out of the entire NBA).

 

 

 

 

To make matters worse, statistics measuring team performance specifically with Jefferson on the court versus when he is off it indicate that he has a negative impact overall. The offense gets marginally better with him there, which is to be expected. Team effective field goal percentage (eFG) improves from 47.9 to 49.9 percent and turnover percent decreased with Jefferson on the floor for the Jazz. Despite this, overall offensive rating (points scored per 100 possessions) stayed about the same.

On defense, it's scary. Opponents shot a 51.7 percent eFG with him on the court, compared to 47.1 percent when he's off it. They don't turn the ball over as much when Jefferson's there. Points per 100 possessions for opponents jumped from 100.7 to 110.5 when Jefferson took the floor for the Jazz last year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The thing Jefferson has going for him is a big one, though. He's a talented threat capable of shouldering an offense in the post, drawing double-teams and not turning the ball over much. Whether it outweighs his defensive liabilities, I just don't know. Charlotte's already a godawful defensive team so it's not like Jefferson would make them worse, but if the team wants to climb out of the cellar of disastrous defense (and they do), I don't think it's going to be with Al Jefferson in the paint.

I'm also not really sure what the Bobcats are going for here. If they want to bring him in to put Bismack Biyombo into the backup center slot, the team has an offense-heavy frontcourt with Cody Zeller and one that will undoubtedly struggle to defend anything at the rim. Or they could push Zeller to the backup slot and Biyombo slides to power forward, which could help with Jefferson's lack of defensive talent. But how long until you wonder if you're holding back Zeller's development? I don't really get the possible fit.

If nothing else, I think this is the Bobcats trying to say they're serious about big name free agents.

 

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Most of you don't even go to the games and didn't start coming around until the name change and now you're worried about how bad the team will be if they resign McBob lol.

I hate when a 2000+ posters say this kind of crap. There's die hard bobcats fans who don't post on here.

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It wasn't directed toward anyone, if that's what you're asking... it was directed toward the amount of people this board picked up since the name change.

Who really give a damn. Are you kidding me?

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We should have traded for Run DMC, when we had the chance...

I'd give all of y'alls left nuts for him.

Yea you probably had to, bc Sac wouldnt even listen if we offered both of your nuts.

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Yea you probably had to, bc Sac wouldnt even listen if we offered both of your nuts.

 

C'mon you can do better than that...

 

#Weak

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NBA Free Agency: Al Jefferson’s Meeting with Charlotte Bobcats Not Expected to be Productive

By: Josh Hill

 

Free agent forward Al Jefferson is expected to meet with the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday but not much is expected to come of it. Yahoo! Sports guru Adrian Wojnarowski first reported that the Bobcats will be meeting with Jefferson but Bobcats beat writer Rick Bonnell says that fans shouldn’t get too excited about what might happen.

 

 

Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

Can confirm Al Jefferson is scheduled to visit Bobcats Wednesday. This sounds like more than a passing thing.

 

6:21 PM - 1 Jul 2013

 

 

Jefferson is expected to draw some serious interest on the open market but even if he only had a few teams interested in him, the chances he would put Charlotte at the top of his destination list is laughable at best. Jefferson is one of two big name free agents the Utah Jazz might be losing this offseason and it appears they’re more dedicated to hanging onto Paul Millsap than they are Jefferson.

 

That being said, if Jefferson is willing to come back to the Jazz, their inability to re-sign Millsap might push them towards seeing what’s possible with Jefferson.

 

Charlotte seems to be looking for the future and that might include a plan to tank in an effort to draft Andrew Wiggins in next year’s draft. But nothing is a sure thing in the NBA it seems — well beyond the fact that Jefferson won’t be signing in Charlotte unless he’s seriously convinced and even then it’s a long shot.

 

 

 

 

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NBA Free Agency: Al Jefferson’s Meeting with Charlotte Bobcats Not Expected to be Productive

By: Josh Hill

 

Free agent forward Al Jefferson is expected to meet with the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday but not much is expected to come of it. Yahoo! Sports guru Adrian Wojnarowski first reported that the Bobcats will be meeting with Jefferson but Bobcats beat writer Rick Bonnell says that fans shouldn’t get too excited about what might happen.

 

 

Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

Can confirm Al Jefferson is scheduled to visit Bobcats Wednesday. This sounds like more than a passing thing.

 

6:21 PM - 1 Jul 2013

 

 

Jefferson is expected to draw some serious interest on the open market but even if he only had a few teams interested in him, the chances he would put Charlotte at the top of his destination list is laughable at best. Jefferson is one of two big name free agents the Utah Jazz might be losing this offseason and it appears they’re more dedicated to hanging onto Paul Millsap than they are Jefferson.

 

That being said, if Jefferson is willing to come back to the Jazz, their inability to re-sign Millsap might push them towards seeing what’s possible with Jefferson.

 

Charlotte seems to be looking for the future and that might include a plan to tank in an effort to draft Andrew Wiggins in next year’s draft. But nothing is a sure thing in the NBA it seems — well beyond the fact that Jefferson won’t be signing in Charlotte unless he’s seriously convinced and even then it’s a long shot.

 

 

 

This sounds like more than a passing thing means the Cats are serious about trying to sign Jefferson...

 

Who is this guy and why does he have a job..

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