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Horncats interested in Al Jefferson

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Is more like that guy that sits around playing 2k 14 hours in a 24 hour day, thinking he can run the franchise because he traded for LeBron James...

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Remember that Jefferson is still only 28 and in his prime. If we could pull this off, we could only imagine what our future would be if we're able to land a Top5 pick next season.

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Remember that Jefferson is still only 28 and in his prime. If we could pull this off, we could only imagine what our future would be if we're able to land a Top5 pick next season.


He is only 28, but Bonnell did point out that he came to the NBA straight out of high school and has been a significant minute-muncher since he entered the NBA (Celtics, Jazz).

He probably has four more good years of tread left on the tires, but there is no reason to overpay him... It's not like Salt Lake City is a much bigger market than Charlotte (if at all), so he's obviously used to the whole small market thing by now.

With that said, sign his ass up...

He would be a good guy to pair with Biz, because they have different weaknesses (Biz- offense, Jefferson- defense), so it's not like we would have to worry about a duo that can't put it in the hoop or can't defend.
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He is only 28, but Bonnell did point out that he came to the NBA straight out of high school and has been a significant minute-muncher since he entered the NBA (Celtics, Jazz).

He probably has four more good years of tread left on the tires, but there is no reason to overpay him... It's not like Salt Lake City is a much bigger market than Charlotte (if at all), so he's obviously used to the whole small market thing by now.

With that said, sign his ass up...

He would be a good guy to pair with Biz, because they have different weaknesses (Biz- offense, Jefferson- defense), so it's not like we would have to worry about a duo that can't put it in the hoop or can't defend.

Yea, but guys like Garnett is still playing pretty going into his 18th season and Duncan at 16th. And, both are 37 years of age. Jefferson is 28 and in his 9th season. Proportionally, Jefferson would be the same age as Garnett and Duncan going into his 18th season. I think Jefferson can still have 4-6 years of really good ball. Either way like you said, sign his @ss! If somehow it's just 4 more years, I'd take 4 years of strong presence in the post game than not having any. I believe Jefferson is a guy worth 14-16mil?? I mean we can't be greedy if we want to win.

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Yea, but guys like Garnett is still playing pretty going into his 18th season and Duncan at 16th. And, both are 37 years of age. Jefferson is 28 and in his 9th season. Proportionally, Jefferson would be the same age as Garnett and Duncan going into his 18th season. I think Jefferson can still have 4-6 years of really good ball. Either way like you said, sign his @ss! If somehow it's just 4 more years, I'd take 4 years of strong presence in the post game than not having any.


Remember though, Jefferson weighs a lot more than Garnett; so it's much harder for him to get up and down the court. Four more years of a consistent double-double player isn't too much to ask though, you just don't want to overpay him. If you overpay, you set the rebuilding process back further (see Tyrus Thomas).

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Bobcats fans worrying about Jefferson being 28 and maybe only having a few years left, and this and that, is like internet guys giving women low scores when they couldn't even land those in real life.  If Jefferson wants to play here in Charlotte, bring him in and deal with his weaknesses lol.

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Remember though, Jefferson weighs a lot more than Garnett; so it's much harder for him to get up and down the court. Four more years of a consistent double-double player isn't too much to ask though, you just don't want to overpay him. If you overpay, you set the rebuilding process back further (see Tyrus Thomas).


Actually, 4 years of double-double is pretty hard to ask in this franchise. Just saying. And I wouldn't compare Jefferson with TNT. I think this would be a really good move and not one which is going to set us back. We really just need the 2014 Draft and that's pretty much it. I think that's the plan for Cho. I mean we're paying Ben Gordon 13 mil at the moment for pretty much nothing. Why not make it with something.

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tank one more year.  please don't sign him

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Bobcats fans worrying about Jefferson being 28 and maybe only having a few years left, and this and that, is like internet guys giving women low scores when they couldn't even land those in real life. If Jefferson wants to play here in Charlotte, bring him in and deal with his weaknesses lol.


Lol agree.

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tank one more year. please don't sign him


We'd still gonna be pretty bad with Jefferson. Not terrible, but 20-30 wins bad.

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Jefferson would sell tickets which this team desperately needs, and it wouldn't make us amazingly better.  We'd be more respectable, that's for sure.

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Bobcats fans worrying about Jefferson being 28 and maybe only having a few years left, and this and that, is like internet guys giving women low scores when they couldn't even land those in real life. If Jefferson wants to play here in Charlotte, bring him in and deal with his weaknesses lol.


Beggars can be choosers when it could potentially set your franchise back if you overpay him.

There are definitely valid concerns there, but his "good" outweighs his "bad".

That is still no reason to overpay though.

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