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Al Jefferson would be a key asset for any team.
This is an unlikely trade, given that the Utah Jazz really needs Al Jefferson in their lineup.
He is making $15 million this year and is an unrestricted free agent. Basically, he can shop around and get a nice, lucrative contract from whoever is willing to throw their dollars at him.
The Bobcats may have to join the trend of teams paying huge bucks in order to build for the future.
The Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets did it, with the Raptors recently getting Rudy Gay and the Rockets getting James Harden and Jeremy Lin last year.
The Bobcats would gain from at least staying in the loop.
This would definitely be a good pickup for the Bobcats. Jefferson’s post presence is still dominant, despite having lower averages in points and rebounds this season.
His determination to win would be another plus for Charlotte.
And it’s not all about stealthy post moves with Jefferson. He can even nail a three, as he proved against the Toronto Raptors in November when he tied the game at 104 with only five seconds left.
It would be wise to not get your hopes up, because the Jazz will probably keep him.