Cats pounce on Al Jefferson @ 3 yr/$41m

Cats pounce on Al Jefferson @ 3 yr/$41m

Postby JSM on Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:27 pm

Ken Berger ‏@KBergCBS 1m
As free agency opens, the Charlotte Bobcats are pursuing Jazz forward Al Jefferson, a league source tells @CBSSports.
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Re: Cats set sights on Jefferson

Postby Battle Tested20 on Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:24 am

Saw this on tweeter and thought it was funny:

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The Bobcats' pitch to Al Jefferson will be at an airport Burger King.
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Re: Cats set sights on Jefferson

Postby MadMax on Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:14 am

Battle Tested20 wrote:Saw this on tweeter and thought it was funny:

Dexter Fishmore ‏@dexterfishmore 3h

The Bobcats' pitch to Al Jefferson will be at an airport Burger King.

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Re: Cats set sights on Jefferson

Postby therealdeal on Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:01 am

Why in the world would a FA pick going to Charlotte other than for the money?

And I've got to think Jefferson can get more money somewhere else. Or equal money somewhere else. And if so, why pick the Bobcats? :man10:
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Re: Cats set sights on Jefferson

Postby JSM on Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:30 pm

^ Get to play MJ 1-on-1 in practice? I don't know...that's all I got.
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Re: Cats set sights on Jefferson

Postby JSM on Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:12 pm

Chris Broussard ‏@Chris_Broussard 2h
Al Jefferson spent past day and a half with Bobcats. He wants to see where D12 goes before committing bc Mavs may offer if it loses on D12

Chris Broussard ‏@Chris_Broussard 2h
Jefferson looking for 4-year deal starting at about $15 mill....

A lot of coin for a bottom feeder to pay.
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Re: Cats set sights on Jefferson

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:20 pm

15m for a guy who doesn't play defense
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Re: Cats set sights on Jefferson

Postby therealdeal on Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:18 am

And if I'm the Cats, I do the same thing the Kings just did and I pull the offer.

Jefferson is basically saying "I don't want to go there, but if you throw enough cash at me I will. In fact, I'm going to wait and see if someone else will pay me a lot too. Same thing Iguodala did.

It's bulls***. If that were me, I'd say f*** off then.
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Re: Cats set sights on Jefferson

Postby JSM on Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:48 am

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Al Jefferson is heading to Charlotte on three-year deal worth estimated$41 million with opt out after Year 2, sources tell ESPN
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Re: Cats pounce on Al Jefferson @ 3 yr/$41m

Postby JSM on Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:50 am

Guess he couldn't find money elsewhere. Congrats MJ, I guess. Overpaid when they have no future to look forward to, but at least have a marquee player.
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Re: Cats pounce on Al Jefferson @ 3 yr/$41m

Postby escobar8 on Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:51 am

now that is overpaying...but that are cats...no FA will go there if they dont overpay...
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Re: Cats pounce on Al Jefferson @ 3 yr/$41m

Postby therealdeal on Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:52 am

This could mean that he gave up on Houston potentially offering him more money. Could mean Dwight made a decision.

Or it could mean the feeling he got was that Charlotte was the only team willing to offer him this kind of money.

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Re: Cats pounce on Al Jefferson @ 3 yr/$41m

Postby OX1947 on Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:02 am

At least they have a guy now who can get them 20-10 a night.
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Re: Cats pounce on Al Jefferson @ 3 yr/$41m

Postby Battle Tested20 on Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:15 pm

JSM wrote:Guess he couldn't find money elsewhere. Congrats MJ, I guess. Overpaid when they have no future to look forward to, but at least have a marquee player.

The one draft where you actually really want to try and get a high lottery pick they know porbably won't get that chance. Granted they still won't make the playoffs and will still have a lottery pick, it just won't be as good as it should with this kind of talent probably coming out.
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Re: Cats pounce on Al Jefferson @ 3 yr/$41m

Postby Iceberg Slim on Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:27 am

Everyone is overpaid in the league. No big deal here. Not like they didn't have the money. They aren't paying anyone else of value. And they got rid of Tyrus Thomas' toxic contract. Either way, nice pick up for the Cats/Hornets. This changes the complexion of this team a bit and allows draftee Cody Zeller to work as a stretch 4 which looks like his natural position. Additionally, they will still be bad enough to snag a top 5 pick in a draft that will feature 5-8 future NBA all-stars next year.
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