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Charlotte Bobcats sign Center Al Jefferson

Charlotte Bobcats sign Center Al Jefferson

Jul 4, 2013

“This one’s for North Carolina! C’mon and raise up, Take your shirt off, twist it ’round yo head, Spin it like a helicopter, North Carolina! C’mon and raise up, This one’s for you, uh-huh, this one’s for who? Us, us, us; yes sir!”

Sorry I got a little too excited. Anyways Bobcats fans have something to celebrate about because the team just signed former Utah Jazz center Al Jefferson to a 3 year 41 million deal.

This is excellent for the Bobcats as they now have a dominant force on the inside to pair up with number 4 draft pick, Cody Zeller. The Cats already have a pretty good backcourt (Kemba Walker, Gerald Henderson) so this is a great move for a team that had some of the worst big men in the league lining up for them.

It was reported that Jefferson was going to wait to see what Dwight Howard was going to do before he made a contract but after spending the last two days in Charlotte I guess he finally made up his mind.

Big Al averaged 17.8 ppg and 9.2 rpg last season with the Jazz, which will surely help the Bobcats’ frontline. Compared to the big men from last year (Brendan Haywood, Bismack Biyombo, Byron Mullens) this is a huge step up in production. Jefferson could possibly be an all-star for Charlotte if he helps them improve enough.

I think it’s turning out to be a good offseason for Charlotte as they have already addressed some of their biggest needs, which is talent in the paint.

They already let Mullens become a free agent and drafted his replacement, and I doubt moving Bismack and Haywood to the bench is that much of a problem. The best part about this deal is that the Cats are signing proven talent with Al Jefferson.

Originally I thought they would go for Andrew Bynum and let’s be honest he only had that one great season before not even playing last year. Great move Charlotte, plus I just heard the Cats are going to amnesty Tyrus Thomas. No more moves will even be needed to make Charlotte fans happy, they now have a solid big man and got rid of a solid scrub.

Was good though, it's me Everick Davis Jr. Born and raised in Portsmouth Virginia, I'm currently a senior at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. I watch every sport (not so much golf) but I am huge on the NBA. My favorite players right now are J.R. Smith, Russell Westbrook & Nick Young. Drinking beer and watching sports is my favorite past time and I do it year round! I used to play basketball on the regular until everyone else kept growing and I still stood at 5'6. So that's when I channeled my efforts into becoming the next Stephen A Smith or anything close to that. I currently write for "The Carolinian" newspaper in Greensboro, NC and intern for Random Fact about me, I love anime, my favorite one is One Piece! Second random fact, I got beatz! check me out

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