Charlotte Hornets' Al Jefferson in action during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Al Jefferson is leaving the Charlotte Hornets.

Al Jefferson
Jefferson will provide the Pacers with a go-to scorer in the post

The Indiana Pacers have come to terms on an agreement with veteran center Al Jefferson.

Jefferson will receive a reasonable $30 million over 3 seasons.

This move means that the Pacers believe Jefferson’s disappointing 2015-2016 season was an anomaly, rather than a sign of deteriorating skill.

Jefferson has been a consistent player throughout the course of his career, averaging 16.7 points and 8.9 rebounds a game.  However, those numbers dropped to just 12.0 points and 6.4 rebounds last season.

Moving on does continue an interesting trend in Jefferson’s career.  Prior to the Pacers, he’d played with 4 different NBA teams (Celtics, Timberwolves, Jazz, Hornets), staying 3 seasons with each team.  This would suggest Jefferson will retire from the NBA following the 2018-2019 NBA season.

“Big Al” is an old-school, back to the basket player with a seemingly endless amount of post moves.

This is the second free agent the Hornets have lost today.

They did manage to re-sign small forward Nic Batum.


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