Report: Indiana Pacers make another move, sign veteran free agent Al Jefferson
The Pacers added another piece to their team, signing veteran power forward/center Al Jefferson to bolster their frontcourt, according to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski with The Vertical.
The Boston Celtics selected Jefferson with the 15th overall pick in the 2004 draft. He’s played for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz and Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets.
Jefferson averaged 12 points and 6.4 rebounds per game for the Hornets during the 2015-2016 season. He missed 11 games between Dec. 2 and Dec. 23 due to injury and a suspension for violating the NBA’s anti-drug program.
4 Fast Facts
- Pacers reportedly agree to deal with free agent Al Jefferson
- Jefferson was drafted in 2004 by the Boston Celtics
- He most recently played for the Charlotte Hornets
- The Pacers and Jefferson agreed on a three-year, $30 million deal, according to The Vertical
He was part of a Charlotte team that reached the playoffs, pushing the Miami Heat to seven games before ultimately losing the first-round series.
According to Wojnarowski, the Pacers and Jefferson agreed in principle to a three-year, $30 million deal.
The Pacers have been busy remaking the rosters in the offseason. They traded for former Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeff Teague and also acquired forward Thad Young from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for the team’s first-round draft pick.