INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Pacers have released center Al Jefferson according to multiple reports.
The 14-year NBA veteran has spent the last two seasons with Indiana. He served more as a mentor last year, playing in just 36 games and averaging 7 points and 4 rebounds per game. He’s averaged 15.7 PPG and 8.4 RPG for his career.
Jefferson was scheduled to make $10 million next season. The team will still take a salary cap hit of $4 million, but can stretch it out over multiple years.
The Pacers have also released Lance Stephenson and Joe Young this offseason, while Glenn Robinson III left to sign with the Pistons. The team is set to add forward Doug McDermott in free agency.
Jefferson was scheduled to make $10 million for 2018-19. The Pacers will have a cap hit of $4 million on the books, or they could stretch it over 3 years at $1.3 million per season. Savings/cap space of $6-$8.7 million. https://t.co/f2840lB7RN
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) July 2, 2018
The Indiana Pacers have released veteran center Al Jefferson, league sources tell Yahoo.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2018