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This is the boldest and most expensive free-agent acquisition in the franchise’s decadelong history. Sources familiar with the deal say Jefferson will make about $13.5 million per season. The contract length will be two seasons, plus a third season at the 28-year-old Jefferson’s option. The Bobcats had many flaws in going 28-120 over the past two seasons. Arguably their biggest problem has been the lack of reliable low-post scoring. Shooting guard Gerald Henderson was really the team’s only post-up option last season. Charlotte Observer

Free agent forward Al Jefferson has agreed to sign with the Charlotte Bobcats on a three-year, $40.5 million deal, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. The deal has a player option in the third season, and the Bobcats will have to use their amnesty clause on forward Tyrus Thomas in order to make the deal work. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal can't be formalized until the free agency moratorium lifts on July 10. USA Today Sports

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