As free agency opens, the Bobcats are going after Jazz forward Al Jefferson, a league source tells Ken Berger of CBSSports.com (on Twitter). The unrestricted free agent is one of several key contributors in Utah that could be on the move this summer.
We heard last week that there's a rising sense around the league that the Jazz will simply let Jefferson walk. While that may seem crazy on the surface, there's actually little incentive for Jefferson to work a sign-and-trade deal unless he goes to a team that's over the cap. In the case of Charlotte, they have plenty of cap room to spare. They won't lure any max-caliber players in their direction, but they can definitely outbid the others for Jefferson and come out on top.