Pacers Waive Center Al Jefferson

The Pacers have waived veteran center Al Jefferson, Keith Smith of RealGM tweets.

Jefferson had a partial guarantee of $4MM on his $10MM salary for next season. Indiana gains $6MM in cap space by the move and could use the stretch provision to create even more room for thie summer.

Though the Pacers declined their $4.33MM option on Lance Stephenson‘s contract, they have added plenty of salary in recent days. They guaranteed Bojan Bogdanovic‘s $10.5MM salary and Darren Collison‘s $10MM deal.

Indiana also made a surprising three-year, $22MM free agent splurge for forward Doug McDermott and agreed to terms with first-round pick Aaron Holiday.

Jefferson, 33, has played for Indiana the past two seasons. He saw spot duty in 36 games last season as the No. 3 center, averaging 7.0 PPG and 4.0 RPG in 13.4 MPG.

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9 thoughts on “Pacers Waive Center Al Jefferson

  1. acarneglia

    I’d love for Big Al to come back to Charlotte as the teams 3rd center behind Zeller and Hernangomez.

      • acarneglia

        He’s got that old school post game that’s beautiful to watch. He had some really good years in Charlotte.

  2. I think he could still be the 2nd center in Charlotte, behind Willy of course, Zeller ain’t much use really, definitely he is not starting quality.

    • acarneglia

      Zeller starts. Hernangomez backs him up. Big Al is insurance at the 3rd center.

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