The Charlotte Bobcats have been regulars in the lottery round for a long time. And with basketball wunderkind and current Kansas Jayhawks Andrew Wiggins there is a lot of temptation in ‘tanking’ for Wiggins. Much like the “suck for Luck” campaigns the Colts fans embraced a couple years ago.
But the Charlotte Bobcats made a big step forward by signing Al Jefferson to a three year $41 million dollar deal. But it might have been Kemba Walker who helped pitch him and recruit him to Charlotte, a lot like Chandler Parsons with Dwight Howard.
According to a source familiar with the situation, Walker identified Jefferson, a low-post scorer, as the unrestricted free agent best suited to filling a team need. So the team encouraged him to reach out to Jefferson in the offseason to gauge his interest.Walker and Jefferson share an agent, Jeff Schwartz, so they had a connection. When Walker ran into Jefferson in New York, he lobbied Jefferson to consider the Bobcats, with Jefferson’s contract expiring with the Utah Jazz.