Ep. 29: Rick Bonnell on Al Jefferson

ORLANDO, Fla. — So far in free agency, the Pacers have agreed to terms with one player, veteran big man Al Jefferson. He cannot make it official by signing this new three-year, $30 million deal until after the NBA moratorium on July 7th.

Rick Bonnell has covered the Hornets for, well, a long time.

Rick Bonnell has covered the Hornets for, well, a long time.

To discuss Jefferson’s game, what he will add to the Pacers, and what kind of person he is, Scott Agness talks with Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer at the Orlando Summer League. He owns that beat and had a great relationship with Jefferson.

The 12-year center from Mississippi has played three seasons with four teams each: Boston, Minnesota, Utah, Charlotte.

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Topics Discussed:

  • The personality of Jefferson
  • Slimming down 20-plus pounds
  • The wear and tear on Al’s body
  • How he might fit in with the Pacers
  • So many Hornets players leaving for big free-agent deals

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