Posted June 24, 2013

Reports: Utah Jazz may let Al Jefferson test free agency

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Al Jefferson likely has played his last game in a Utah Jazz uniform. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Al Jefferson likely has played his last game in a Utah Jazz uniform. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Utah Jazz power forward Al Jefferson may have played his last game in a Jazz uniform, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. The Jazz may let the talented big man walk away and test free agency while the franchise will focus on spending elsewhere.

Jefferson, a free-agent this summer, just completed the final year of a five year, $65 million extension he signed while he was a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves. At $15 million a year, Jefferson was the highest paid player on the Jazz’s roster in 2012-13.

He was dealt from the Timberwolves to the Jazz in exchange for Kosta Koufos and two first-round picks in 2010. Jefferson averaged 17.8 points on 49.4 percent shooting and 9.8 rebounds-per-game last season with the Jazz.

Jefferson was taken by the Boston Celtics with the 15th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft.


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