Reports: Utah Jazz may let Al Jefferson test free agency
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.