Al Jefferson has often found himself on rebuilding teams dating back to early in his career with the Boston Celtics and now with the Charlotte Bobcats.

Jefferson signed a three-year, $41 million deal with the Bobcats in free agency.

“For the record, being a free agent is not fun," said Jefferson. "It’s nothing like I thought it would be. Charlotte was the team who showed interest in me. To me, that’s all I needed with the coaching staff, [coach Steve Clifford], Patrick Ewing, Mark Price, Kemba Walker, [Kidd-Gilchrist]. To me, that’s where I wanted to be and I made a decision.”

Jefferson hopes to remain with the Bobcats for the remainder of his career.

“I could see [finishing my career] here because they’re headed in the right direction,” he said. “And they wanted me to be a part of it.”