Report: Timberwolves trade Al Jefferson to Jazz

The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to trade power forward Al Jefferson to the Utah Jazz for two future first-round draft picks and the salary-cap trade exception, a person with knowledge of the deal told the Associated Press today. Full Story
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Arnold S

United States

#1 Jul 13, 2010
We still don't have a scorer, but Al didn't fit in well with the new offense. The frontcourt should be fine with Darko/Pekovic at center, Love/Beasley at 4, and Webster/Johnson at the 3.
Oh cmon

Rochester, MN

#2 Jul 13, 2010
I say we are screwed of ever winning anything in the next decade or so. I could have run this franchise better than Taylor and Co.
Walter

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jul 13, 2010
This team is in absolute disarray.
Eric

Duluth, MN

#4 Jul 13, 2010
This trade is the worst trade i've ever seen in my life. Big Al was a beast in the post and trading him for draft picks that you know are going to be late, cmon Kahn, you can do way better than that
Wahoo McDaniel

Rochester, MN

#5 Jul 13, 2010
David Kahn strikes again!
Go "Ghengis Kahn" Go!
Eric

Duluth, MN

#6 Jul 13, 2010
oh and the 76ers had a deal set that would send Andre Iqoudala to the Wolves for Big Al and Sessions
Rino

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jul 13, 2010
Looks like a compleatly new team again this year, I hope they will be able to out do last years stunning performance.
Model Airplane Glue

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jul 13, 2010
Eric wrote:
This trade is the worst trade i've ever seen in my life. Big Al was a beast in the post and trading him for draft picks that you know are going to be late, cmon Kahn, you can do way better than that
Big Al would put up 23, and whoever Al was covering would score 33. He also never stepped in when other teams guards drove the lane. I am actually ok with this trade.
Pfizzy

San Francisco, CA

#9 Jul 13, 2010
Minnesota gaines the ability to get a player later with a large salary and 2 first rounders, not bad. Jefferson will fit in great in Utah's Pick and Roll offense that will keep him around the basket at all times. I think he is better than Boozer. Boozer played when he wanted to play and took plays off when he wanted to. Jefferson is a better defender and can block some shots. With Okur, Milsap, and Kirelinko on the floor this is a big athletic team that can run and block shots. I like this move. Now use that trade exception on a player who can come here and make a difference.
Dan

Andover, MN

#11 Jul 13, 2010
just shows how stupid the GM is....you would not hear me cry if they moved this worhtless team
Mike

West Des Moines, IA

#12 Jul 13, 2010
Eric wrote:
oh and the 76ers had a deal set that would send Andre Iqoudala to the Wolves for Big Al and Sessions
That would have been a better trade for the Wolves, in my opinion, but why would the 76ers make that trade? They still have Elton Brand and his atrocious contract, right?
Odie Payne

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Jul 13, 2010
This is something I don't understand about fans and sportswriters. When players want to exercise their options and go to new teams, they are reviled and labeled disloyal, pampered puffs.

When fans or owners or sportswriters want a player to go, they can be mercilessly indifferent to the player, the player's needs, or the players feeling. There is no loyalty shown or thought needed.

Jesse Jackson was attacked for likening of the Cavaliers' reaction to James leaving, but the truth is, owners, sportswriters and fans act as though the players are chattel property.
Pfizzy

San Francisco, CA

#14 Jul 13, 2010
Wow, I could see everyone being upset if this team was close to winning but you know they are at least 2 years away. You have a big Salary cap exception that can eat up a huge salary and you can see whats open at trade deadline or wait until the next off season for a sign and trade for a big name. So everyone calm down a little bit. This team will be fun to watch.
Bobster

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Jul 13, 2010
Can we trade the Timberwolves for a new football stadium?
Con

United States

#16 Jul 13, 2010
Are you a frickin idiot? You get what will be picks that are 20 plus, throw away picks. This team just seems to get worse and worse. Only the frickin wolves would trade a player that can average 20 plus points for nothing.
Nobama

Duluth, MN

#17 Jul 13, 2010
Big Al was the best player on the worst team. Who cares if we lost him. He was very one dimensional. The T-pups are way better with out him and is everybody forgeting about the bad knee? Big men and knee blowouts dont mix well. Get rid of this guy. 2 first rounders for him? What a steal!!
Pfizzy

San Francisco, CA

#18 Jul 13, 2010
There was no deal with 76ers it was Dallas, and dallas was gonna give us Junk, and wanted us to eat contracts. 76ers were not close to this. This was a good trade given the size of the trade exception. WHat if We do exactly what Utah just did got to a team with a player that is unhappy like a David West, or a Lamarcus aldridge and make that trade just got to wait to see what happens. There is no player out there that is the difference maker fo Minnesota, but there will be and we have the ability to go get them now.
Sean

United States

#19 Jul 13, 2010
I think Kahn wants to try to get the record for fewest wins in a season!
Larry

Marshalltown, IA

#20 Jul 13, 2010
Odie Payne wrote:
This is something I don't understand about fans and sportswriters. When players want to exercise their options and go to new teams, they are reviled and labeled disloyal, pampered puffs.
When fans or owners or sportswriters want a player to go, they can be mercilessly indifferent to the player, the player's needs, or the players feeling. There is no loyalty shown or thought needed.
Jesse Jackson was attacked for likening of the Cavaliers' reaction to James leaving, but the truth is, owners, sportswriters and fans act as though the players are chattel property.
I hear what your saying, but in this case Big Al didnt want to be here anymore. He asked to be traded. Utah is a good team with one of the best coaches out there. I'm sure Big Al aint complainin..........
umm

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Jul 13, 2010
Good luck, Al.

This was a necessary move to make. The return the Wolves got isn't amazing, but fair given Al's age, health, one-dimensional game, and the fact that the Wolves made no secret of wanting to move him.

Kahn is building a deep, young pool of talent/potential. The Wolves will win more games this year, guaranteed. They are far from a playoff team, but as this group (+ Rubio and future draft picks) ages together they could be a very good team.

Plus, Al goes to a class organization that is a perennial contender. He deserves as much.

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