The Minnesota Timberwolves' trade of Al Jefferson left both sides smiling

Al Jefferson drives to the basket in the third quarter of Saturday's game against the Washington Wizards at the Target Center in Minneapolis, December 26, 2009. Full Story
wolves fan

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Dec 22, 2010
Good article. Glad to hear Big Al is doing well and that the trade was a good fit for him. He always seemed like a good dude, but it was clear he had to go.
billy boy

South Saint Paul, MN

#2 Dec 22, 2010
Too bad the roof did not collapse at Target Center.
The Hard Truth

Northome, MN

#3 Dec 22, 2010
Thanks, Al, for being a class act. You lived too much in the shadow of the KG trade. I'm happy you got a chance to go to a team coached by one of the real greats, Jerry Sloan. And thanks, David, for being a class act in trading one of our really good guys to a team where he can be part of something good.

I think that this trade shows that two pretty good men were involved, despite the hammering that takes place on these message boards.

Merry Christmas to you, Al, and Happy Hannukah to David. I want the T wolves to beat the Jazz, but I'd love to see Big Al get a standing O and score 30 points in the loss.
conservative observations

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Dec 22, 2010
Of course, Big Al is happy in Utah. Who wouldn't be happy after moving from a developmental league team to the NBA?
Mike L

United States

#5 Dec 22, 2010
billy boy wrote:
Too bad the roof did not collapse at Target Center.
http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/news/20090916...

Kinda a cool thing they got up there on the roof. More than just snow would come down if the roof failed.
Fleeced

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Dec 22, 2010
I wish Al all the best. He is a good guy. That said I feel it was an awful trade for the Timberwolves. They were fleeced. Course I thought they were fleeced when they traded KG for Al + garbage too :P

“Do Da John Wall Dance! LOL!!!!”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#7 Dec 22, 2010
The timberwolves have really good players and talent but they don't know how to use the talent.

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Since: Oct 10

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#8 Dec 22, 2010
Like darko in the starting rotation put a guy like Nikola Pekovic there instead
DD Austin

Jackson, MS

#9 Dec 22, 2010
Both sides smiling? That is insane! The ONLY 1 smiling is Al. HE went to a real BB team, and the T-Wolves are right where they have been for 15 years now. Bottom feeders!! ;-(

Since: Feb 08

Big Lake, MN

#10 Dec 22, 2010
I went to a few TPups' games last year and I've never seen a player work less than Big Al. I'm sorry, but the guy would loaf out there, not rebound with authority, and whine and cry when things weren't going his way.

Glad he found a home where his effort is appreciated.
Mike L

United States

#11 Dec 22, 2010
DD Austin wrote:
Both sides smiling? That is insane! The ONLY 1 smiling is Al. HE went to a real BB team, and the T-Wolves are right where they have been for 15 years now. Bottom feeders!! ;-(
You don't think Kevin Love is enjoying having the lane clear for him? It's true that Al is enjoying the wins right now, but the Wolves have some good pieces in place. They are the youngest team in the league and they need time to improve as a unit. The defense is just terrible.
Mike L

United States

#12 Dec 22, 2010
SilverSoftcat319 wrote:
Like darko in the starting rotation put a guy like Nikola Pekovic there instead
Do you watch the Wolves? I ask because Darko has had a great year. He's second in the league in blocks and was scoring very well before hurting his ankle. Ask any knowledgeable Wolves fan and they will tell you he's the best center we have ever had. His competition? Rasho Nesterovic, Stanley Roberts, Cherokee Parks, and... You get the picture. Not much to choose from. I'm a huge Pekovic guy (I wear a Pekovic t-shirt to most home games) but he is not up to speed yet. He fouls way too much and hasn't shown he fully understands the offense.

I think Pek has some good years ahead of him. His legs are so big they make Kevin Love's look small in comparison!
Moss Sucks

Fargo, ND

#13 Dec 22, 2010
"I'm so glad I got that DUI." Another reason that pro athletes should never speak without their publicists standing nearby.
hey moss sucks

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Dec 22, 2010
he meant he was glad he got the DUI because it served as a wake up call for him you numb nut! You are an idiot

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