My thought is if they are offering Al Jefferson and in need of a center Chandler will get it done. Maybe a sign and trade of Ray and Chandler for Al and Sessions. They still have Rubio might be the hangup by getting a pg but maybe a 3 way would work adding NY giving them Ray and they send Lee to Minny.
STARTING AT FOOOORWARD...6'8"..Tyr......wait...Dom..who the fuck?
Ahhh music to my ears! But if they are trying to get al now it's not for Chandler. Maybe diaw and nazr?? That would be amazing!!! Al and Chandler together makes us a contender I believe post d and o
Jefferson In DemandIn talking to a number of league sources in the run-up to the draft, HOOPSWORLD keeps hearing one name, in particular, involving possible draft day trades. We've heard plenty of rumors involving Minnesota Timberwolves forward Al Jefferson, and it turns out that where there's smoke there is definitely fire. Quite a few teams have indicated that Al Jefferson is one of their primary targets this summer.
The issue, of course, is that the Timberwolves really have two starting power forwards. Jefferson was acquired in the trade that sent Kevin Garnett to Boston, but the team subsequently drafted Kevin Love, and Love appears to have all-star potential at the four. He's a better rebounder and as good a scorer as Jefferson, but he has the added ability of hitting the three and he's vastly better at the free throw line. The team tried starting Love and Jefferson together a few times last season, but that didn't yield the wins, so it appears the Wolves will cash in Jefferson and slide Love into the starter's role.
The challenge for Timberwolves GM David Kahn and his team will be finding just the right deal. Several teams believe a draft day deal could get the deal done, and that the Timberwolves have targeted a player near the top of the draft as their ideal piece. Given their need for a center - Darko Milicic is saying he's finished with the NBA and Ryan Hollins is inconsistent - the Wolves could use Sacramento's fifth overall pick to land a player like Greg Monroe from Georgetown. Jefferson would be an upgrade over Jason Thompson, meaning the Kings could send him out and land another piece for their long-term puzzle.
The Timberwolves also need an upgrade at the guard spots, where Jonny Flynn and Ramon Sessions both look like good back-up point guards and Corey Brewer also looks like he would be better served as a back-up shooting guard. Unlike last year, however, the 2010 draft class is not incredibly deep in talented guards.
Still, there are plenty of teams looking to make moves on draft day, and it sounds like Jefferson might be the biggest name that gets moved as part of the annual draft party. There are certainly a lot of teams saying they have had conversations with the Timberwolves about acquiring him.
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^ That guy thinks Jonny Flynn is a backup point guard? 13.5 ppg and 4.4 ast is not bad for a rookie pg playing for the T-Wolves IMO.
As for Jefferson, I wonder if the Kings would still be interested him now that they have Dalembert. I know Jefferson is a PF, but taking on both their contracts is pretty heavy. Anyways, I'm interested to see if we are one of the teams interested in Jefferson.
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how realistic is this, based on the assumption that boston wants to rebuild/dump salary. it is a huge risk for us, but can sure up our pf position for hopefully 2 of his 3 last years.
we trade diop or nazr (hopefully diop but more likely it would take nazr) and boris to the celtics for kg.
why we do it: if we can get 2 seasons out of kg it is worth it. he would fit like a glove in larry brown's system.
why they do it: if it is nazr, saves them 6 mil next year (plus he expires this year: tradeable) and boris expires in 2 saving them over 18 mil in year 3.
of course they would have to have other moves in the works to justify this move to their fans.