It’s About Time: Al Jefferson Is Traded To the Utah Jazz

July 14th, 2010 by max minsker Leave a reply »
Al Jefferson was the last man standing from the trade that sent Kevin Garnett to the Celtics after the 06-07 season. Jefferson was the key piece to that trade, and the Wolves decided to lock the young big man up long term in 2007 when he signed an extension that would keep in Minnesota until at least the 2012-2013 season.

Why the Timberwolves decided to hire coach Kurt Rambis, I will never know. Kurt Rambis likes to run an up-tempo offense. He likes to get up and down the floor quickly and score buckets in transition.

Al Jefferson is at his best when he can jog slowly down the floor, burrow under the basket, and score in the low post where he has developed a great array of moves that may be among the best in the league. 

It was pretty obvious that when Rambis was hired, that Jefferson would not play the remainder of his extension with the Wolves (again, I have no idea why they hired Rambis). Al Jefferson is an up-and-coming star, and as a Timberwolves fan I am sad to see him go.

Jefferson, who is only 25, can get you 20 and 10 most nights, as he has averaged that two of the last three years, as Jefferson did not average 20 and 10 ...

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