Moving Forward: Settling Al Jefferson vs. Kevin Love Debate

June 5th, 2010 by Sam Louwagie Leave a reply »
This is the fourth post in a five-part series looking at the season past and offseason ahead as it pertains to each of the five positions for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Part 3, a look at the small forwards, can be found here.

It's decision time.

This offseason, Timberwolves President David Kahn will most likely turn the lights out on perhaps the most pressing question in Wolvesland for the last two seasons: Kevin Love or Al Jefferson? 

Kevin McHale created the conundrum in his final draft as the team's general manager, of course, when he traded third pick O.J. Mayo for Love. 

It became apparent this season that the idea of a Love-Jefferson frontcourt, like so many other McHale ideas, wasn't going to pan out. On offense? It's beautiful. Jefferson operates on the block, Love in the high post and in the midrange, and they truly did have some honest-to-God chemistry. 

But offense is only half the game, and... let's just say they fell a little short in the other half.

Both Love and Jefferson are undersized, slow-of-foot big men who make up for those deficiencies with incredibly high skill-levels (Jef ...

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