NBA Trade Rumors: Is Al Jefferson Being Traded for Zach Randolph & Draft Picks?

June 23rd, 2010 by Kevin Lindsey Leave a reply »

The latest trade rumor concerning Al Jefferson is that the Minnesota Timberwolves are exploring a possible deal that would send Jefferson to Memphis in exchange for Zachary Randolph and draft picks.

Jefferson is due $42 million dollars over the next three years, and Randolph is to be paid $17.6 million in the final year of his contract. The Grizzlies have three first round draft picks—numbers 12, 25 and 28. 

Jefferson was a solid performer last year after coming back from knee injury, and should be back to top form this year. 

While Randolph had a decent year, he is older than Jefferson, and the number of productive years for Randolph in the NBA is limited.  Additionally, Randolph had some recent troubling off court issues.

In May of this year, Randolph w ...

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