Timberwolves Trade of Jefferson to Jazz is about Assets, Not Players

July 15th, 2010 by Joe Mikolai Leave a reply »
As the rumors of the Timberwolves “haul” for Al Jefferson surfaced Tuesday morning with the trade to the Utah Jazz, my initial reaction upon hearing the paltry compensation was “What, that’s it? I mean, its good we finally got him moved but a lowly first-round draft pick from Utah that we’ll probably never see since its so well protected, so much to the point that it will eventually become cash someday. Where is the Marko Jaric-like “after so many years it loses its protection and goes to us no matter what?”

As more information came out, it was speculated that the players involved would and could be foriegn since Rambis liked a few guys on the Jazz roster overseas that he scouted.  The additional pieces we got back could also be a second round pick. Still kind of lame if you ask me.

What I did know and hinted at in my last article was, we would likely not be getting a player back, and if we did, he’d be a bench player at best, since, with our recent additions, where was he going to play? Better yet, how was he going to crack this lineup?

David Kahn is all about balancing the roster.< ...

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