Not sure if this has been posted but the Boston Globe is reporting that that deal is in the works.
An NBA executive told the Boston Globe today that the Minnesota Timberwolves is working a deal with the Phoenix Suns that would send former Celtics forward Al Jefferson and their sixth pick in next week's NBA Draft for All-Star Amare Stoudemire.
The Suns, which have dangled Stoudemire for some time, fiound a suitor in Minnesota that is in transition. The team announced today that coach Kevin McHale has ended his 15-year association with the team. New basketball of operations David Kahn is looking to take the franchise into another direction.
I guess if you love Amar'e, aren't sold on Big Al's demeanor, and think that a PG at 18 might actually be just as good as the one you get at #6 then this makes sense but even then, would Stoudemire re-sign in Minnesota?
I could see the deal going down with the #18 pick but even then you have the issue of Amar'e's pending free agency.