This is now a players league. We have seen a number of players "shoot their way out of town". Why do we think Jefferson would passively accept being mistreated by the wolves, if they tried to send him to a rebuilding team?
Note: Many of the trade scenario's for Al that I've seen are to another rebuild situation - a team that wants to dump payroll and start over.
If I was Jefferson's agent this is what I'd tell him:
Al, you have quietly accepted two wolves rebuilds and a "home town discount" in your short career in Minnesota (thats Al's viewpoint at least). If Kahn abuses your good faith by trying to send you to another "bad team", the "good soldier AL" should call a time out and demand a trade to a championship contender.
I tell Al, that I could "let the word get out" that you will "shoot your way out of town" if the wolves sent you to a team you don't approve of.
Under those circumstances no team except at least a playoff team or better still a championship contender would work a trade for you.
This threat to "shoot your way out of town" would greatly reduce your market value to the wolves. Kahn would want to prevent this reduction in market value and would therefore agree to send you to a "agreeable destination".
If I was Al's agent thats what I'd tell him.
So fans contemplating a trade for Al, remember he essentially has a veto. After all he has gone through in Minnesota, few neutral observers would side with the wolves if Al vetoed a trade he didn't like.
Tell me why I'm wrong?