Hollinger actually admitted that the Wolves have done something worthwile.
For Minnesota, I can't argue with the idea of trading Jefferson. There was no way he could coexist in the same frontcourt as Kevin Love, and I'm a huge Love fan. Additionally, wiping away Jefferson's $13 million opens the door to substantial cap space -- it'll have it right away but may not choose to use it until next summer. Alternatively, it can adopt the Oklahoma City model and rent out its cap space in return for more assets. And two first-rounders never hurt.
Regardless, a frontcourt with Love, Michael Beasley, Nikola Pekovic and Darko Milicic will be a considerable improvement on last season's unit at both ends of the floor. The Wolves likely will spend another year in the basement, but one can at least see the kernels of a foundation taking shape.
That's the closest thing to high praise that I've heard about this team from any media member since well before Kahn got hired. Nice to see someone else seeing that we are in fact building something here and not taking players willy-nilly.
I particularly like the quote about OKC for those of you out there who keep Presti shrines at home. I think the team is planning on doing exactly the kind of renting he's talking about.