Hoopsworld chat: Low trade value for Jefferson and Love...Howlin T-Wolf on Rubio...
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Shawn in Rochester, MN:
Hi Steve. What is the market like for Jefferson and Love? IMO the Wolves need to move one or the other. Who has more trade value? Any active rumors about them?
Very low... Big Al is tradeable, but he's never going to return what he gives you and while Kevin Love is a decent player, he doesn't make enough to return a real asset and his value is low too.
The Wolves are in evaluation mode, most teams don;t start talking trades until the Draft Combine which is May 19th... I wouldn't expect much on the trade front from Minnesota early, but they could be a player around the draft as they have three first round picks and two second round picks... not sure there will be five point guards available in this class, so Minnesota has to trade a few of those picks.
Former Gophers star Rick Rickert has signed with the Gold Coast Blaze of the Australian National Basketball League for 2010-11, the team announced today.
The 2003 Minnesota Timberwolves second-round draft pick led the NBL in rebounding (7.0 per-game) and averaged 12 points per game for the New Zealand Breakers last season.