Winderman on Big Al and more
Q: It seems that Timberwolves President David Kahn would jump at the opportunity to take Derrick Favors or DeMarcus Cousins with the No. 4 pick, meaning that Al Jefferson might be up for grabs. I am really intrigued by the possibility of a Bosh or Amare frontcourt with Jefferson. Al is one of the few true back-to-the-basket pivots we have left in the NBA. — Brad.
A: On this one, I can only offer my opinion, and that is that Al is a high-volume producer on a low-impact team. I’m not sold on his game being a winning game and would rather spend cap space elsewhere.
From Steve Buffery/Toronto Sun: Rautins has a great shot
"We had Andy in for a workout and he performed very well," Minnesota Timberwolves assistant GM Rob Babcock said. "He is one of the best shooters in the draft and he has the ability to play both guard spots. He has a good feel for the game, plays hard and is very competitive. There is no doubt in my mind that he is a draftable player."