Lee's agent has "been talking to Kahn all day," Hoopsworld on Big Al and more
From the Timberwolves site: David Lee Visits Wolves
Following the visit, Kahn released this statement:
"We had a very good meeting with David Lee today. We enjoyed getting to know David and providing him an opportunity to hear our vision for our team, and his potential role with us. This was the first step in the process and we will be in contact with his representatives later this week."
Lee's agent Mark B. in text: "Been talking to Kahn all day... as well as a bunch of other teams... a lot going on. Can't get too specific."
Sometimes you hear something becoming a meme in the general discussion around the NBA and you wonder where it's coming from. It's widely known that Minnesota Timberwolves forward Al Jefferson is on the block, as the team looks to move forward with Kevin Love as their starter. Contrary to several rumors, Jefferson has not asked for a trade. Far from it. Additionally, Jefferson has re-engaged Walter Norton, his strength and conditioning trainer from his days in Boston, and is in the best shape of his life.
Once Chris Bosh, Amar'e Stoudemire and Carlos Boozer decide their fates, Jefferson is expected to be in demand.
The Timberwolves by now have offered Al Jefferson and Corey Brewer to roughly everyone in the NBA and there is interest from a number of teams, but nothing seems likely until the LeBron James-Dwyane Wade-Chris Bosh shoe drops.
The rumor that got a lot of traction this weekend suggested Al Jefferson could be heading to the Golden State Warriors, Monta Ellis could be heading to the Knicks, and David Lee landing in Minnesota.
The Knicks and the Wolves seem to like this idea, but Golden State seems less than interested.
Milicic is still heading to the Hall of Fame. He must be. The Pistons take him second in 2003, teams keep trading for him, though as an expiring contract in the Knicks' case, and now the Timberwolves agreed to pay him $20 million over four seasons. That's nothing compared to the size of the bank trucks that will start rolling past for James, Wade et al, but $20 million in this economy, as owners grip about losing money with a broken business model, is the ultimate sign that people still have silly money to throw around.