AP source: Al Jefferson headed from Wolves to Jazz
The Jazz will also send Minnesota the conditional first-round pick it got from Memphis in the Ronnie Brewer trade, plus another future first-rounder. Details were still being finalized.
For all of his skill on offense, Jefferson has been a liability on defense, and his game is tailor-made for the half-court while coach Kurt Rambis wants his team to run.
Timberwolves president David Kahn was up front with Jefferson from the beginning, telling him that they were considering trading him but also saying they would not do so unless they got an offer they liked.
“I told him I admired him for his professionalism,” Kahn said. “I hope it isn’t awkward. I told him we would do what’s best for him and best for us.”