Al Jefferson Heading to Phoenix?
Posted by r1zzo23 on June 17, 2009
From Marc Spears:
An NBA executive told the Boston Globe today that the Minnesota Timberwolves is working a deal with the Phoenix Suns that would send former Celtics forward Al Jefferson and their sixth pick in next week’s NBA Draft for All-Star Amare Stoudemire.
The Suns, which have dangled Stoudemire for some time, fiound a suitor in Minnesota that is in transition. The team announced today that coach Kevin McHale has ended his 15-year association with the team. New basketball of operations David Kahn is looking to take the franchise into another direction.
In my mind, this is a great deal for Phoenix and a desperation deal my Minnesota, especially if they don’t hammer out an extension with Stoudemire prior to the deal. Jefferson is just a more complete big man and if the 6th pick yields a good prospect, this would be a steal for the Suns.