When Timberwolves’ President David Kahn first acknowledged that the team will listen to offers for forward Al Jefferson, he said he wouldn’t simply give the last piece remaining from the Kevin Garnett trade away. Apparently he wasn’t lying.
Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain Dealer tweets today that while the Cleveland Cavaliers are having talks with the Wolves, they remain preliminary because Kahn is looking for more than just a salary dump.
#Cavs have had talks with the Wolves about Al Jefferson. Not serious at moment. Wolves want assets in return not just salary dump.
Marc Stein of ESPN followed up Windhorst with an update on the talks between the Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks sharing a similar sentiment.
Mavs’ Jefferson talks have been more frequent but Wolves want draft picks WITH Dampier’s cap-friendly contract. Mavs offering neither.
With many of the top forwards off the board in the free agent market, the interest in Jefferson is picking up. The Timberwolves however seem to be content with taking their time until the price is right.