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3-Way Deal Could Send Jefferson Packing, Land Lee In Minnesota

After free agent forward David Lee spent nine hours in Minnesota, he said it’d likely be two or three days before he makes a decision. According to the New York Post, if the New York Knicks sign Amar’e Stoudemire, it could set up a three-way trade involving the Wolves.

When Stoudemire becomes official, it would end the five-year era of David Lee, but set up a possibility of a sign-and-trade to add another piece. There’s been rumors of a three-way trade talk between Golden State, Minnesota and the Knicks where Lee winds up with the Timberwolves, Monta Ellis comes to the Knicks and Al Jefferson goes to Golden State. Lee visited Minnesota yesterday and it has only $7 million in cap room, meaning he’d want a sign-and-trade.

All along it was going to take a sign-and-trade for the Wolves to sign a bigger free agent, and it seems that they may have a plan to move Jefferson and net one of their top targets in the same deal.

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