Rumor Central: Lee To Wolves In Rumored 3-Way Trade


Rumors are rumors, but this one is very interesting and how the Wolves are very David-Lee-happy at the moment, and their willingness to trade Al Jefferson, this sounds like a legit possibility.  Here is the rumor as reported in the Nerw York Post;

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 [Saturday] and it has only $7 million in cap room, meaning he’d want a sign-and-trade.

I have not heard this outside of this New York Post article and then it reported again on ESPN.com.

The Wolves have been shopping Jefferson around the league, but this is the first trade with actual names involved.

Tags: Al Jefferson David Lee Monta Ellis

  • Kevin C

    I saw an article from hoopworld that suggested the Wolves had deals in place to clear cap space to sign Lee without trading Jefferson. One would have to assume Jefferson and possibly even Love would be moved. I like Lee but it seems like we are signing someone just to prove we can.

  • Daniel Damico

    Hey Kevin – it does seem that the Wolves are just trying to flex whatever muscle they have. Here is the best quote that I have heard about why Lee is not a fit in Minnesota. It is from John Hollinger’s article about Amare Stoudemire to NYK.

    “Keeping Lee is an option, but he’d make a terrible frontcourt partner for Stoudemire — both thrive as the dive man in pick-and-rolls, and neither plays much defense (although Stoudemire will look like Bill Russell compared to Lee).”