After Rudy Gay decided to remain a Grizzle, the Wolves turned their full attention to Knicks power forward, David Lee. Lee was in Minneapolis yesterday and he visited the facilities and talked with David Kahn.
This was from the Timberwolves official Twitter feed:
David Lee in Twin Cities today – will take a tour of Target Center facilities, Lake District, & Twins GM #Twolves
I was at the Twins last night, I did not see David Lee. We did get to see Jim Thome tie and then pass Twins great Harmon Killebrew for 10th place on the All-Time career home run list, with two home runs yesterday.
Back to David Lee, this is from the AP:
Mark Bartelstein said his client “had a great visit” and was “really impressed” by the pitch put on by team president David Kahn, coach Kurt Rambis and the rest of the Timberwolves.
“You have to give David Kahn and Kurt a tremendous amount of credit,” Bartelstein said. “They had an impressive proposal and really showed a lot of enthusiasm.”
Lee spent about nine hours in the Twin Cities, catching some of the Rays-Twins game with Kahn and Rambis before grabbing an evening flight home and Bartelstein said the two would talk things over. He declined to say if the Timberwolves made an offer.
The Wolves are shopping Al Jefferson around, but I am not sure why they are looking to sign another player who is strong on offense, but weak on defense. My personal feeling is that Lee and Kevin Love are very similar in game, strengths and weaknesses. Not sure we need to add more to the pile or goodness.
Lee is a good player and bring some excitement, but I do not want to over sign him. But then again, the Wolves just signed Darko to a four year $20M deal.
There are free agents out there, but what do the Wolves really need? The Wolves have addressed the shooting and a shooting guard over 6’4″ with Wes Johnson and Martell Webster. But they need to address defense, specifically in the post. The sixth man concern can should come from within.