Sources: Al Jefferson Headed To Memphis?

by June 23, 2010

As ESPN’s Chad Ford reports: “The Minnesota Timberwolves have been burning up the phone lines the last few days looking for a trade… Sources have told me that the Wolves and Grizzlies have been discussing a swap that would send Jefferson to the Grizzlies for Zach Randolph. The deal would allow the Wolves to save a lot of money over time. Randolph has one year, $17.6 million left on his contract. Jefferson has three years, $42 million left. According to sources, Randolph’s ongoing legal problems aren’t an impediment to Minnesota who is doing the trade in an effort to get out of Jefferson’s deal and free up more playing time for Kevin Love and potentially Derrick Favors if he falls to them with the No. 4 pick. It’s possible the Wolves could either waive Randolph or use his expiring contract to make another trade.”