Timberwolves, Suns After David Lee

by July 07, 2010
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Lee’s agent tells the Star Tribune and Arizona Republic that talks are progressing nicely between David and both teams: “Agent Mark Bartelstein says he has been talking to Wolves boss David Kahn frequently and said the Wolves have the ability to make salary-cap moves and could sign his client David Lee before all the bigger dominoes tumble in this NBA free-agency game. Bartelstein followed what Lee said himself Saturday night at the airport after his nine-hour visit to Minnesota and called Lee’s trip a ‘great visit.’ ‘They’ve got some ability to make some moves quickly so they’d have the ability to sign David,’ Bartelstein said from his Chicago office. ‘They have a lot of interest. Yes, I’ve been talking to David (Kahn) quite a bit. We’re sorting through a bunch of stuff. Hopefully we’ll have a decision in the near future.’ The Wolves either would have to work a sign-and-trade involving Al Jefferson with New York through a third team — Knicks won’t take Al straight up now that they’ve agreed to terms with Amare Stoudemire, if they ever would have — or trade Jefferson’s $13 million contract for a non-guaranteed contract such as Dallas’ Erick Dampier.”