Jazz deal for Jefferson
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota agreed to send power forward Al Jefferson to Utah for two future first-round draft picks and a salary-cap trade exception.
Jefferson averaged 17.1 points and 9.3 rebounds last season for the Timberwolves in his first year back from a major knee injury. He will help fill a void in Utah created when Carlos Boozer went to Chicago. Jefferson averaged 23.1 points and 11 rebounds before getting hurt in 2009.