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Published July 13, 2010, 03:18 PM

AP: Wolves to send Jefferson to Jazz

Wolves will get two first-round draft choices

By: Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to send power forward Al Jefferson to the Utah Jazz for two future first-round draft picks and the salary-cap trade exception.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the deal had not yet been officially announced.

Jefferson averaged 17.1 points and 9.3 rebounds last season for the Timberwolves in his first year back from a major knee injury in February 2009. He will help fill a void in Utah when Carlos Boozer went to Chicago.

Jefferson came to the Timberwolves in 2007 as the main cog in the blockbuster deal that sent Kevin Garnett to Boston. He averaged 23.1 points and 11 rebounds in the 50 games before he was injured in 2009.

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