I've not been following them - and if anyone can elaborate feel free to do so but my quick look at the stats sheet shows Al Jefferson averaging 37 minutes with 19 points and 11 rebounds per game. Now I know that's short of Garnett's numbers - and Garnett's intangibles are through the roof in terms of his leadership and helping other guys get better - but that's not bad! I'm glad for Al and I still think this is going to be a good trade for both teams. McHale and Ainge both had to decide which direction they were going to go - and frankly Ainge had NO choice in the matter - but rather than keep Garnett at an outrageously high salary for a team that would likely STILL be 1-6 with Garnett on it, he went young - replaced Garnett with a player who's got 10 years ahead of him, hasn't yet hit his prime and doesn't give up much to Garnett in terms of stats as of now. Gomes seems like he's doing OK - getting 27 minutes, 10 points and 4 boards - and he's another guy who can probably improve - though I don't think his upside is all that much higher than what we now see Telfair's been demoted from what I've heard - he's a guy who just never fit into a real NBA position - not a point guard, not quite a shooter... And Gerald Green's still all about potential as he should really still be a college player Ratcliff's now injured I think's probably for the best as I think he's a salary dump at the end of the season if I remember correctly... might as well play the younger guys. So I know the T-Wolves are 1-6 but I'm really not hoping McHale goes down as selling out to help his former team - this really seems like a good move for both teams with the T-Wolves replacing Garnett and ready to build for the future.