Originally Published: Jul 13, 2010 9:5 AM CDT
The biggest move of the free agency season as it pertains to the Thunder may happen very soon. And it doesnt have anything to do with Lebron or D-Wade or Chris Bosh.
If Al Jefferson goes to Utah it is a major move in the Western Conference. (Cole Aldrich...get good fast!)
Jefferson is one of the few back-to-the-basket big men in the NBA today. He can score. Hes a walking double-double. He averaged 23 points and 11 rebounds a game two years ago. Hes 610 and a wide-body. Hes a load! And hes only 25.
Jefferson needs to get better defensively, but he certainly will under Jerry Sloan. Lebron and friends are making news in the East. But Pao Gasol, Tim Duncan and Al Jefferson are in the West. And Jefferson may be about to join a contender. You better have somebody who can guard a big man if your going to survive in the West.