Wolf Tracks 4/8

The Wolves came up empty-handed last night against the Warriors. With nothing to show for it other than handing Don Nelson the win that allowed him to break the league record as the league’s most winningest coach, the Wolves now have to host the Lakers this Friday. Whoopee. Here are today’s Wolf Tracks:

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What are you doing differently?
“I got a lot more shots up than last year. Mechanical-wise, it’s all about my balance, but I think a big thing is confidence. If you have your confidence, you can go a long way.”

Jefferson never got going this season to the level he was at before the injury that cut his season short last year. He’s definitely still an extremely promising player when he’s healthy — observe the 19 points and 10 rebounds he averaged in just 32 minutes per game in March — but with the Wolves far out of contention just weeks into the season, it never made sense for them to push Big Al. That said, his numbers down the stretch have been good enough that he’s still worth a second-round pick next season. With all his teammates a year older, Jefferson should be a key cog on an up-and-coming Timberwolves team.

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