Jerry Zgoda missed the entire Kevin Garnett era, but he's back covering the Timberwolves after working the beat for their first four seasons two decades ago. In between, he covered a bit of everything: Gopher men's and women's basketball and NCAA athletics, golf, outdoor recreation, sports media and a little Vikings and Twins.

David Lee comes and goes: "Great visit," he says

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves players, Wolves trade talk, Wolves news Updated: July 3, 2010 - 8:10 PM

Just got back from MSP airport after catching David Lee as he walked through security headed home to St. Louis after spending 10 hours in Minnesota visiting the Timberwolves today.

The unrestricted free agent and 6-9 power forward arrived with his girlfriend on a Delta flight from O'Hare about 9:20 this morning after meeting with the Bulls and Heat in Chicago yesterday.

He spent the day with David Kahn and Kurt Rambis and met owner Glen Taylor.

He also toured Target Center, got to see some of Minneapolis' lakes and suburbs and attended this afternoon's Twins-Tampa Bay game for a few innings.

"Beautiful city," he said. "Really nice people."

I asked why he visited a team that already has Al Jefferson and Kevin Love on the roster and probably will have to make a move to get enough money to sign him.

"That's not something really for me to worry about," he said. "I'm just getting to know teams and I had a great visit here today.. There are a bunch of different factors you have to weigh. It's something we'll have to figure out in the next 48 to 72 hours here."

He was going home to St. Louis to spend time with his family and figure out his future.

Kahn only released a statement about today's visit.

It said:

"We had a very good meeting with David Lee today. We enjoyed getting to know David and providing him an opportunity to hear our vision for our team, and his potential role with us. This was the first step in the process and we will be in contact with his representatives later this week."

 

 

 

 

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