The Wolves reconvened at Target Center this afternoon after their four-day All Star break for nearly a two-hour practice before they flew to Detroit for tomorrow night's game against the Pistons.

Al Jefferson didn't participate in at least the final third of practice and instead received treatment on his surgically repaired knee that Kurt Rambis described as "just a little tight."

Meanwhile, the NBA's trading deadline is Thursday and while David Kahn vows he won't do anything dramatic -- that means trading any of his top players -- that doesn't mean he won't do anything.

Yahoo!Sports called the Wolves a "sleeper" team to acquire Chicago restricted free agent Tyrus Thomas by Thursday.

That's the kind of player -- a long, athletic, still raw shot blocker -- who makes sense given Kahn's desire to make his team longer and more athletic.

And he could be acquired for other assets -- one of the team's extra first-round picks and players with expiring contracts -- than one of Kahn's core pieces.

Such a deal, though, would seem to mean Jefferson's departure this summer for another piece(s) to the proverbial puzzle.

A trade by Thursday would give the Wolves the right to match any contract offer to Thomas this summer . That's where a good chunk of that salary-cap space could be spent and Jefferson's $13 million contract for next season could be swapped for a young wing player to balance the team's roster.