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Jefferson's $65M extension isn't max deal, but he's satisfied

Updated: November 1, 2007, 7:28 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Al Jefferson could have waited until next summer to sign a contract extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

In fact, that was what his agent advised him to do, hoping that a big season and his status as a restricted free agent would have brought the 22-year-old power forward the highest contract allowable under league rules.

Jefferson ignored that advice and signed a five-year, $65 million deal just before the deadline on Wednesday night. In the era ...

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