Wolves deactivate Jefferson

Updated: April 7, 2010, 8:01 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Al Jefferson has been deactivated for the game against Golden State for undisclosed "personal reasons."

Jefferson missed practice on Tuesday and the shootaround on Wednesday morning. Coach Kurt Rambis says the absences are excused and he hopes to have his leading scorer back for practice on Thursday.

Jefferson is averaging 17.4 points and 9.4 rebounds this season, trying to work his way back from reconstructive surgery on his right ...

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