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Wolves: Barea, Beasley out one more week

Timberwolves J.J. Barea and Michael Beasley will be sidelined for at least one more week, according to coach Rick Adelman. Barea is still bothered by a left hamstring injury, Beasley has an injured right foot.
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Timberwolves J.J. Barea and Michael Beasley will be sidelined for at least one more week, according to coach Rick Adelman. Barea is still bothered by a left hamstring injury, Beasley has an injured right foot.

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