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Wolves interested in Kirilenko, Beasley talks marijuana

The Timberwolves search for roster depth is ongoing, and the latest name to hit the rumor mill is former Utah Jazz star Andrei Kirilenko. The 6-foot-9 forward played last season in Moscow. Meanwhile, Michael Beasley is serious about starting fresh with the Suns ... so serious that he's giving up marijuana.
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