Wolves: Rubio wants to run, Steimsma free to sign, Beasley an All-Star?

We have good news and weird news. The good news is that Ricky Rubio told David Kahn that he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn ACL. The other good news is that Greg Steimsma is free to sign with the Wolves. You might want to sit down for the weird news: Michael Beasley thinks he'll be an All-Star next year.
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The Boston Celtics have withdrawn their offer to restricted free agent Greg Steimsma, therefore clearing the way for him to sign with the Timberwolves. Steimsma signed an offer sheet with the Wolves over the weekend, and will likely make the deal official in the near future.

Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn tells the Star Tribune that he talked with Ricky Rubio recently, and the spanish point guard told him that he thinks he can run right now, but his doctors won’t let him. Rubio believes he’s ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn ACL, and will learn more when he meets with a specialist in early August.

One more note, this one regarding former Wolves' forward Michael Beasley. As you may already know, Beasley signed with the Suns earlier this month. He's also moving on from marijuana in order to harness his potential -- potential that he believes will land him in the All-Star game next year.

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