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.
Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley and backup center-forward Anthony Randolph will soon be looking for new homes. A team media relations spokesperson said Saturday that neither player was extended a qualifying offer, which means they will become unrestricted free agents at Sunday at 12:01 a.m.
Michael Beasley had his exit interview with coach Rick Adelman and president of basketball operations David Kahn on Wednesday. The Wolves have the option to pick up the remaining $8 million on Beasley's contract. Beasley says he feels "pretty good about coming back next year."
Last week, Michael Beasley was singing the praises of Minneapolis and the Timberwolves organization, saying he'd love to come back next year. This week, he tells the Pioneer Press that his future is "blurry" and that he "doesn't have much to say about next year."
It’s the Wolves and the Thunder tonight in Oklahoma City as Minnesota ends its two-week, seven-game road trip. They’ll be without forward Michael Beasley, who is out with a sprained toe. No Nikola Pekovic, either. He’s rehabbing his hurting ankles.
The Timberwolves, Lakers and Trail Blazers are reportedly close to reaching an agreement that would send Jamal Crawford from Portland to Minnesota, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. In the trade, Michael Beasley would go to the Lakers and the Blazers would receiver Steve Blake and a draft pick. The NBA trade deadline is tomorrow.
Timberwolves' forward Michael Beasley is back in the rumor mill. This time around he has a lot of value for teams hoping to land Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard. Potential suitors in a deal for Beasley include Boston, the Lakers and Magic, according to Ken Berger of CBSSports.com.
The Lakers turned down a trade that would have sent Timberwolves' forward Michael Beasley to L.A. for a first round draft pick, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. Per the report, the Lakers rejected the offer to avoid adding to their luxury tax bill.
Star Tribune columnist Jim Souhan is wondering what's best for Timberwolves' forward Michael Beasley. He looked good as the sixth man scoring 34 points in a win over Houston on Monday. But as Souhan writes, perhaps shooting guard is the place for Beasley.
The Timberwolves blew up the Rockets with a 42 point third quarter en route to a 120-108 win in Houston Monday night. Ricky Rubio finished with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists. Kevin Love scored 29 points and Michael Beasley added a season high 34 points.
The Timberwolves head to New Orleans tonight without forward Michael Beasley and guard J.J. Barea. Neither is expected to return until at least next week. However, the Hornets are also hurting.
Dry spells and untimely turnovers cost the Wolves Wednesday night as they fell to the Memphis Grizzlies, 90-86. It took Minnesota nearly five minutes to score its first points of the game, and they blew a fourth quarter lead by going scoreless over an important 4 minute and 44 second stretch.
Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade says Wolves' forward Michael Beasley has the abilities to become a great player, but only "if he wants it." Beasley was drafted by the Heat and played two-seasons in Miami. Wade also says Beasley will grow as a player when he's on a winning team.
Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman is opening to using a smaller lineup featuring Kevin Love, Michael Beasley, and Derrick Williams. The trio provides a difficult match-up for opposing defenses, but they also create a defensive weakness that Adelman isn't very fond of.
Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley still faces a marijuana possession charge from last summer despite his claims otherwise. The Pioneer Press reports Beasley said the matter was cleared up. But a check of court records shows the charge from a summer traffic stop still stands.