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Wolves shopping Beasley hard, Celtics interested?

Posted on: March 1, 2012 2:17 pm
 
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Posted by Royce Young

There's smoke around Michael Beasley right now.

No, not that kind of smoke. Trade smoke. Beasley's name has been popping up in trade rumors since the draft last June, and yet he's remained with the Timberwolves. But if you were wanting to bet on a player most likely to be moved before the March 15 deadline, you'd have a pretty good shot with Beasley.

There's already been noise surrounding a potential move to the Lakers, with the Lakers being hesitant to give up a first round pick for him. But as CSN New England reports, the Wolves are working hard to move Beasley:
"Beasley is being shopped HARD. T-Wolves very motivated to move him, and yes, the Celtics have some interest."
Fox Sports Ohio adds this:
"Wolves have already spoken with New Jersey, Houston and the L.A. Lakers about Beasley. While both teams are said to still be open to a deal, it appears Beasley's most likely landing spot, for the time being, is Boston."
The Lakers would indeed like to add a player like Beasley, who they feel they can straighten out with their veteran leadership. Problem is, it'll cost them money. It'll dig the Lakers deeper into the luxury tax. Beasley is making $6.2 million but with L.A. already over the tax line, he's basically making $12.4 million in terms of what they'd be paying. A hefty price to pay for someone that could turn out to be a headache.

Boston though makes a lot of sense. The Wolves really don't have a need for Beasley with rookie Derrick Williams coming along, but aren't looking to take back nothing in return. Boston has a few assets, and a few first round picks they could use, which seems like is what the Wolves are after.
Comments

Since: Jan 22, 2012
Posted on: March 2, 2012 3:40 pm
 

Wolves shopping Beasley hard, Celtics interested?

I'm pretty sure that he has no problem leaving this organization, he didn't want to go to T-wolvees anyway. I believe that this will be a good investment for any team.



Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: March 1, 2012 6:35 pm
 

Wolves shopping Beasley hard, Celtics interested?

Lakers you have to find a way to get this done!!! 



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2012 6:17 pm
 

Wolves shopping Beasley hard, Celtics interested?

Draft Picks.....Thats all they would give up. Maybe an expiring contract  as well.  J-O'Neil



Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: March 1, 2012 6:01 pm
 

Wolves shopping Beasley hard, Celtics interested?

Beasley is a bum.  Another great pick by Pat Riley, who is a much overrated talent evaluator.  



Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2012 3:53 pm
 

Wolves shopping Beasley hard, Celtics interested?

Super Cool Beas in Boston? I don't know what I think of that...



Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2012 3:47 pm
 

Wolves shopping Beasley hard, Celtics interested?

@bronson

All it would take is a draft pick, and Boston has lots of them!



Since: Oct 19, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2012 3:27 pm
 

Wolves shopping Beasley hard, Celtics interested?

Ray Allen has a few years left.  I would like him here, if nothing off the bench.   He is one of the best shooters I have ever seen, maybe Rubio can get a couple tips from him.  Allen is a good defender, and has knows how to win the big game.  The Wolves are young yes but they need the right veteran in the line up.  I can think of no one better than Ray, but it has to be on a sign and trade.  Do it for a couple years. 




Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2012 3:20 pm
 

Wolves shopping Beasley hard, Celtics interested?

Rubio is on my fantasy team this year, let me tell you, the guy is seriously slumping right now...he shot 12.5% last night against LA!



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2012 3:08 pm
 

Wolves shopping Beasley hard, Celtics interested?

I don't see what Boston could give up in return that would make sense. Minnesota is young and already has Rubio at PG so Rondo wouldn't work. Minnesota isn't on the immediate verge of contending, so Garnett and Allen wouldn't make sense. Pierce has years on his contract and he's not "old" yet, so perhaps him and a combination of picks would be involved but I still don't see it. Especially since Beasley is a headcase at worst/eccentric at best, you're already taking a big chance by trading for him and then likely signing him to a multi-year deal. I would trade the Celtics 1st rounder because it'll likely not be a lottery pick and anything outside the top 10 (if not 5) is a crapshoot in basketball but surely some other pieces will be involved. I just don't see what exactly.



Since: Jul 21, 2010
Posted on: March 1, 2012 2:44 pm
 

Wolves shopping Beasley hard, Celtics interested?

The Wolves will not mis him. Anything they get for him is a bonus. He can play the game (when he wants to) but the Wolves aren't a better TEAM when he is on the floor. Got him for next to nothing, tried it, it didn't work, move on. Let's hope the front office gets this right. With the Wolves you just never know!


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