The Minnesota Timberwolves have been looking to trade forward Michael Beasley pretty much all season. Their thinking is that by moving him it would free up a spot for Derrick Williams to get more time in the rotation. Beasley is having a decent season in Minnesota but the Timberwolves have a crowded frontcourt and he is expendable.
The problem for the T-wolves will be finding a suitable trading partner who is willing to add Beasley, take on his $6.2 million salary and also risk the personality issues that have popped up around the Kansas State product during his NBA career. There is no doubting Beasley’s talent but he’s never exactly been a model citizen.
So far Minnesota has talked to the Los Angeles Lakers, New Jersey Nets and Houston Rockets about the small forward and they continue to shop him around the league aggressively.
The Lakers would like to add an athletic wing player and Beasley fits the bill, but he would cause a big luxury tax hit and, again, he comes with a conside...