Originally written June 30, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Saturday that they did not extend qualifying offers to Michael Beasley or Anthony Randolph, making both unrestricted free agents for the 2012-13 season. Beasley, a small forward who averaged 11.5 points and 4.4 rebounds in 2011-12, posted the worst numbers of his career last season with the Timberwolves. The team would have had to extend him an 8.2 million qualifying offer. Randolph, a power forward whose qualifying offer was just 4.0 million, also underperformed last season, averaging 7.4 points and 3.6 rebounds.The Timberwolves also announced that the deadline to buy out the contracts of center Brad Miller and small forward Martell Webster has been extended into July. The team could buy out Webster's 5.7 million contract for 600,000, and though Miller announced his retirement at the end of the 2011-12 season, he's still technically under contract for 5.1 million next year. Both players could be trade bait in the coming days...
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