Beasley not moved, but future discussed

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 16, 2012 - 12:22 AM

Michael Beasley went missing on Thursday night, but not because the Timberwolves forward had been traded to the Los Angeles Lakers.

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gsacksMar. 15, 1211:07 PM

Sounds like Kahn and Adelman are on the same page. B-easy has a 20+ game audition for the Wolves and every other team in the league. Hopefully, he will make the most of it. No way he's making 8 mil next season. But maybe the Wolves can still outbid the competition and keep him for maybe 4 mil. That's Darko money right there.

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bhdanielsMar. 16, 1212:50 AM

Yay!! So glad we still have Michael Beasley. I am rooting for him to play great the rest of this season (and no more injuries, please!) and will keep my fingers crossed that the Wolves can keep him. Go Beas! Go Wolves!

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jplamp9Mar. 16, 12 6:37 AM

Everybody's rooting for Beasly to maximize his potential. His mission is crystal clear, play better defense and rebound and he'll earn more playing time and several million more dollars per year.

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oste0130Mar. 16, 12 8:17 AM

"Michael is in more control of his future than even Michael recognizes," Kahn said. So true. Even though there is a business side of sports, the player does have the ability to dictate their future in many regards.

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bigbirdbrunoMar. 16, 12 8:36 AM

The good news: Beasley has all the talent in the world; the bad news: he is a consumate underacheiver. Beasley is to basketball what Moss is to football, except with very little professional success. I agree with Adelman about who cares what happens in/out of Orlando. Finally, Pek is absolutely correct about college and basketball priorities. In the U.S. very little of college basketball (or other major revenue-producing sports) has to do with getting a college education. College sports has become more about furnishing minor league training (and culling) of talent for major league sports teams. Unfortunately, the colleges are only responding to the out-of-control demands of the fanatical sports fans in this country. The current 'march madness' craziness is only the latest evidence of this country's misplaced priorities and perspectives.

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mjmack0512Mar. 16, 12 9:29 AM

It doesn't really sound to me like Beasley is getting the message yet that he needs to be more committed to rebounding and defense. Adelman is telling him that that's what it will take to get more minutes, and Beasley says, "just put me on the floor." Nothing in response indicates that he's going to work more on his defense. It's unfortunate because he is oftentimes a dazzling offensive weapon.

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mossholeMar. 16, 1210:23 AM

@bigbirdbruno - thanks for the lecture.

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holdsteady76Mar. 16, 1210:34 AM

I really like the way Michael is handling himself. It's actually a rare breathe of fresh air.

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azusacattMar. 16, 1211:08 AM

Thank God Beasley isn't complaining about needing to feed his family. I hope we find a way to bring him back next year...

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tradecuddyerMar. 16, 1211:14 AM

Keep Beasley long term!!

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