The three-team deal that would bring Jamal Crawford to Minnesota and send Michael Beasley to the Los Angeles Lakers will likely include Lakers guard Derek Fisher as well, according to Charley Walters of The St. Paul Pioneer Press:
Don't be surprised if the Minnesota Timberwolves trade forward Michael Beasley to the Los Angeles Lakers and acquire guard Jamal Crawford from Portland in a three-team deal that would send Lakers guard Derek Fisher to the Trail Blazers.
Crawford, 31, could help bolster the Timberwolves backcourt after the devastating loss of Ricky Rubio to a season-ending ACL tear. He is averaging 14.2 points and 3.7 assists per game in a reserve role for the Blazers. Beasley, meanwhile, is averaging 11.8 points per game in a reduced role this season.