NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers Reportedly Still Interested In Michael Beasley

Last week it was reported that the Los Angeles Lakers, who are expected to be very active before the NBA's trade deadline, turned down a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves that would have landed LA some scoring punch in Michael Beasley in exchange for a draft pick. Despite rebuffing, the Lakers continue to be interested in the forward, according to Sports Illustrated:

The Lakers are well aware that they need scoring and point guard help, thus their continued interest in Minnesota's Michael Beasley and Cleveland's Ramon Sessions.

Beasley, whose scoring and playing time are down significantly under first-year T-wolves coach Rick Adelman, is making $6.2 million this season (prorated for the 66-game season) and is a restricted free agent this offseason.


Related: NBA Trade Rumors: Timberwolves Still Intent On Acquiring Pau Gasol

Of course, the same reasons they rejected the first reported offer is why they may wind up not acquiring the fourth year player -- they supposedly do not want to dip too far into the luxury tax in order to pay him.

For more on Minnesota Timberwolves trade talk, check out Canis Hoopus. You can also check out professional basketball news from around the league over at SB Nation's NBA page.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.