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NBA Trade Rumors: Michael Beasley Says He's A 'Pawn' In This Game

NBA trade rumors are flowing pretty freely around Michael Beasley of the Minnesota Timberwolves, but he's been able to take it all in stride. That's what players should do since they typically don't have a say either way, but Beasley seems more relaxed than most.

The Wolves forward talked to the Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda on Wednesday afternoon about the looming trade deadline, saying he's not too worried about what happens in the next 24 hours.

"Twenty-four hours from now? Whooooo," Beasley said, his voice rising when asked if he still expected to wear a Wolves uniform Thursday night at Utah. "I mean, of course. But if I'm not, I'm not.

"I'm just a pawn in this game. L.A. Boston, New Jersey, Orlando, anywhere they decide to move me, then I've got to go. I'm not saying I want to, but that's something I have no control over. I'd love to stay here. It don't make it no easier if I've got to up and move. I got a nice-sized house with a lot of things inside of it, but I'd rather stay. If I've got to go, it's just business."

Leaving a house with "a lot of things inside of it" can't be easy, but could soon become a reality for the Wolves enigmatic forward.

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