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Lakers Trade Rumors Don't Worry Minnesota Timberwolves' Michael Beasley

NBA trade rumors are going to swirl right up until Thursday afternoon's trade deadline and its likely a few will involve Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley. The deal that seems closest seems to be the three-team trade involving the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers, but anything could happen as the deadline nears and team needs change.

Beasley knows that, but he's taking it in stride according the quotes he gave the Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda.

"I'm just a pawn in this game," Beasley said after practice. "L.A., Boston, New Jersey, Orlando, anywhere ... I mean, if they decide to move me, then I've got to go. I'm not saying I want to, but it's something I have no control over."

Beasley's obviously been keeping up with the rumors considering he named the majority of the teams involved in what we're calling the Michael Beasley sweepstakes.

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