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Timberwolves Trade Deadline: Minnesota Passes On Acquiring Jamal Crawford In A Three-Team Deal

The Minnesota Timberwolves discussed a three-team deal that would have brought Jamal Crawford to Minnesota up to the deadline before ultimately passing on the trade.

The proposed deal included sending Michael Beasley to the Los Angeles Lakers, with Derek Fisher moving to the Portland Trailblazers while the Timberwolves obtain Jamal Crawford. Via Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press:

"Our guys looked at all the alternatives, and in the end, we think we've got a good group of guys on our team who will make a good run for the playoffs," Wolves owner Glen Taylor said. "We know that Ricky's down, but there's nothing we can do about that."

Minnesota is 22-21 and pushing for the eighth-seed in the Western Conference, despite losing Ricky Rubio to a season-ending ACL tear.

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