The NBA trade deadline is fast approaching, and one name that is rumored to be on the move is Michael Beasley. The Timberwolves forward seems to have worn out his welcome in Minnesota and the T'Wolves seem anxious to move him.
Beasley, the second overall pick of the 2008 draft, has had his ups and downs during his still young career, from being named to the All-Rookie first team to accidentally tweeting a picture of himself with marijuana in the background.
Beasley is a naturally gifted player who can play both forward positions and shoot from all areas of the court. Beasley may just need the right situation to get his head on straight and establish his presence as the gifted scorer everyone knows he can be.
The T'Wolves reportedly offered Beasley to the Lakers for a first-round pick, but L.A. turned them down. Had L.A. accepted, the Lakers would have had to use the trade exception they received when they traded Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks before the season started. The Lakers apparently were hesitant to go through with the deal, most likely because Beasley's contract would still affect the Lakers' luxury tax.
The odds of Beasley being moved are very likely. Now, I will address several rumored deals for Beasley and the likelihood of them happening.