Timberwolves Notes: Beasley, Hernangomez, Towns, Gupta

Even though he’ll be a restricted free agent when the offseason arrives, Malik Beasley opted to attend the Timberwolves‘ in-market camp, writes Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic. Beaskey may be risking an injury that could affect his value, but he wanted to get back on the court after six months away from organized basketball, and his decision was noticed by management.

“I’m smiling and giggling,” said president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas. “Coach (Ryan Saunders) can speak to it, that’s what I love about our group. We’ve got workers. Coach and I were sitting in a meeting before this, and Beasley calls to say how much he wants to play and be here throughout it.”

Beasley, 23, is positioned for a nice raise after making an impact in 14 games since being acquired from Denver at the trade deadline. He became a starter in Minnesota and averaged 20.7 PPG while shooting 42.6% from 3-point range. The Wolves have interest in re-signing him, and his appearance seems to be an expression of loyalty.

There’s more from camp, all courtesy of Krawczynski:

  • The only notable player missing is restricted free agent Juan Hernangomez, who is filming a movie with Adam Sandler. Krawczynski notes that the acting commitment was made before the NBA finalized plans for the teams that didn’t go to Orlando.
  • Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell have emerged as leaders during camp and are trying to set an example for their teammates. “D’Angelo worked out this morning at 7 a.m. Karl’s been the 6 a.m. guy in the gym,” Saunders said. “It’s good to get out there. Even though you can only do it with one player, one coach, it’s been nice for me to be able to get not hands-on, but hands-on at a safe social distance and focus on things that we feel these guys need to work on and know they need to work on to take not just their games to the next level, but take this team to the next level.” Rosas said Towns has fully recovered from a wrist injury that sidelined him for a month before the hiatus.
  • Executive vice president Sachin Gupta will remain with Minnesota after being one of the finalists for the Kings’ GM job. Gupta seemed to be the favorite earlier this week and the Wolves were preparing for him to leave, but Sacramento opted for Monte McNair instead.
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8 thoughts on “Timberwolves Notes: Beasley, Hernangomez, Towns, Gupta

  1. kingcong95

    DLO and KAT getting up early to practice?
    Seems like they realized Jimmy had a point.

  2. Simmons>Russ

    The most interesting thing in this whole article was Hernagomez in a film with Adam Sandler ….
    Very interesting

    • illowa

      Uncut gems 2 with juan replacing kg in minnesota and them dealing with pissed off fisherman.

  3. El Don

    MIN are gonna be pretty good next season, I think they might make the playoffs or they will be close enough, future is lookin’ good & bright in the Twin Cities!

    • El Don

      Specially if they don’t draft Edwards, if they do, they better trade him or they won’t be so good, that’s for sure!

    • x_burner_X

      Who are they replacing in the top 8? Don’t forget that the Warriors are coming back next season. No chance they make top 8

  4. KnickerbockerAl

    There are two teams. That are realizing Jimmy had a point. He’s on his way to the Finals. Beasley coming out is a good sign. I wonder if they will keep both Hernangomez n Beasley.

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