Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports reported on Thursday (via Twitter) that the Timberwolves have made RFA wing Malik Beasley available in sign-and-trade discussions, with the Knicks among several interested teams.
However, a pair of Minnesota-area reporters have disputed that the Wolves are looking to move Beasley. A source tells Chris Hine of The Star Tribune that Beasley isn’t on the trade block and Minnesota wants to re-sign him, while Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic (Twitter link) hears from a source that there have been “no conversations” about moving the 23-year-old.
As Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News points out (via Twitter), the Timberwolves’ front office is extremely active and aggressive, and it’s probably safe to assume Beasley isn’t entirely off limits. But it also doesn’t sound like Minnesota is actively shopping him either.
Here are a few more rumors on free agents in advance of the new league year:
- The Timberwolves are planning to re-sign restricted free agent forward Juan Hernangomez, Hine writes for The Star Tribune. Even if a rival team makes an aggressive offer sheet for Hernangomez, Minnesota should have the means to match it.
- Within a story on the Rockets‘ free agent options, Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle says the club is expected to try to bring back forward Jeff Green, who played well for the club down the stretch last season.
- Sources tell Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer that there’s a “real chance” of a potential reunion between the Sixers and free agent center Nerlens Noel. Noel spent the first two-and-a-half seasons of his NBA career in Philadelphia before being traded to Dallas in 2017.