Free Agent Rumors: Beasley, Hernangomez, Green, Noel

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:

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23 thoughts on “Free Agent Rumors: Beasley, Hernangomez, Green, Noel

  1. Luckylefty2

    I feel so bad for noel. He will never recoup that 70 million and he will always be a backup.

    • hiflew

      I am a fan of his, but I don’t feel bad for him. He made a conscious choice to turn the money down because he was greedy and wanted a bigger pile. Sometimes the gamble works, sometimes it doesn’t.

      • Luckylefty2

        True, but he still has a family and its not like he is a rocket scientist these guys need to make as much money as possible before they’re done playing.

        • hiflew

          That’s true, but he is a grown man and had an opportunity for a free college education that could have taught him how to handle money decisions. He chose to take the immediate money instead. Which is fine, but there are consequences to that decision. There are a lot of people that are not rocket scientists that learned how to make prudent financial decisions in their lives. I’m not going to feel bad for a gambler that said “let it ride” one too many times on the roulette table.

          • Luckylefty2

            You actually think he went to college for school or ball? And its not like he knew the market. I get it he was greedy, but there is a reason why a majority of NBA players go broke after they leave or retire.

            • hiflew

              Whether he went there for school or not is not really the point. The point that he had the opportunity to do it. Maybe he doesn’t have the intelligence to become an award-winning economist, but you don’t have to do that to take business math and other financial classes. In fact, most colleges teach you how to balance a checkbook and pay bills and other useful things during an orientation class. Just because someone goes to school for ball, does not mean that is the ONLY thing they should focus on. No one in any field should ever focus on only one thing. Diversity is not just a racial buzzword, it is the best way to become a well-rounded human being capable of surviving in the real world.

          • El Don

            So that is what they teach in college then!
            Good to know!
            Never known anyone who learned much in those overpriced ole boys institutions, right?

            • hiflew

              The opportunity has always been there to learn meaningful things. If people, especially those there for free, choose not to take advantage of it and instead take easy classes, then you can’t blame the colleges. If you go to a grocery store and see free samples of both sugary treats and healthy treats, then you shouldn’t blame the grocery store for your health problems if you made the easy choice.

        • Regi Green

          Stop with the feeding the family talk,they play a game that’s paying them millions.The guy with the lowest salary in the league is feeding his family just fine.

  2. Sillivan

    Juan is a better player than Frank Kaminsky.
    Wolves need PF.
    2-year 14M value

  3. hiflew

    Beasley seems like the perfect guy for New York. A guy without a big track record that parlayed extended playing time on a bad team into good stats for a short period of time. He is likely to be looked at as extremely overpaid in a year or two. And that is not even taking into account his off the court struggles. Just a perfect Knicks acquisition.

    • mnsportsfan

      i’m all for that, we have too many guards and most of them can’t shoot.

      what would that trade look like?

      • hiflew

        Depends on what he signs for really. It would probably be something like 4/60. In that case a package like

        Kevin Knox
        Dennis Smith or Ntikilina
        The Clippers #1 in 2021

        would work. Drafting Toppin and getting Beasley would probably make Knox expendable. Smith/Ntikilina is basically nothing but salary at this point, but would give Minnesota a backup with whatever potential either of them would have remaining. The 2021 1st is the key because as of right now, Minnesota has ZERO picks next season. They are not a team with enough assets to just skip a draft.

          • hiflew

            Probably. At the very least, it won’t be moving with being highly protected. Getting the Clippers pick would guarantee Minnesota of getting a 1st next year. Getting the Knicks pick just means it likely wouldn’t change hands next year and would instead push off to a future draft. That wouldn’t help the problem of Minny beign out of 2021 picks. In addition, the Knicks would probably need to move Knox or someone else in order to get court space for Beasley. They could do that in another move, but this is simpler.

    • Dxit90a

      I would images they can do a sign and trade and include randle . Timberwolves need a big

      • andremets

        Knicks own picks should be untouchable. No doubt it would instantly become a top 3 pick.

  4. Sillivan

    I like a thread called “community shootaround”

    Free agent predictions

    I predict that Knicks offer $110 million contract to VanVleet.

  5. Wolves can’t rationally want Beasley back with the other moves they’ve made, unless he actually accepts the Q/O. Knicks likely don’t need a S&T to get him, just a frontloaded overpay that the Wolves won’t match. Of course, if the Wolves want Randle, then that would work.

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