Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas indicated that the team hopes to sign Beasley to a long-term contract, Dane Moore of Zone Coverage Minnesota reports. Speaking on both Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez during a "State of the Timberwolves" address on May 2, Rosas was asked about the futures of both players, who were acquired from the Nuggets at the trade deadline. "We want those guys to be Timberwolves for a long, long time," Rossas said. "Hopefully, for the rest of their careers." Considering Beasley has played only 14 games in Minnesota, that's a lofty declaration by Rossas, but it appears the Wolves consider the former first-round pick a foundational piece. He'll hit restricted free agency this offseason, at which point the Wolves could offer him a more lucrative, long-term deal.
Beasley had 21 points (8-20 fG, 4-7 3PT, 1-3 FT) and nine rebounds in Sunday's loss to New Orleans. He was a team-low minus-26 in 29 minutes, but Beasley continues to be a valuable fantasy asset since coming over from Denver. He's now topped 20 points in four straight games, while averaging just under 22 points per game since the trade.
Beasley finished with 29 points (14-21 FG, 1-5 3Pt), four rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes during Friday's 132-118 loss to the Magic. On a dull night for the Timberwolves, Beasley provided the only highlight, going for a career-high 29 points. He has been remarkable since joining the Timberwolves, putting up top-55 numbers over the past two weeks. His minutes are locked in and it would appear they are going to see what they have in Beasley, no matter the team's overall standing.
Beasley posted 24 points (8-14 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 4-4 FT), three rebounds and two assists in 34 minutes Wednesday night during a 115-108 victory over the Bulls. Since being acquired by Minnesota, Beasley has attempted at least 12 shots in every game he's played --- finishing with no fewer than 14 points to boot. A significant piece of Denver's rotations last season, he simply fell victim to the roster crunch and the rise of Michael Porter Jr. The Timberwolves' backcourt construction is capable of allowing Beasley to sustain his productivity, even with the eventual return of Karl Anthony-towns (wrist).
Beasley contributed 28 points (11-13 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists and three rebounds in 36 minutes during Tuesday's 139-134 win at New Orleans. Beasley has topped the 15-point mark in all but one game since joining the Timberwolves prior to the trade deadline, and he continues to be one of Minnesota's main scoring threats -- especially considering Karl-Anthony Towns remains sidelined with a wrist injury. Beasley is averaging 21.1 points while shooting an impressive 43.3 percent from three-point range in his first 10 games with Minnesota, and his value has seen a considerable rise since he changed teams last month.
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