ESPN has it that GM Mitch Kupchak has talked to the Minnesota Timberwolves about Michael Beasley. "The Lakers were actually in discussions with Minnesota about a potential trade for Beasley before the season started," the site notes. "If they would have been able to pull off the deal for Chris Paul, there is a good chance that a trade for Beasley would have followed."
Who the Lakers would give up in such a deal remains unclear, the site notes, but Pau Gasol's name hasn't come up.
ESPN also reports that the team could still sign free-agent point guard Gilbert Arenas if it can't land someone like the Cleveland Cavaliers' Ramon Sessions in a trade.
Beasley is averaging 12.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.
- Michael Beasley
- Los Angeles Clippers
- Minnesota Timberwolves
- The Lakers
- Mitch Kupchak