Wolves decline qualifiers to Beasley and Randolph

Benjamin Polk —  June 30, 2012 — 3 Comments

It appears that the decision on Anthony Ranolph and Michael Beasley has been made. From the Wolves:

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team will not extended qualifying offers to forwards Michael Beasley and Anthony Randolph. With Minnesota not extending qualifying offers to Beasley and Randolph by today’s deadline, both players will become unrestricted free agents on July 1.  

Two points about this. First, the financial angle. The move frees up just over $12 million in salary for next season, enabling the Wolves to continue their pursuit of Pau Gasol or another well-salaried veteran. Second, the move reveals that, like Zach, the team has finally given up on Beasley. There’s a lot to think about here. The bursts of brilliant offensive play; the absent-minded defense; the serious lack of focus; the beautiful/ridiculous things the guy would say. Most of all: a massively talented player who just couldn’t figure it out. The right decision if you ask me, but a sad story nonetheless.

 


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3 responses to Wolves decline qualifiers to Beasley and Randolph

  1. KennisTheMenace July 5, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Notice how there are no comments. Literally, no one cares about Michael Beasley.

  2. You guys are gong to regret lrtting him go for nothing, because Michael Beasley is going to TEAR IT UP in Phoenix and you guys are going to be eating huge servings of humble pie.

  3. @JT’s….I doubt it. It takes him 30 shots to get 30 points 95% of the time. He seemed like a cool dude to hang with but good riddance on the court.

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