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Magic Trade Rumors: Orlando Pursuing Michael Beasley From Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves are looking to unload Michael Beasley, and the Orlando Magic are one of the leading suitors for the forward's services according to Ken Berger of Beasley would help bolster Orlando's frontcourt as the team preps for a deep, potentially Dwight Howard-saving playoff run.

Then again, as Orlando Pinstripe Post points out, Beasley is hardly a game changer. The former No. 2 overall pick is averaging just 11.9 points and 4.8 rebounds in 24.3 minutes per game, all of which are career lows.

According to Berger, the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers are also in pursuit in Beasley. The Nets may also look to add him in hopes of making the team more attractive to Howard and Deron Williams. Beasley has previous been linked to the Phoenix Suns and the Golden State Warriors.

For more news on NBA Trade Rumors leading up to the deadline, keep it to this StoryStream. For more on the Magic, check out the SB Nation blog Orlando Pinstripe Post.

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